Koch Industries and its subsidiaries expect to donate more than $200,000 this year to train and equip volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in locations where they have plants, pipelines and ranches.
“Koch companies operate in many small towns and rural communities across the United States,” Jim Mahoney, executive vice president of operations excellence and compliance, said in a statement. “The majority of our sites – and the employees who work there – rely on local volunteer fire services and emergency response teams to provide these critical services. Our contributions are aimed at supporting and equipping these men and women who perform this important work.”
Today, employees of Koch companies in Texas, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs, Inc. and Matador Ranch, are delivering checks totaling more than $80,000 to 32 organizations throughout the state. The grants range from $500 to $25,000.