May 13, 2019

Device for the visually impaired wins 2019 Koch Innovation Challenge

The votes have been tallied, the judges have spoken, and there’s a new Koch Innovation Challenge Grand Champion...

May 6, 2019

Flint Hills Resources’ support for Ducks Unlimited surpasses $1M contributed, 250,000 acres conserved

After more than 30 years of collaboration, Flint Hills Resources was recently recognized for reaching a significant m...

May 3, 2019

Space to innovate

As a lifelong NASA enthusiast, Derek McFall isn’t afraid to jump into the unknown. But the SRG Global product d...

April 22, 2019

Meet Sid, Conservation Dude

Sid Johnson’s official title is a mouthful: Process and Systems Manager for Koch Remediation and Environmental ...

April 1, 2019

Student innovators rise to the challenge

Spring has returned at Wichita State University, and while many students are diligently taking class notes and preppi...

March 25, 2019

Translating big data into better results

We are living in an unprecedented time of data growth. Each day, over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created ...

March 14, 2019

Virtual reality is transforming Koch facilities

Once a gaming novelty, virtual reality is happening at Koch facilities across the United States. From safety training...

March 13, 2019

#KochDisrupt Fireside Chat: Steve Case

When you’re thinking of taking a big risk, does your mind immediately think about all the reasons it could fail...

March 8, 2019

How innovation thrives through openness at Koch

When it comes to finding fulfillment with your career, there’s no one direct path. Nobody’s perfect, and ...

March 6, 2019

Beyond the check — what entrepreneurs really want (and need)

Conversations in the startup community typically hover around large funding rounds, valuations and the next big thing...

February 28, 2019

Jim Hannan at Detroit Economic Club: Businesses create value by improving people’s lives

Don’t fear change. When businesses embrace it, adapt to it, and drive it, they can benefit everybody in society...

February 27, 2019

Falling emissions, rising opportunity

The boiler at the heart of Georgia-Pacific’s Broadway mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin, arrived by barge on the ban...

February 26, 2019

Discovery Newsletter: Perspective, Brad Razook and Jim Hannan

Brad Razook and Jim Hannan KII EVP and CEO – Resources | KII EVP & CEO — EnterprisesWeb scraping. Op...

February 21, 2019

Discovery Newsletter: Transforming Environmental, Health and Safety at Koch

Transformations across Koch Industries have been highlighted in several recent issues of Discovery (and in the Perspe...

February 19, 2019

Engineering for better

The 67,000 U.S. employees at Koch (130,000 worldwide) work to create everything from toilet paper, transportation fue...

January 31, 2019

INVISTA completes sale of apparel & advanced textiles business

WICHITA, Kan. --(BUSINESS WIRE)INVISTA has completed the previously announced sale of its Apparel & Advanced Text...

January 27, 2019

Businesses pledge the next step for criminal justice reform

About 95 percent of the people currently incarcerated across the United States will one day rejoin their communities....

January 23, 2019

Turn up the metal. Our latest investment gets disruptive.

Our CEO, Charles Koch, often says “the future is unknowable, but it’s not unimaginable.”So imagine ...

January 23, 2019

KDT leads $160 million investment in Desktop Metal to drive the adoption of the company’s metal 3D printers for mass production and the world’s first office-friendly metal 3D printing system

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Desktop Metal today announced the closing of a $160 million funding round, led by...

January 21, 2019

Robotics grant gets gears turning at inner-city middle school 

For students at one Wichita, Kansas, middle school, robotics education just got a lot more hands-on thanks to the dil...

January 16, 2019

Koch Equity Development, Golden Gate Capital to Invest $1.5 Billion in Infor

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced an agreement to receive a&...

January 15, 2019

Cutting-edge brain surgery. No incision required.

Imagine waking up every morning with a tremor – a shaking so pronounced that you can’t even pick up a gla...

November 20, 2018

How we think about our role as a business in society

In my more than two decades at Koch Industries, I have witnessed—and been part of—remarkable transformati...

November 15, 2018

The advantages of working for a business with purpose

Now more than ever, people want companies to stand for something.Askia Ahmad, an IT director at Flint Hills Resources...

November 7, 2018

Military experience translates to success for vets

Every year, roughly 250,000 members of the armed forces take off their uniforms for the last time and step back into ...

November 5, 2018

Meet the women leading the future of science and engineering at Koch

If Dawn Wurst had listened to a well-meaning teacher in high school who told her she shouldn't pursue a career in...

October 30, 2018

Driving transformation with laser-guided autonomous vehicles

Nobody—and nothing is perfect. As Georgia-Pacific master technician Mike Cooper learned, sometimes even a gigan...

October 26, 2018

Why the next great ideas shouldn’t have to wait

Imagine a world without the lightbulb. Or the telephone. Or even, yes, the internet or cellular network you are using...

October 12, 2018

Young inventor's innovation could transform the way you wash your hands

Great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere at any time – even while using the bathroom. Just ask 11-year-old Cl...

October 8, 2018

Inside the mission to improve safety

Zero serious injuries. Zero significant process incidents. The vision is a tall order. For a large manufacturer like ...

October 1, 2018

A new call to action

In last October’s Discovery, Brad Razook and Jeff Ramsey explained how Flint Hills Resources was beginning to t...

September 6, 2018

Koch interns drive change across the company

Across multiple companies at Koch Industries, innovation teams are working on inspired solutions to solve tough chall...

August 17, 2018

Q&A: Women driving growth in manufacturing

American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. As the industry evolves, grows and changes, its workfor...

August 3, 2018

EFT Analytics reducing downtime and increasing production efficiencies at Koch Fertilizer Plant

EFT Analytics, a software and energy management solutions provider, is deploying a real-time monitor that is producin...

July 24, 2018

Doing good for the woods

When it comes to responsible forestry, Bobby Maddrey knows it’s important to see the forest for the trees.As Ge...

July 10, 2018

Insights from EFT analytics providing huge returns in the steel industry

WICHITA, Kan. – EFT Analytics, a leading provider of predictive analytics, process optimization and energy mana...

June 13, 2018

Drones driving transformation at Matador Cattle Company

John Douglas Russell, or J.D. for short, knows his way around a ranch. As a fifth-generation cattleman with Matador C...

June 8, 2018

How entrepreneurs can apply Koch’s vision to their businesses

Focusing on the customer, acting with integrity, and working toward win-win outcomes are just a few ways that busines...

May 30, 2018

Why creating value is the focus for Koch

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the 2018 Texas Corporate Responsibility Summit in Houston. Corporate respo...

May 24, 2018

Innovation Challenge diversifying students’ skill sets

Preparing our students at Wichita State University (WSU) for the challenges that await them in the real world is our ...

May 7, 2018

Koch Disruptive Technologies Invests in Mesosphere to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Transformation

Mesosphere, the hybrid cloud platform company, today announced a funding round of $125 million co-led by funds and ac...

April 11, 2018

Genesis Robotics Enters Into Strategic Venture With Koch

Genesis Advanced Technology (GAT) and KCTG, the industrial-technology and engineered-equipment unit of Koch Industrie...

March 20, 2018

Energy Innovation: Delivering More Tomatoes to Your Table

In bottles of ketchup and jars of sauce, from the supermarket shelf to the dinner table, there’s a good chance ...