About 22,000 Hawai‘i people work in factories and plants the rest of us never see, set off in industrial parks, tucked behind bland walls. Here are six places where the artistry of machinery is revealed.
By Victoria Wiseman | Photography by Olivier Koning
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This maze of pipes at Tesoro’s Kapolei refinery carries crude-oil residuals from the fractionation tower—where they’re heated up to 700 degrees—to processing facilities where the residuals are made into the fuel that powers Hawaiian Electric and cruise and container ships.