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The sugar industry is no longer in Maui. For any number of reasons, one being the protests against slash burning and pollution has shut down the industry. They had one last gnarly burn with the industry sticking their fingers to those opponents, and it is all done.

The once vibrant and productive factory is now deteriorating and left in ruins. The aluminum panels blow in the wind with a spooky sound. Over 650 employees released from an industry that is over 140 years old. They were bleeding 30 a year million at the end.

The pipes that that once processed the 36,000 acres of sugar cane no longer function.

This was an industry that once produced millions to the economy, but it is no more. The industry has moved to countries with a more affordable labour force.

The entrance for many employed in the industry is now blocked by rocks with the patrol cars passing by to ensure no entry.

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