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Awards

VPP STAR Recertification – Bethany, Missouri

OSHA
The site was recertified under OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs for its continued excellence in safety.

Koch Pipeline Company & Flint Hills Resources Support Texas Volunteer Firefighters, Emergency Responders

The companies plan to contribute a total of nearly $125,000 to 180 different volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in Texas communities where the companies operate.

The companies plan to contribute a total of nearly $125,000 to 180 different volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in Texas communities where the companies operate.

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Koch Pipeline Company Names Outstanding Scholars

Koch Pipeline Company has recognized 18 South Texas students for their academic achievements through the Outstanding Scholar program.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Koch Pipeline Company has recognized 18 South Texas students for their academic achievements through the Outstanding Scholar program.

The students were selected by school administrators and teachers. They attended a banquet in their honor and appeared in television spots that aired on local stations.

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Award of Honor – Governor’s Safety Awards

Minnesota Safety Council
Recognizes the company's northern operating group for exceptional accomplishment in workplace safety.

Environmental Performance Award

American Petroleum Institute

The award recognizes the company's outstanding environmental performance during 2011.

Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company Support More Than 12,000 Jobs in the Coastal Bend

In 2012, Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company, directly employed more than 47,000 people throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia, paying compensation and benefits totaling more than $4 billion according to a recent study by Harrah Analytics, an independent economic research firm.

Koch companies support ~200,000 U.S. jobs and ~$11 billion in compensation/benefits

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In 2012, Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company, directly employed more than 47,000 people throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia, paying compensation and benefits totaling more than $4 billion according to a recent study by Harrah Analytics, an independent economic research firm.

For the Coastal Bend that means the more than 1,200 employees of Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company supported an additional 11,000 jobs, which resulted in $563 million in total compensation and benefits.

“Over the past few years, we have seen a significant increase in hiring. We have jobs available, now we need qualified skilled laborers and engineers to fill them,” said Phil Gaarder, vice president of South Texas Operations for Flint Hills Resources. “At Flint Hills Resources in Corpus Christi alone we’ve hired for 80-plus new jobs during the past year. This is a good trend for South Texas.”

Koch companies also buy goods and services from local businesses, and their employees spend paychecks for food, shelter, entertainment and more. This combined spending translates to Koch companies supporting a total of about 191,000 jobs and earnings of about $11 billion, Harrah Analytics determined in its study.

The top 5 states for Koch companies in terms of compensation and benefits are:

  • Georgia ($746 million direct; $1.8 billion total)
  • Texas ($628 million direct; $2 billion total)
  • Kansas ($371 million direct; $600 million total)
  • Alabama ($223 million direct; $661 million total)
  • Wisconsin ($211 million direct; $518 million total) 

The complete study is at http://www.kochind.com/files/KochCompaniesJobStudy2012.pdf

Flint Hills Resources is a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company. It markets products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $7 billion since 2002. With more than 4,000 employees, Flint Hill Resources strives to create value for customers and society. More at www.fhr.com.

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. operates more than 4,000 miles of pipelines in Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, ethanol, natural gas liquids and chemicals. More at www.kochpipeline.com

Koch Pipeline Company Employees Surpass 8 Million Work Hours Without A Lost-Time Incident

Employees of Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. have completed 8 million work hours, more than 11 years, without a lost-time incident, setting a company safety record.

WICHITA, Kan. — Employees of Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. have completed 8 million work hours, more than 11 years, without a lost-time incident, setting a company safety record. The milestone was reached in December.

“I am extremely proud of each and every employee for their achievements for working safely while the company is undergoing significant growth,” said Bob O’Hair, KPL executive vice president. Safe operations mean safe communities, and this milestone is a great example of our strong safety culture.”

Incident prevention, predictable execution and competitive results are priorities for the company. Focusing on those priorities allowed KPL to complete numerous projects in 2011 and 2012 while operating with its best environmental performance ever. The company received a 2012 Koch Industries EH&S Excellence Award for its accomplishments.

Koch Pipeline Company earned the API Distinguished Safety and Environmental Performance Award for large pipeline operators in 2011 and 2012. This award reflects the company’s ability to not only work safely and reduce releases, but also to improve processes, systems and opportunities to further drive operational improvements.

“We believe our Market-Based Management framework is the key to our success,” O’Hair said. With guiding principles such as value creation, customer focus and fulfillment, MBM provides employees the foundation to develop their skills and work together to create real value for our customers and communities.”

Koch Pipeline’s 200-plus employees work in six states and operate more than 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, ethanol, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Currently, the company has 50 jobs open in a variety of roles.

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Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. operates more than 4,000 miles of pipelines in Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, ethanol, natural gas liquids and chemicals. More at www.kochpipeline.com or www.kochcareers.com