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Work goes on as usual at HC&S even as the company prepares to end production

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    “I’ve never been unemployed before. Hopefully I can get retirement.” Clyde Anakalea Harvesting supervisor, 60, is just shy of qualifying for retirement, which at HC&S happens at 62 and includes a pension

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A cane hauler returned from the field at HC&S on Maui.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Robert Luuwai, vice president of factory operations, who will be out of a job on the last day of production. “There will be no factory to run,” he said. “I’ll have to find something to do.”

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Sugar cane was harvested Wednesday after it was burned at HC&S on Maui.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Donald Gusman, factory operations manager, said he will spend his retirement with his grandchildren after working 43 years at HC&S.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Sugar cane was picked up.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A haul truck was full of cane. Roughly half of the last sugar harvest has been completed.

“Hey, where you guys stay now?” Clyde Anakalea called into his radio. “You stay in the lowboy already? You guys passing 812?” Read more

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