15 Facts About Kohler Co


Kohler Co is best known for its plumbing products, but the company manufactures furniture, cabinetry, tile, engines, and generators.

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Destination Kohler Co owns various hospitality establishments in the United States and Scotland.

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Kohler Co has been primarily in the plumbing business ever since and is known for its plumbing fixtures and faucets.

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Kohler Co was renamed as Sterling Plumbing Group Inc The Sterling brand was integrated into Kohler family of products.

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Kohler Co later expanded the offering of Sterling products adding to the faucet line, shower doors, sinks, toilets, and other bathroom accessories.

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In 2007, Kohler Co created a joint venture in China called Kohler Co-YinXiang Ltd.

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In 1998, Kohler Co made a plan to buy back any outstanding shares not owned by the family.

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Since Kohler Co is not a publicly traded company, the number of shares floating was minimal.

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The IRS challenged this valuation by prosecuting the estate of Frederick Kohler Co, who had recently died holding 975 shares, but Kohler Co won the lawsuit.

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In January 2020, Kohler Co paid $20 million in a settlement with the United States Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of California over its small engines' violations of the Clean Air Act and California law.

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Kohler Co still makes traditional cast iron bathtubs, one of the few United States manufacturers to do so.

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Kohler Co was the first company to offer residential back-up generators, starting in 1920.

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At CES 2018 Kohler Co unveiled a new product line called Kohler Co Konnect, consisting of smart connected plumbing fixtures including bathtubs, mirrors, shower heads, toilets, and shower valves.

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In 2018, Kohler Co became a sponsor of English football giant Manchester United.

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In early 2021, Kohler Co announced they would be sponsoring Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Newman for a selected number of races in 2021, debuting in the 2021 Daytona 500, while using Kohler Co Generators as their sponsor.

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