Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. owns a diverse group of companies that have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 70,000 people. Koch Industries has completed more than $32 billion in acquisitions and investments since 2003. Since 1960, the value of the Standard & Poor's 500 grew about 73-fold, assuming the reinvestment of dividends. During that same period, the value of Koch Industries grew nearly 2,400-fold, using the same assumptions. It 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; and forest and consumer products. Familiar Koch companies' brands include STAINMASTER® carpet, LYCRA® fiber, Quilted Northern® tissue and the Dixie® brand of tabletop products.
Koch Industries is focused on creating value for its customers, its communities and its employees. Wichita, Kan., global headquarters for Koch Industries, continues to receive national accolades for its thriving job market, low cost of living, short commutes (a median time of 16.7 minutes, according to Money Magazine’s 2007 study) and quality entertainment venues. Within the past two years, Forbes has named Wichita the number one place to live the good life affordably and the ninth best job market in the United States. In 2007, Wichita was also declared one of the top ten “Best Big Cities” by Money Magazine.
For more information on Koch and their affiliate companies, please visit us at http://www.kochind.com