The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, or OCTC, is the leading advocate for Ohio’s chemical technology industry, the second largest manufacturing industry in Ohio. OCTC prides itself on providing its members value by voicing their goals and concerns to Ohio’s elected officials, the media and public.
OCTC accomplishes this through a diverse combination of lobbying and regulatory advocacy, member engagement, issue monitoring, sharing of news and developments, community relations, technical assistance and promoting environmental and science education.
OCTC staff have strong working relationships with members of the Ohio General Assembly, executive branch, regulatory agencies and others stakeholders that influence public policy in Ohio. We advocate the interests of our members to elected officials and regulators on economic, environmental and other issues that affect chemistry manufacturing companies.
Through participation in OCTC committees, conferences, regional meetings and other events, our members have the opportunity to meet with state and federal officials to discuss issues important to their company. OCTC meetings are open to all members.
OCTC staff closely monitor legislative and regulatory developments and its resulting media coverage. We communicate "early warnings" to our members through a weekly e-newsletter, Ohio Issues Minute, as well as electronic member bulletins.
OCTC's Government Affairs; Safety; Education; and Chemistry Industry Workplace Issues, Compensation and Benefits Benchmarking Committees provide vital forums for members to discuss emerging issues that affect chemistry manufacturing companies in Ohio. OCTC member companies work together on issues of major importance to the industry through our standing committees, special work groups and joint lobbying initiatives.
Your company's community relations efforts—whether modest or expansive—can be bolstered through OCTC's Teachers, Industry and the Environment (TIE) program. By sponsoring participation for a local teacher in TIE, you become involved in one of the state's longest-running science education programs and increase the quality of science in your community. Through a collaborative effort among OCTC members, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and secondary and elementary educators, OCTC provides a unique learning experience for Ohio's science teachers. This annual workshop allows educators to learn about the innovative applications of chemistry technology, environmental stewardship programs and hands-on science experiments for students.
The OCTC Chemistry Industry Workplace Issues, Compensation and Benefits Benchmarking Committee includes human resources and other professionals from OCTC member companies. These members cooperate in conducting benchmark studies on compensation and benefits, work practices, employment policies and other subjects of interest. The work group meets regularly to discuss topics of interest and provide updates on chemical industry workforce issues.
OCTC is working with Governor John Kasich’s Office of Workforce Transformation to create a statewide chemical operators curriculum certification program for career technical schools and community colleges. This program will focus on growing the critically important pool of qualified skilled workers available to Ohio’s chemical manufacturing industry.
OCTC's office in Columbus is located across from the Ohio Statehouse and within a few minute walk to major state agencies. We maintain a private office for use by member company personnel when in Columbus on business. This provides our members with a convenient satellite office when visiting downtown Columbus.