Alexander & Baldwin profits rise

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. earnings were about flat in the last three months of 2010, but bigger gains earlier in the year enabled the diversified Honolulu-based company to more than double its full-year profit. A&B reported 2010 net income of $92.1 million, up from $44.2 million the year before. Fourth-quarter net income was $20.2...

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Sweet Smell of Success

The rain came down. The price went up, and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. finished the year with a much improved crop. The final raw sugar shipment was loaded at Kahului Harbor’s Pier One on Wednesday and Thursday. The harvest was just shy of 172,000 tons, much better than the 127,000 tons in 2009,...

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Zip into the future

Mike Atherton’s employees call him “Coach” for good reason. Since he bought Maui Tropical Plantation in 2006, the affable entrepreneur has been overseeing a comprehensive game plan to re-energize the 26-year-old attraction. “We’ve painted the buildings, pruned the trees, spruced up the landscaping, basically given the grounds a complete makeover,” Atherton said. “I’m an...

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