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

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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

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BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

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

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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.”

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BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

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

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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.

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BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Sugar cane was picked up.

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BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

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