Running Biggest Business Empires in the world: Koch Industries

Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the United States, was founded by Fred C. Koch, and his sons, American billionaires and entrepreneurs Charles and David Koch, own 84% of the company. 

Thanks to their business success, the Koch brothers are two of the wealthiest people in the United States. However, their support of limited government and a free market economy made them famous and criticized. However, they still go on to own a number of successful companies. 

1. Molex 

The electronic, electrical, and fiber optic interconnection systems you use every day are probably manufactured by Molex LLC. Molex offers more than one hundred thousand products in the fields of data communications, healthcare, industrial, automotive, and consumer electronics. They were the first to develop the Molex connector, which is now standard on all personal computers. The company is ranked second in the world for the production of electronic connectors.



2. Flint Hills Resources LP 

 Flint Hills Resources LP owns and manages refining operations in the United States. The company offers asphalt, base oil, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, heating oil, cleaner-burning gasoline, and performance diesel fuel in its product line. The company has 13 asphalt terminals in six states (Alaska, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota) to produce asphalt for paving and roofing. Having refineries in Alaska, Texas, and Minnesota, It also controls domestic crude oil purchases from offices in Texas and Colorado. In addition, Flint Hills Resources purchased Petro Logistics, a producer of chemical  grade propylene and polymers, on July 16, 201

According to findings, Flint Hills Resources generates $2.5 billion in revenue each year. 




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3. Guardian Industries 

 Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a privately held industrial manufacturer of glass, automobiles, and building stuff. 

The company manufactures float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation, and construction materials for industrial, household, and automotive applications. More than 18,000 people are currently employed by the company, which operates in all core regions except Antarctica. 

In 1932, a company called Guardian Industries was originally founded as the Guardian Glass Company. When it opens, it is a small windshield maker. Ten years after graduating in 1957  and filing for bankruptcy from the  Guardian’s Chapter, William Davidson became president of the company 1957. On February 1, 2017, Koch Industries acquired Guardian. Industries in a deal. 

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4. Georgia-Pacific 

One of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of paper towels, pulp, paper, toilet and hand towels, construction products, and related chemicals is Georgia-Pacific LLC, an American pulp and paper company with headquarters in Atlanta. 

Georgia-Pacific Panel Annual revenue is $160 million. Further analysis of the data shows that the revenue per employee ratio for Georgia-Pacific Panel Products is $250,000. 

Georgia-Pacific, a Koch Industries company, was recognized in 2009 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the SmartWay Achievement Award for innovative work in the freight industry to improve efficiency fuel use and significantly reduce air pollution. 

The company employed more than 35,000 people at 180 locations in North America, South America, and Europe as of fall  2019. Although a subsidiary of Koch Industries, it is separately owned and operated. 



5. Koch Pipeline Company 

 The company transports goods, but instead of transporting luxury and luxury goods, it transports liquids of natural gas, petroleum, and chemicals, Koch Pipeline Company LP, a subsidiary of Flint Hills, owns and operates a total of 4000 miles (6400 km) of the pipeline. 

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alberta, Canada is home to several of its channels. Located in Wichita, Kansas, St. Paul, Minnesota, Corpus Christi, and Port Arthur, Texas. 

 In 1946, the Wood River Oil Company, the predecessor to Koch Industries, purchased the Rock Island Refining and Oil Company. 

They purchased a crude oil pipeline from Oklahoma as part of the deal. Due to construction and financial investment, Wood River purchased other chains in the United States and Canada. 

The company purchased United Gas Pipe Line Co. in 1992, giving the company access to its 9,271-mile pipeline. It owns a majority stake in  Colonial Pipeline. 


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6.Koch Ag and Energy Solutions

Fertilizers and other soil nutrients for the agricultural and vegetable markets, in addition to other efficiency-enhancing goods and technologies for the energy and chemical markets, are just some of the many products and services offered worldwide by Koch Ag and Energy Solutions, LLC and its subsidiaries.

Koch Fertilizer, LLC is one of the world’s leading nitrogen fertilizer manufacturers. In addition to the United States and Canada, Koch Fertilizer also owns or is interested in fertilizer facilities in Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Italy. 

When the Koch Company acquired the Gulf Central Pipeline and the ammonia terminals it serves in 1988, they also created the Koch Fertilizer
The Koch Nitrogen Company acquired several factories in Louisiana, Canada, and elsewhere. 

It has also entered into agreements to sell ammonia with companies in Australia, the UK, and elsewhere. Koch Methanol and Koch Agronomic Services were established in 2010. Koch’s 35% stake in a plant in Venezuela was nationalized in October 2010. 

The company acquired British fertilizer producer JandH Bunn Limited in 2011. Koch Fertilizer n’ more; it is now known as Koch Ag and Energy Solutions (KAES). In a year, Koch Ag and Energy Solutions produce, sells, and ships 13 million tons of fertilizer solutions.


Fiber, turpentine, and intermediates are Invista specialties. About 10,000 people work for the company in more than 20 countries. In February 2003, DuPont’s Textiles Group spun off to become the forerunner of what is now known as DuPont Textiles and Interiors. 

The company was renamed INVISTA and sold to the privately held Koch Industries on April 30, 2004, for US$4.2 billion.

 INVISTA was formed when Koch Industries merged the acquired business with its subsidiary KoSa.


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