Koppers in the Community

Active community engagement provided by Koppers, made through donations of time and resources, positively impact quality of life. Here are highlights of our involvement in health and wellness-related organizations, and those that work in education, environmental, or business-related fields.

Performance Chemicals Employee Leads Peachtree City Community Project

Peachtree City, a small town in Georgia, located not far from the PC facility in Griffin has been home to Koppers employee and recent CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) graduate, Bob Wangel, for more than 25 years. Bob conducted a simulation training exercise with the Peachtree City Police Department's Special Response Team (SRT), where one of the officers mentioned the Peachtree City Police SRT unit's desire to build a new structure for their existing training facility. The officer had placed a request to build a structure that contained ropes, rings and pull-up bars, but could only get approval to install two pull-up bars due to budget constraints.

After hearing this, Bob requested approval from the SRT Commander and Police Chief to design and donate a similar structure. After drawing up a set of plans, he requested and received approval for a donation of funds and materials from Koppers. In addition, he convinced the local Home Depot to provide some materials and assist with the build.

Pittsburgh United Way Campaign A Success

Following a dynamic fall campaign, including employees volunteering at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, the final tallies of donations were very impressive:

  • 92% of Pittsburgh-area employees participated in at least one campaign event
  • More than $58,000 was raised through events and employee pledges
  • Employee pledges increased more than 9% over the 2015 number
  • 94% of pledges were sustained giving donations

Thanks to the enthusiastic support of Koppers Pittsburgh-based employees, essential support services will continue to be provided to many neighbors in need.

Community Involvement Remains a Hallmark of Koppers and Its People

Roanoke Plant
Partners with


Koppers Global Technology Center Employees Champion STEM Education

Koppers Leadership
Active in ‘2020 Women
On Boards’ Group