“It’s a little bit noisy here,” HPM Building Supply president and CEO Michael Fuijimoto told a group of local business officials and chamber of commerce members on Friday, shortly before he walked into a large workroom at the HPM work facility in Keaau’s W.H. Shipman Business Park. Outside the room, saws whined and whirred. Inside, booming crunches signaled the creation of a new piece of corrugated metal roofing.
HILO (AP) — Firefighters continued their search Wednesday for a missing Kona woman who is believed to have been swept away by fast-moving waters of the Wailuku River.