Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining, chemicals, and biofuels and ingredients company. It strives to create value for its customers and society – through the way its facilities operate, its efficient use of resources, the products it produces and markets, and its involvement in its communities. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $11 billion since 2002. Its refineries produce fuels that power much of Texas and the Midwest. The company's ethanol plants produce fuels that are used across the United States. Its petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods from plastics to building products to packaging materials. The asphalt it produces is used in communities throughout the United States. The base oils it markets are the principle raw material used to produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings.