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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 17, 2019

Q&A with Jenny Kim: The Transformative Power of Second-Chance Hiring

For many former inmates, success upon re-entry means securing housing, maintaining a solid support system of family a...

April 15, 2019

Supporting research that helps break down barriers

Through its partnerships, Koch Industries is committed to identifying and breaking down barriers to opportunity for e...

April 8, 2019

Criminal justice reform: 7 things to know about the latest re-entry research

As many as 10,000 people are released from prisons each week across the United States, but their experiences can vary...

April 2, 2019

The Koch Innovation Challenge

Innovation is in session at Wichita State University. For the third year in a row, five teams have reached the finals...

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 20, 2019

Supporting entrepreneurship with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

At Koch, we believe in everyone’s ability to become a lifelong learner and succeed while helping others. Throug...

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...

February 19, 2019

ELI GRONER JOINS KOCH DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ISRAEL OFFICE

WICHITA, KS — Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) announced today that it is welcoming Eli Groner as managing di...

February 7, 2019

Koch Industries partners with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to support students and elevate skilled trade

Koch Industries supports programs teaching job skills that prepare students for success. That’s why we par...

February 5, 2019

Preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet

Looking toward an unknowable future, it’s certain that career fields and job requirements will continue to chan...

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...

December 20, 2018

5 things you should know about CJR (criminal justice reform)

This week, Congress passed and the president signed into law the FIRST STEP Act – designed to improve...

December 19, 2018

Holden: Koch ‘proud to play a role’ in criminal justice reform

Advancing policies that make people’s lives better, such as the criminal justice reform of the FIRST STEP Act, ...

December 14, 2018

The gift of logistics

Every December, there’s a man up north who delivers thousands of gifts to thousands of children. He has the hea...

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 15, 2018

Q&A: Koch’s Mark Holden boosts criminal justice reform at the White House

When it comes to fixing our country’s broken criminal justice system, there is no wrong time to act, and there ...

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 23, 2018

How criminal justice reform unites Koch with Alice Marie Johnson

Once incarcerated with a life sentence without the possibility of parole, recently released Alice Marie Johnson knows...

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 4, 2018

Thinking outside the syllabus

Today’s teachers know challenge. They experience it with every new class of students at the start of every scho...