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Halm’s Enterprises’ family of companies deliver local products still made by hand

  • Video by Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com

    Halm's Enterprises makes local products by hand, including more than 60 percent of the kim chee/pickled vegetable market in Hawaii. The company also produces seafood products, laulau and Hawaiian sauces.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mike Irish, owner of Halm’s Enterprises, showed his products at the Daniel K. Akaka ALA (American Logistics Association) Hawaii Food Show in the Hawaii Prince Hotel in August. Companies under the Halm’s label include Keoki’s Lau Lau and Diamond Head Seafood Co.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Halm’s Enterprises workers made and filled bottles of kim chee in September.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Michael Irish, CEO of Halm’s Enterprises, watched as Keoki’s Lau Lau Company workers made laulau.

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