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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 2, 2018

Kid Inventors Shine at National Competition

Innovation takes a lot of imagination – a naturally abundant resource inside the creative minds of kids, often ...

July 26, 2018

Why you should care about free trade

Free trade. Fair trade. Trade wars. Tariffs. It’s all over the news. But why should you care? In this vide...

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 9, 2018

As STEM needs rise, Koch mentors step up

With the need for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM for short) continuing to in...

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 5, 2018

All are entrepreneurs.

UNCF/Koch Scholars come from across the country, from communities large and small, with big goals and even greater dr...

May 8, 2018

Unexpected Partners Join Forces for the Future

With a $25 million grant from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation in 2014, the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program...

April 26, 2018

John Koufos knows a thing or two about second chances

Once a high-powered New Jersey attorney representing the likes of former gang members and accused violent offenders a...

April 20, 2018

Jumpstarting second chances with construction

After serving time in prison more than a decade ago, Antoine Boykins moved into a halfway house and looked for a way ...

April 18, 2018

They got a second chance. Now they’re changing kids’ lives.

When Lynn and David Gilkey left prison more than a decade ago after serving time for criminal drug offenses, they bot...

April 11, 2018

Practicing What They Teach

Working a second job to earn extra income is nothing new, but today, the options and opportunities for the entreprene...

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 ...

March 8, 2018

Your Ad (Can't Go) Here

Trish Page, full-time artist, part-time Uber driver, made an early morning run to Chicago O’Hare International ...

February 5, 2018

A solution for America’s skills gap

America is on the verge of a jobs crisis, and it might not be the kind you’d expect: too many jobs, not enough ...

February 2, 2018

Game on: Koch asphalt takes the field Sunday

When the top two football teams in the country take the field this weekend in Minneapolis, Koch Industries will liter...

December 18, 2017

Political Opposites Unite to Oppose Occupational Licensing Regulations

The political divide between interior designers Kelley Barnett and Shea Pumarejo is as vast as their home state of Te...

November 27, 2017

Engineering Better Shipping Boxes for Holiday Shoppers

Your Black Friday is getting a little browner.That’s because, last year, more Americans did their Thanksgiving ...

November 21, 2017

The Software Side of Robots

Not all robots are the cold, steel machines often depicted in popular culture. By definition, at least according to M...

November 16, 2017

The Future of Work: How Robotics Are Transforming Jobs in the Workplace

The face of the American workplace is transforming. In this new age of automation, in a world of autonomous automobil...

October 6, 2017

The Challengers: Moe

Mohammed “Moe” Elzubier isn’t running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday, Oct. 8 &mda...

October 5, 2017

Koch’s Environmental Experts Put Environmental Protection Into Practice

Across Koch Industries and its businesses, they are the enhancers. The seekers of better. They help us challenge the ...

September 6, 2017

In the developing world, a solar-powered light replaces kerosene

For villagers in the jungles of Guatemala, light still comes from burning a fuel that was phased out in many parts of...

August 30, 2017

Chasing the American Dream: How Youth Entrepreneurs Helped These Students Succeed

She built a business on capturing the dreams and accomplishments of others – now she’s at Wichita State o...

August 7, 2017

New Koch Fertilizer Product Will Increase Crop Yields While Reducing Environmental Impact

Planet Earth is facing a growing problem. Over the last 67 years, the global population has tripled to 7.5 billion pe...

June 13, 2017

Still Doing Time

Nearly two years ago this summer, in a heartfelt letter sent from a medium-security prison, Weldon Angelos said that ...

November 2, 2016

Going Private

After more than 30 years as a warfighter, an Army colonel faces perhaps his most intimidating mission yet. Landing a ...

September 23, 2016

Rethinking Higher Education

Thousands of students have set foot on college campuses this school year to prepare for their future careers. Many re...

September 23, 2016

Reporting For Heavy Duty

From Bosnia to Afghanistan to Iraq, our CORDURA® fabrics have had this soldier’s back. Today he’s ret...

August 29, 2016

And Justice For All

Throughout his life, Koch’s lead attorney has witnessed the devastating results of overcriminalization on the l...

June 30, 2016

Home Sweet Home

Koch employees help make a difference at work and in their communities through volunteer opportunities such as Habita...

June 7, 2016

Love is.

In the heart of Northeast Wichita, a small, independent private school is supercharging young hearts and minds to tak...

May 12, 2016

Working for a Win-Win

If you ask Nathan Underwood about the moment he acquired a passion for farming, his response is that he has never kno...

April 19, 2016

Fighting the Good Fight

When combustible products are part of your business, having a contingency plan for the unexpected simply isn’t ...

March 4, 2016

Wild Side

While interviewing for a job at Flint Hills Resources’ Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount, Minnesota, Joe Allaben ...

February 11, 2016

Building Steam

Women have made tremendous contributions to the innovative, technological landscape we live in today. Here are just a...

February 11, 2016

Force of Nature

“One of my most vivid childhood memories is canoeing on the river with my dad and tipping the canoe and falling...

February 9, 2016

Safekeeping

Why. It’s just a simple three-letter word. But for Dawn Wurst, she’s found her “why” as the D...

January 22, 2016

Endless Imagination

Stephanie Petrina Boyce is a research scientist at the Innovation Institute® for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Product...

January 21, 2016

Steering Windward

More than 90 percent of the world’s raw materials are transported over water. Though the U.S. accounts for roug...

January 13, 2016

Forward Focused

Saad Syed loves his job. And his other job. A third one, too, if you count school.He’s part of the Koch co-op p...

November 30, 2015

Army of Two

Josh and Jenna Witten often carpool to work.After all, as husband and wife, they enjoy each other’s company. An...

November 18, 2015

The Art of Living

Carroll Clatterbaugh should be dead.At age 21, he should have become a tragic statistic – casualty No. 58,210 o...

November 10, 2015

Heroes Walk Among Us

In honor of Veterans Day, we salute everyone who has served in our nation’s military. Here are just a few of th...

October 26, 2015

The Go-To Guy

Guy Johnson has been intrigued with the way things work since he was just a boy. It’s a curiosity born and nurt...

October 15, 2015

Artie's Girls

When you talk to Artie Jeffery it’s not a discussion. It’s a heart-to-heart. Maybe it’s her vo...

October 2, 2015

Making it Better

Read halfway through this story, and you may just think that it’s about the modern miracle of nylon. Which, we ...

September 22, 2015

Growing a Stronger Planet

Feeding the estimated nine billion of us who will inhabit Earth by the year 2050 will require food to be grown on rou...

September 11, 2015

Little Sister. Big Picture. Full Circle.

Growing up between two brothers, seven-year-old Tessie Arambula was the only girl in a tight-knit family. So when her...

September 4, 2015

Ripple Effect

There is a global water crisis. There was one decades ago when Manny Singh encountered it as a young boy in India. An...

August 19, 2015

Mighty Oakes

Dillon Oakes has never been able to sit still. Not as a pesky three-year-old zipping around the hills at his dad&rsqu...

July 28, 2015

Man with a Plan

When Brian Kaiser responded to a “help wanted” ad in the local newspaper 25 years ago, he didn’t re...

June 11, 2015

A Quest for Significance

Connecting corporate resources with community needs is the path to a meaningful legacy for the Georgia-Pacific Founda...

May 19, 2015

Open Waters

When Alexis Underwood finished her collegiate swimming career at the University of Pennsylvania, she thought her raci...

April 22, 2015

Tested By Fire

Tuesday, Feburary 19, 2013. A raging inferno guts the west wing of Choctaw County High School in Butler Township, Ala...

March 23, 2015

The Green Hand™ Project

As part of GP Cellulose’s efforts to help the communities in which they do business, GP Cellulose is working to...

March 23, 2015

Serving the World

In the next 30 years, global population is expected to increase by 2 billion people. Kyle Gorgas is using his Air For...

March 20, 2015

Entrepreneurship: Always in Session

Youth Entrepreneurs, founded by the Charles Koch Foundation, is a hands-on elective that teaches business, economics ...