DuPont embarks on $12M project

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    DuPont Pioneer’s Judith Rivera, Sarah Styan and Brad McAvoy adjourn from the site of the firm’s $12 million shade house project in Kekaha Friday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shovels frame the site where DuPont Pioneer will embark on a $12 million project involving the erection of 24 shade houses for research and development in Kekaha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dignitaries including DuPont Pioneer’s Fred Humphrey, governor’s liaison Carrice Gardner, DuPont Pioneer’s Ryan Oyama, Mark Takemoto, Judith Rivera, Kauai Council Chair Mel Rapozo, Earthworks’ Scott Sheldon and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. get together for a photo Friday after turning the ground on DuPont Pioneer’s $12 million shade house project in Kekaha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dignitaries including DuPont Pioneer’s Fred Humphreys, governor’s liaison Carrice Gardner, DuPont Pioneer’s Ryan Oyama, Mark Takemoto, Judith Rivera, Kauai County Council Chair Mel Rapozo, Earthworks’ Scott Sheldon and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. turn dirt Friday at the site of DuPont Pioneer’s $12 million shade house project in Kekaha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dignitaries, including DuPont Pioneer’s Fred Humphrey, governor’s liaison Carrice Gardner, DuPont Pioneer’s Ryan Oyama, Mark Takemoto, Judith Rivera, Kauai County Council Chair Mel Rapozo, Earthworks’ Scott Sheldon, and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. demonstrate aloha following groundbreaking Friday at the Kekaha site for the $12 million DuPont Pioneer shade house project.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shovels used for groundbreaking ceremonies Friday frame DuPont Pioneer’s Fred Humphrey and Earthworks’ Scott Sheldon, who tour the site where 24 shade houses will be erected in Kekaha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jeff Fisher of Earthworks discusses the site layout for the 24 shade houses with Kauai County Council Chair Mel Rapozo following the groundbreaking ceremonies for the $12 million project Friday at the DuPont Pioneer Kekaha site.

KEKAHA — Judith Rivera, Hawaii Research Lead for DuPont Pioneer, said without the project, the facilities at the DuPont Pioneer Kekaha Parent Seed location would probably have been abandoned.

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