Following is a “fact” sheet on the Koch Industries web site. They have significant investments in Wisconsin. To read more abut them go to their web site at:
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America according to Forbes magazine. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching. Koch companies have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 70,000 people. Since 2003, Koch companies have completed more than $32 billion in acquisitions and investments, and nearly $11 billion in capital expenditures.
- Companies in Wisconsin
Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining and chemicals company. Its subsidiaries market products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt. A subsidiary distributes refined fuel through its strategically located pipelines and terminals in Junction City, Waupun, Madison and Milwaukee. Another subsidiary manufactures asphalt that is distributed to terminals in Green Bay and Stevens Point.
- Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. operates a pipeline system that crosses Wisconsin, part of the nearly 4,000 miles of pipelines owned or operated by the company.
- The C. Reiss Coal Company is a leading supplier of coal used to generate power. The company has locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Ashland and Sheboygan.
- Georgia-Pacific companies have six facilities in the state that manufacture consumer tissue, towel and wiper products, corrugated packaging, and hardboard. In addition, the company has offices and a research center in the state. Georgia-Pacific LLC, based in Atlanta, and its subsidiaries have approximately 300 manufacturing facilities across North America, South America and Europe, ranging from large pulp, paper and tissue operations to gypsum plants, box plants and building products operations. companies have six facilities in the state that manufacture consumer tissue, towel and wiper products, corrugated packaging, and hardboard. In addition, the company has offices and a research center in the state. Georgia-Pacific LLC, based in Atlanta, and its subsidiaries have approximately 300 manufacturing facilities across North America, South America and Europe, ranging from large pulp, paper and tissue operations to gypsum plants, box plants and building products operations.
Safety and Environmental Commitment
Koch companies are committed to operating their businesses in a manner that protects the health and safety of their employees, the public and the environment. Koch companies’ safety performance is among the best in the industry, and Koch companies strive to protect the environment by reducing waste and increasing efficiency.
- Flint Hills Resources’ terminals in Wisconsin were among those recognized with the Platinum Safety Award from the International Liquid Terminals Association. The award recognizes member companies that have a strong commitment to continuous safety improvement. The terminals have also earned a Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award from the Wisconsin Safety Council and Wisconsin Department of Development, and Perfect Record and Occupational Excellence Achievement awards from the National Safety Council.
- Seven Koch company sites in Wisconsin; The C. Reiss Coal Co. (Green Bay), Georgia-Pacific (Green Bay, Phillips and Sheboygan), and Flint Hills Resources terminals (Madison, Milwaukee and Waupun); have earned STAR certification in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Programs.
- Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. was named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today magazine in 2008. The company has earned the Occupational Safety Award from the American Petroleum Institute, its highest honor, and the Occupational Industry Leader Award from the National Safety Council. KPL employees have worked more than 6.7 million hours without a lost-time incident.