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Koppers
Type Public (NYSE: KOP)
Founded 1912 (Reformed 1988)
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Key people Walter W. Turner, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven R. Lacy Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary,
Brian H. McCurrie, Chief Financial Officer
Kevin J. Fitzgerald, Vice President and General Manager, Carbon Materials and Chemicals
Thomas D. Loadman, Vice President and General Manager, Railroad Products and Services.
M. Claire Schaming ,Treasurer and Assistant Secretary,
Robert Cizik Chairman of the Board of Directors
Industry Chemicals, Wood processing
Products Coke, Coal tar, crossties,Utility poles, creosote, carbon black, phthalic anhydride.
Employees 2,000
Website www.koppers.com


Koppers is a global chemical and materials company based in Pittsburgh USA. The company specialises in manfacturing carbon chemicals from coal tar (cheifly coal tar pitch, carbon black, creosote, and napthalene/phthalic anhydride) as well having extenive operations making creosote treated wood products such as utility poles and railroad crossties. Kopper's coal tar pitches are essential to manufacturing carbon anodes for aluminum smelting. New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... Pittsburgh skyline as viewed from Mount Washington Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Look up coke in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Coal tar is the liquid by-product of the distillation of coal to make coke. ... Pole carrying telephone, electricity and Cable TV equipment. ... Creosote is the name used for a variety of products: wood creosote, coal tar creosote, coal tar, coal tar pitch, and coal tar pitch volatiles. ... Soot, also called lampblack or carbon black, is a dark powdery deposit of unburned fuel residues, usually composed mainly of amorphous carbon, that accumulates in chimneys, automobile mufflers and other surfaces exposed to smoke—especially from the combustion of carbon-rich organic fuels in the lack of sufficient oxygen. ... R-phrases , , , S-phrases , , , , , Flash point 152 °C RTECS number TI3150000 Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Coal tar is the liquid by-product of the distillation of coal to make coke. ... Soot, also called lampblack or carbon black, is a dark powdery deposit of unburned fuel residues, usually composed mainly of amorphous carbon, that accumulates in chimneys, automobile mufflers and other surfaces exposed to smoke—especially from the combustion of carbon-rich organic fuels in the lack of sufficient oxygen. ... Creosote is the name used for a variety of products: wood creosote, coal tar creosote, coal tar, coal tar pitch, and coal tar pitch volatiles. ... Naphthalene (also known as naphthalin, naphthaline, tar camphor, white tar, albocarbon, or naphthene) is a crystalline white solid hydrocarbon with a typical mothball odor. ... R-phrases , , , S-phrases , , , , , Flash point 152 °C RTECS number TI3150000 Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ...


Koppers operates facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, China, South Africa. Koppers sources coal tar from around the world for further processing by distillation into carbon chemicals. The Company owns it's own coke oven battery in Monessen, Pennsylvania. The Monessen facility operates 57 ovens with a combined annual capacity of over 360,000 tons of coke. The company further operates coke ovens in Tangshan, People's Republic of China, and has colocated facilites near the operations of major steel makers. Monessen is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... Tangshan (Chinese: 唐山市; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in Hebei province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP". The Board of Directors intends to pay an annual dividend of $0.68 a share to shareholders. A dividend is the distribution or sharing of parts of profits to a companys shareholders. ...


Haiku

The Koppers corparate brochure contains several haiku describing the company. Haiku (俳句)is one of the most important modes of Japanese poetry, a late 19th century revision by Masaoka Shiki of the older hokku (発句), the opening verse of a linked verse form, haikai no renga . ...

Economic strength
Of essential industries
For a growing world
Cords of treated wood
Take rails to the horizon
Poles to the clouds
Coal tar and carbon
Feed the mouth of industry
Tame a hungry world
Test tubes and hot flames
Many trials bring results
Where new ideas grow
Europe to Asia
And to North America
Koppers spans the globe

See also

Dr. Heinrich Koppers was a German engineer and founder of the Koppers Company, an industrial organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

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