Dole Company closes Iwilei cannery for three months.
Amfac Inc. announces phase out of its Puna sugar operations by 1984.
Alexander & Baldwin and Amfac shut down six sugar plantations making half of the sugar industry inactive.
Ala Moana Center sold to Daiei Inc.
reports Hawaii's number one revenue producing crop is marijuana.
Ginger industry hits 100 acres of production, raising 3.6 million pounds.
C. Brewer begins 10-year converstion of 8,000 Mauna Kea sugar acres to macadamia nuts.
United Airlines announces plans for direct flights between the West Coast and Maui.
Del Monte Corporation (subsidiary of R.J. Reynolds) announces it will leave Moloka'i. The departure leaves the island with no alternative employment and fields too scarred by pesticides to convert quickly to other crops.