Innovation

Sliming the World Clean with Blue DeconGel

The Problem How do you decontaminate military aircraft after they’ve collected dangerous air samples from nuclear tests? The prime method — pressure-washing with soap and chemicals — leaves thousands of gallons of contaminated water to dispose of. The Solution Hank…

Biodiesel Certification

Kelly King thinks you should know more about your biodiesel. King, the vice president of Pacific Biodiesel, America’s oldest biofuel company, has long been a proponent for sustainably produced fuels and, when it comes to sustainability, she says local is…

Virtual Offices

Local company Resource Suites is partnering with one of the nation’s largest real estate firms to redefine where you work. With tools such as the Internet and smart phones, more small companies are discovering that they save money and time…

Latest Silicon Valley is Kihei

“Maui is an excellent place to start a new business,” says Vaughn Vasconcellos, president and CEO of Akimeka LLC, headquartered in Kihei’s Maui Research and Technology Park. Its high-tech neighbors include local companies Oceanit and Trex, and large federal contractors…

Diversified By Design

In this economy, diversifying is one way to survive. That’s why in April, after its own gross billings plunged about 30 percent, local architectural firm Pacific Atelier LLC acquired an audio-visual company. The purchase of Providence Technologies LLC, dba Projectors…

Cooling Tech

Local company solves a big problem: how to cool computers The Problem For decades, engineers have known that heat seriously hinders a computer’s performance. The harder your CPU or graphics card works, the hotter it gets. In fact, some of…

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