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NewsBeat Caterpillar Showcase Hawthorne Pacific Corp. hosted a demonstration event for about 140 people on June 23 to showcase some of the newest equipment now available in Hawaii. On display and available for test drive were several excavators, backhoes, skid steers, compact truck loaders and an articulated From left: Christopher Giannaris, sales operations manager of Hawthorne Pacific Corp., and Bobby Whitworth, the equipment dealer’s general manager, with Hawaii’s first hybrid-electric equipment, the Caterpillar D7E dozer. SEE A VIDEO of new Hawthorne equipment at truck, several of which are Tier IV compliant. Hawthorne also introduced its D7E dozer, the first of its kind hybrid-electric engine in Hawaii. “Customers were very happy about the event and expressed a lot of interest,” says Christopher Giannaris, sales operations manager for Hawthorne Pacific. “Many stayed on site for hours. We have had many inquiries about possible purchases and rentals since the event.” Giannaris adds that the firm had hoped to have the first sale attributed to the event in early July. Forest City Relocates Historic Neighborhood traffic was minimal. to move the homes and carports As part of the Programmatic Discussing the importance of this and position them in the same Agreement between Navy Region historic preservation project, Richard Hawaii, the Hawaii State Preservation configuration, essentially preserving Montoya of FCMC says, “From a the neighborhood as it was at Red Officer and the Advisory Council historic perspective, once the homes Hill. The homes will be used for on Historic Preservation, Forest are demolished they can never come employees of the dairy. City Military Communities (FCMC) back; that structure is gone forever. Preparations for the relocation donated six single-family historic began in June, under the guidance of You can only replicate, but it isn’t homes in the Red Hill housing area the same. From a construction point to Bello’s Millwork for installation on Kikiaola Construction Co., a Kauaibased firm that specializes in moving of view – by saving the homes, we Central Oahu agricultural lands. kept six homes from going into the historic homes. The homes were Originally constructed in the separated from their foundations and landfill. Very little waste is going 1940s, the homes were built as into the landfill from the relocation cut to a manageable size to fit on a living quarters for construction of these homes. We also have six low-bed trailer and reinforced for supervisors of the highly classified homes that were generally in great Red Hill fuel storage project. Ranging movement. Preparations were done condition and with the renovation during the day; movement of the from 972 to 3,709 square feet, the and TLC that Bello’s Millwork is homes took place late at night when two- and three-bedroom homes are going to provide for an example of these homes, they will military housing still have many years of built just before life left; that says a lot the United States’ for the craftsmanship entry into World and materials that were War II. used when the homes The homes were first built.” were moved “Our family is to the 85-acre humbled by the family-owned opportunity to preserve goat dairy, this historic group of creamery and homes for generations to artisan cheese come,” comments Eric making operation Bello, general manager in Central Oahu. The intent was One of the six historic Red Hill homes that will find new life at a Central Oahu dairy of Bello’s Millwork. 6 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | AUGUST 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - August 2011

Building Industry Magazine - August 2011
Catepillar Showcase
Seminars Augment PBT Expo
BIA Dedicates New Hawaiian Home
NAVFAC Awards New Contracts
Living Museum Getting $38 Million Makeover
Pearl City Street Dedicated
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: New Target Store in Hilo
Architects Corner
Best Practices
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort Renovation
The House Built for Hope
News Makers
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - August 2011