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Koch Industries and Society for Human Resource Management are Maximizing Human Potential

Human potential. Let's maximize it.
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Each of us has unique gifts and abilities to be discovered, developed and applied to make life better and work more meaningful.

Even in challenging times like these, it’s imperative that business leaders help employees unleash their true potential and self-actualize. That’s why Koch Industries and the Society for Human Resource Management are teaming up to help empower individuals to change the world – from within their own organizations.

THE SCOPE OF THE CHALLENGE.

A Better Solution: An Inside Look at the Audacious Plan to Build the World's Largest Mirrored Building

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The Guardian Glass team remembers driving through the Al Ula valley, a natural wonder dotted by an aquifer-fed oasis, ancient homes built inside limestone outcroppings with elegant carved facades. They were on their way to see something new: the Maraya Concert Hall.

Bright Ideas: GoCreate Provides the Tools to Accelerate Members' Ideas

Koch’s investment in community makerspace helps people bring concepts to reality
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Stepping inside the 18,000-square-foot GoCreate makerspace on Wichita State University’s (WSU) campus, the cacophony from numerous machines printing, buzzing, welding and punching captures your attention. But to focus on them would be missing the true goal of GoCreate: helping its members bring ideas to life. 

Less Is More: Small 3D-Printed Parts Boost Marine Fuel Efficiency, Lower Emissions

Koch engineers have harnessed 3D metal printing to redesign large carrier ships' engine fuel atomizers, a small metal component that boosts the efficiency of a carrier’s propulsion system and lowers its emissions
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The enormous ships that transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) around the world — called LNG carriers — can sometimes transport the equivalent of 100 Olympic-size swimming pools of the supercooled fuel in their hulls. These floating fuel warehouses burn hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel oil and gas themselves during a typical 20-day voyage. Every year, engines in these giant vessels release millions of tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx).

The Pathfinder: She Blazed a New Trail, Now She Helps Others Find Theirs

Kelly Robinson’s unconventional road to her dream job
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Every October, Kelly Robinson fields questions from eager young grads at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s annual Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. Most ask how they can parlay their education into the career of their dreams. Kelly tells them dream careers can be easily derailed – and that's a good thing. It's exactly what happened to her.

A Safer, Cleaner New Normal: Online Toolkit Helps Businesses Reopen Confidently

Behind the scenes as GP PRO deploys Hygiene Ready, an online resource to help businesses protect their employees and customers
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Before COVID-19 upended Americans' lives, John Strom and his marketing team spent their days primarily supporting sales of Georgia-Pacific products. But in mid-March, they had a new mission: helping keep people safe.

Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19

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From 3D-printing PPE to creating rapid COVID-19 test kits and key ventilator components, employees across Koch Industries have stepped up in response to this pandemic.

Learning To Fly: Inspection Operators Chart New Career Path As Drone Pilots

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When Marcus Ramirez joined INVISTA Victoria as a fixed equipment inspector 10 years ago, he knew what to expect on the job. Scaling scaffolding to assess equipment high above the ground. Boating across a 130-acre containment basin. Juggling a heavy schedule of inspections. All in a day’s work. But he never expected his resume would one day feature the phrase “FAA-certified drone pilot.”

Making a Key Ingredient for COVID-19 Relief

Flint Hills Resources is shattering polypropylene production records while prioritizing COVID-19 customers and adjusting to 'new normal'
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Bill Shelton’s workplace looks a little different from just a few months ago.

Fashion Designer Helping Stitch Together Face Masks, New Opportunities

How one woman is teaching job skills to others in recovery while aiding her community’s response to COVID-19
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Stella Hankins, an up-and-coming designer currently making face masks for the public out of her small studio space in Wichita, Kansas, is not shy to share her personal life. “I’ve been in recovery for three years,” she said while discussing her latest project, “so I’ve seen the need for somebody to be an advocate for women in recovery.”

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