2,550-unit Wai‘ale project gets hearing

MAKENA – The state Land Use Commission began this week what promises to be a long series of proceedings on Alexander & Baldwin Properties’ proposed 545-acre, 2,550-unit Wai’ale subdivision in Central Maui. The commission listened to about two dozen residents testify for and against the proposal Thursday and Friday at the Makena Beach &...

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HC&S: Sugar ‘at the top,’ can anything knock it off?

PUUNENE Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii will arrive on Maui this summer to work with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. to study crops, growing conditions and other issues in developing biofuels on the island. The 130-year-old plantation is working with federal and state partners to help determine...

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A&B’s agribusiness sector recovers but shipping down – Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor’s Information – The Maui News

Although its agribusiness sector continued its recovery in the first quarter, Alexander & Baldwin’s usual profit center, Matson Navigation Co., lost money, and the company reported a thin profit of $5.2 million, or 12 cents per share, Tuesday. President Stanley Kuriyama said Matson couldn’t adjust its fuel surcharges fast enough to keep up with...

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A&B long the target of takeovers

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. has been in business 141 years, and for most of that time the kamaaina company has stood on three legs, each representing a major industry closely tied to Hawaii — agriculture, shipping and real estate. The stool has been pretty sturdy, enabling the Honolulu-based company to realize or improve gains from...

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