Business / In Brief • Feb. 6, 2014

BAYADA acquires Trumpet in Hawaii

BAYADA Home Health Care, a leading provider of home health care services to people of all ages, has acquired Trumpet Behavioral Health in Hawaii, according to an announcement.

With locations in eight states, Trumpet provides behavioral health treatment services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

As part of a transition, BAYADA offices on the Big Island, Oahu and Maui now provide home and school-based care to approximately 300 Trumpet clients. There was no interruption in client services and the nearly 350 Trumpet employees have been offered job opportunities with BAYADA, the announcement says.

BAYADA Home Health Care started in Philadelphia in 1975 and has grown to more than 280 offices in 22 states, including 10 locations in Hawaii.

For more information about services on Maui, call 244-6879 or visit


Creditors: Biomass plant not paying bills

HILO – A Big Island project to generate electricity from eucalyptus trees and other plant matter is delinquent on millions of dollars in bills, its creditors say.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. filed a lien against the Hu Honua Bioenergy in Hilo Circuit Court late last month claiming the company owes it more than $35 million.

Subcontractor American Electric filed another for more than $1.3 million, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.

“We at Hawaiian Dredging have not been paid a significant sum for work that has been done since early 2013,” said Gary Yokoyama, vice president and general counsel for Hawaiian Dredging.

A Hu Honua spokeswoman told the Tribune-Herald that the company doesn’t comment on matters in litigation.