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May 05, 2015 1:36 PM ET

Industrial Conglomerates

Company Overview of Koch Industries, Inc.

Company Overview

Koch Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in chemicals and biofuels refining; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; electronic components; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investment businesses in the United States and internationally. The company produces and markets transportation fuels, biofuels, lube oil, asphalt, and chemicals; operates pipelines that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, ethanol, natural gas liquids, and chemicals; manufactures and markets building products, consumer products, packaging, paper, cellulose, and chemicals; produces, market...

4111 East 37th Street North

Wichita, KS 67220

United States

Founded in 1940

Phone:

316-828-5500

Fax:

316-828-5739

Key Executives for Koch Industries, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 78
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Director
Executive Vice President of Operations Excellence and Compliance and Director
Age: 55
Executive Vice President and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Koch Industries, Inc. Key Developments

Koch Industries's Unit Invista to Establish New Plant to Make Pipeline Pipes in McPherson

Invista, a unit of Koch Industries will establish a new manufacturing operation in McPherson to expand production of its Raptor nylon pipe for oil pipelines. The company plans to convert an existing building in McPherson and begin production by early spring. The company will start with about a dozen manufacturing employees in McPherson, in addition to the sales, marketing, finance, technical and managerial staff in Wichita and elsewhere, but it expects its workforce to grow as demand for the product grows. No incentives were sought for the project.

Potential Suitor Reportedly Approaches Bradken For Acquisition

At least one company has approached the Board of Bradken Limited (ASX:BKN) and discussed a cash offer, although it is not known whether talks are ongoing, reported Australian Financial Review citing reports from Street Talk. According to sources of Street Talk, Koch Industries, Inc. was among parties believed to have expressed interest late 2013.

Koch Industries Seeks Acquisitions

Koch Industries, Inc. seeks acquisitions. "Then we’re doing that in our fertilizer business as well, and we’re doing it in Flint Hills with biofuels. So that’s another area that’s a combination of both internal development and acquisitions. Engineering polymers at Invista is another tremendous area. There’s been a lot of work in engineering polymers over the years, but we’ve found some gaps in where these materials can be turned into products and have superior value. I don’t want to get into specifics on those because we’re still in the trial stage on some of them. But that’s another very promising area. Then another one, which involves so much new technology — and not that we would go back into the drilling business — but in support for directional drilling, particularly, and some of it but not all relates to fracking, but directional drilling and services for that and technology for that. Then another is metals. There have been technical and other changes and new approaches in that, so we’re looking at investments in that field as well. And then obviously in consumer products, pulp and paper, we’re continually making acquisitions in that area," said Chief Executive Officer, Charles Koch.

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