IMPORTANT: PIPELINE BLOWN UP BELONGS TO KOCH INDUSTRIES (DAVID KOCH)
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11/29/2007 08:08 AM
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Remember the dead pets from the recalled Purina food?
* 1940: Fred Koch co-founds Wood River Oil and Refining Company.
* 1946: The company acquires Rock Island Oil & Refining Co. in Oklahoma.
* 1959: The company changes name to Rock Island Oil & Refining.
* 1959: Fred Koch purchases 35% equity position in Great Northern Oil Company in St. Paul MN, sight-unseen.
* 1967: Koch's death prompts the company, now led by Charles Koch, to be named Koch Industries in honor of its co-founder.
* 1969: Charles Koch and J. Howard Marshall II pool equity positions to obtain majority of Great Northern Oil Company. After 100% equity was obtained, the refinery was renamed Koch Refining.
* 1977: Koch acquires 100% of equity in Abcor and later renamed it as Koch Membrane Systems in 1985
* 1981: The company acquires refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, from Sun Oil.
* 1986: The company acquires the C. Reiss Coal Company.
* 1989: The company purchases the assets of the John Zink Company.
* 1992: The company acquires United Gas Pipeline.
* 1993: Elf Asphalt is acquired.
* 1997: The company acquires Delhi Group.
* 1998: Purina Mills is acquired.
* 1998: The company forms KoSa after acquiring 50 percent ownership of Hoechst's polyester division.
* 2000: A U.S. Bankruptcy court cancelled out all equity in Purina held by Koch, in order to maintain Purina's viability.
* 2001: The company partners with Entergy Corporation to form the limited partnership Entergy-Koch, which includes Koch's United Gas Pipeline subsidiary.
* 2004: Koch acquires the INVISTA fibers and resins business from DuPont. Entergy-Koch is sold.
* 2005: Koch acquires Industrie Meccaniche di Bagnolo S.p.A. and later renamed it as Koch Heat Transfer Company S.r.l..
* 2005: Koch acquires Georgia-Pacific, its largest acquisition ever, and surpasses Cargill as the largest privately owned U.S. company.
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