SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 12, 2008 07:30 ET

Acquisitions and Internal Growth Have Positioned Koch Industries as a Major Player in the Chemical Industry, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In recent years, Koch Industries Incorporated (Wichita, Kansas) has acquired multiple chemical plant assets, adding to its growing list of successful businesses and increasing its position in the Chemical Processing Industry (CPI). Koch now has an estimated 37 chemical plant sites in operation across the United States and Canada with future capital and maintenance spending estimated to exceed $400 million over the next couple of years, based on active projects identified as part of Industrial Info's North American Plant Database. The acquisition of Huntsman Corporation's (NYSE:HUN) (Salt Lake City, Utah) olefin business last year and the purchase of Georgia Pacific's resin business three years ago are just a couple of examples of how Koch has successfully diversified itself in the chemicals market.

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