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Sen. Schatz: ‘Sugar Production on Maui was More Than a Business’

January 6, 2016, 2:28 PM HST
* Updated October 18, 1:40 PM
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US Sen. Brian Schatz. Courtesy photo.

US Sen. Brian Schatz. Courtesy photo.

US Sen. Brian Schatz commented on today’s announcement that the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company on Maui will close by the end of the year.

“I am deeply saddened by today’s announcement that sugar operations at HC&S will close this year” said Sen. Schatz. “For over 130 years, sugar production on Maui was more than a business, spawning a way of life and generations of hardworking women and men who made our state remarkable and great. I will work with Gov. Ige and other public officials to ensure that we honor the legacy of these generations by finding opportunities for those affected by the closedown. Similarly, it is essential that we work with Alexander & Baldwin in a coordinated effort to keep these extraordinary lands in active agriculture.”

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