Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Other Koch

Koch Companies is a local trucking company here in the Twin Cities. I've long admired their funky, one-of-a-kind logo.

Koch Trucking logo on a semi, sort of naive mid-20th century logo with loopy K and slab serifs
But I was never quite sure if they were somehow connected to Koch Industries. You know, the diversified company owned by Charles and David Koch, of secret-seminar-hosting, Tea-Party-funding, money-in-politics, climate-change-denying fame.

As it turns out, all you need to do is visit the Koch Companies website to find the answer. Aside from a couple of truck photos and a quick list of services, the only content on their home page is devoted to that very question:

To our valued customers and visitors: In response to numerous inquiries we wish to advise that we are in no way related to or associated with the "Koch Industries, Inc." located in Wichita, Kansas (, or its principal owners, David H. Koch or Charles G. Koch.
As it appears on the site, there were two typos in this small bit of text, which I have corrected above. Numerous was spelled numeorus and principal was prinicpal. Somehow, I like the company even better because of the typos. It makes me think that whoever posted the text was so upset that s/he couldn't think right.

Post script: I almost missed it... the Koch Companies site is designed by Plaudit Design.


Sonja said...

Likewise with Bachman's:

Daughter Number Three said...

Thanks for the link, Sonja. I wouldn't have thought of Bachman's being related to Michele since her name has two n's and they have been well-known forever in the area. But I'm sure they get asked a lot.

At least it's not on their home page.

Jennifer said...

Hilarious! I love that they added a message to their website. I saw those trucks and was wondering the same thing!