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Home Sweet Home

Koch employees help make a difference at work and in their communities through volunteer opportunities such as Habitat for Humanity. Hear why it’s important to them to give their time to philanthropy.

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Love is.

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Love is.

At Urban Preparatory Academy, our dollars and volunteer hours are but one small part of preparing little ones to do big things.

Working for a Win-Win

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Working for a Win-Win

In business, there are often winners and losers. As a lifelong Iowa farmer, Nathan Underwood is helping local ethanol plants and fellow corn growers find mutual success.

Fighting the Good Fight

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Fighting the Good Fight

Safety training is paramount at Pine Bend Refinery, a Flint Hills Resources facility in Rosemount, Minnesota. Meet the fire chief who makes it happen.

Wild Side

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Wild Side

Joe Allaben gives careful attention to help refineries run reliably, but his passion for the great outdoors is always at work.

Building Steam

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Building Steam

Women have made tremendous contributions to the innovative, technological landscape we live in today. Here are just a few of the women who are making an impact at Koch companies.

Safekeeping

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Safekeeping

Why. It’s just a simple three-letter word. But for Dawn Wurst, she’s found her “why” as the Director of Process Safety for Flint Hills Resources – protecting people’s lives.

Force of Nature

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Force of Nature

Growing up on a river taught her to respect the connections between people, natural resources and the environment. Now she inspires all of Koch to do the same.

Endless Imagination

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Endless Imagination

What if something that you worked passionately to achieve was literally flushed down the toilet? At Georgia-Pacific’s Innovation Institute®, it happens all the time.

Forward Focused

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Forward Focused

Change is the common thread woven throughout Saad Syed’s 25 years of life, and he hopes to inspire others to make a little difference of their own.

Steering Windward

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Steering Windward

Captain Andrew Smiley harnesses knowledge from his seafaring days to tackle new challenges in his life on land.

Army of Two

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Army of Two

Jenna and Josh met serving as logistics officers for different companies in the U.S. Army. Today, as veterans, they bring their valuable skills to different companies within Koch.

The Art of Living

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The Art of Living

That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. For wounded veteran, and current Koch employee, Carroll Clatterbaugh, it’s more than a philosophy. It’s his reality.

Heroes Walk Among Us

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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 the brave soldiers who have taken their next step at Koch Fertilizer in Enid, Oklahoma.

Reporting for Heavy Duty

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Reporting for Heavy Duty

From Bosnia to Afghanistan to Iraq, our CORDURA® fabrics have had this soldier’s back. Today he’s returning the favor for other men and women in uniform – by finding ways to make military gear and uniforms more fit for duty than ever.

Challenge of a Lifetime

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Challenge of a Lifetime

A determined cancer survivor and a diverse team of experts are making progress together in the pursuit of a cure.

Going the Distance

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Going the Distance

INVISTA provides a leg up at cross-country cycling race.

The Go-To Guy

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The Go-To Guy

From illustration to innovation, Guy Johnson has a passion for making John Zink Hamworthy Combustion a better, safer place for everyone.

Artie's Girls

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Artie's Girls

What does the global business management philosophy of a multibillion-dollar corporation have to do with mentoring at-risk teenage girls? For Georgia-Pacific’s Artie Jeffery, pretty much everything.

Making it Better

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Making it Better

How a team at Koch went all in to eliminate benzene from the production of a miracle substance we all use.

Growing a Stronger Planet

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Growing a Stronger Planet

As humans, our population is rapidly expanding. Our planet, however, is not. In a world where many already go hungry, we all have a very clear, very daunting challenge on our hands. Fortunately, we also have John Kruse.

Little Sister. Big Picture. Full Circle.

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Little Sister. Big Picture. Full Circle.

Tessie Arambula balances a budding career at Koch Chemical Technology Group with coaching soccer and planning her wedding. It’s all thanks to her ability to step back to look at the whole picture, and her Little Sister Camryn who provides the perspective.

Man with a Plan

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Man with a Plan

When Brian Kaiser responded to a “help wanted” ad in the local newspaper 25 years ago, he didn’t realize that he would eventually help save 40 million gallons of water per year.

Mighty Oakes

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Mighty Oakes

Flint Hills Resources’ new biodiesel plant is a joint venture with Benefuel designed to turn low-value materials into high-performance products. It’s a task that project engineer Dillon Oakes has unknowingly prepared for since he was a toddler.

Open Waters

Open Waters

Alexis Underwood is diving into the competitive world of professional swimming, and also exercising her goal-driven determination as a sales team leader at Georgia-Pacific.

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Manny Singh experienced the global water crisis firsthand when he was child. Today at Koch, he’s helping solve it — one city at a time.

Their Home on the Range

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Their Home on the Range

Keeping the Cattle Business a Family Affair

The Green Hand™ Project

The Green Hand™ Project

GP Cellulose is partnering with UNICEF to provide safe and healthy schools to 15,000 students across China through The Green Hand™ Project.

A Quest for Significance

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A Quest for Significance

Connecting corporate resources with community needs is the path to a meaningful legacy for the Georgia-Pacific Foundation’s long-time president.

Going Private

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Going Private

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

Serving the World

Serving the World

Kyle Gorgas transitioned from life in the Air Force to a career with Koch Nitrogen Company. His values and skills from the military helped prepare him for what would come next.

Shifting Focus

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Shifting Focus

Why the celebrated team captain of an elite NCAA Basketball program went pro at KOCH.

Making the Most

Making the Most

Abraham Rodriguez, role model, college grad and business analyst, would not be where he is today if it weren’t for the mentors in his life. Now, he makes sure he does the same for others.

The Gift of a Second Chance

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The Gift of a Second Chance

How David Koch's support of cancer research helped save the life of a 9/11 first responder.

From the Forest Through the Product Lifecycle

From the Forest Through the Product Lifecycle

By using available resources wisely and minimizing environmental impact, Georgia-Pacific works hard to meet the current needs of society without jeopardizing future supply.

We make things that make the world better.

We make things that make the world better.

We are more than 60,000 hardworking Americans. We are men and women spread across 12 diverse industries and throughout the country. Yet we are bound together by principles that matter.

Entrepreneurship: Always in Session

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Entrepreneurship: Always in Session

Youth Entrepreneurs, founded by the Charles Koch Foundation, is a hands-on elective that teaches business, economics and entrepreneurship to high school students.

Tested By Fire

Tested By Fire

A community copes with a devastating school fire. First by responding. Then by rebuilding. Koch’s Georgia-Pacific employees who live and work there play a pivotal role in both.