Become a Member
Join the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC)
The OCTC is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of chemical companies in Ohio.
Benefits of membership include:
Help When Your Company Needs It
OCTC staff is available to work with your company whenever you have issues or questions that affect your company in Ohio. OCTC prides itself on personalized service in support of our members.
Early Warnings on Emerging Issues Affecting Ohio's Chemistry Companies
OCTC staff monitor legislative and regulatory developments in Ohio and communicate "early warnings" to our members through a weekly electronic newsletter-OHIO ISSUES MINUTE and electronic MEMBER BULLETINS.
Access to OCTC Lobbying and Regulatory Expertise
OCTC staff maintain professional working relationships with members of the Ohio General Assembly, the executive branch of government, regulatory agencies, and others influencing public policy in Ohio. Through these contacts, OCTC advocates the interests of its members on a variety of economic development, environmental, and other issues affecting chemistry technology companies.
Engage Key Legislators and Regulators
Through participation in OCTC committees, conferences, regional meetings, and other events, you will have the opportunity to meet with key state and federal officials to discuss the issues of importance to your company. All OCTC meetings are open to every member, and your active participation in discussions with government leaders is encouraged.
Ability to Work in Coordination with Other Companies on Major Issues
OCTC member companies work together on issues of major importance to their industry in Ohio. This is accomplished through OCTC standing committees, special work groups, and joint lobbying initiatives.
In-Depth Analysis/Discussion of Issues
OCTC's Regulatory, Safety, Chemical Operator Training/Certification, and Legislative Committees provide vital forums for members to discuss emerging issues that affect chemistry technology companies operating in Ohio.
Access to Compensation/Benefits Survey Reports and Forum for Human Resources Issues
The OCTC Compensation and Benchmarking Work Group includes human resources and other professionals from OCTC member companies. They cooperate in conducting benchmarking studies on compensation and benefits, work practices, employement policies, and other subjects of common interest. The work group meets regularly for updates on chemical industry workforce issues and to discuss topics of interest.
Helping You Find Qualified Chemical Operators
Through a partnership between Columbus State and OCTC, our members have developed a first-class On-Line Chemical Operator Training Program. This program reflects the input and contributions of dozens of OCTC member company operations, engineering, EHS, training, and human resources experts.
Participation in the Chemical Industry's Major Annual Conference in Ohio
This is the major industry event of the year in Ohio, providing members with the opportunity to learn about the latest developments affecting their businesses, get updates on legislative and regulatory issues, participate in seminars directly related to their businesses, and attend the largest, most popular legislative reception in the capital.
Bolstering Your Company's Community Relations through Environmental/Science Education
Your company's community relations efforts--whether modest or expansive--can be bolstered easily through OCTC's Teachers, Industry, and the Environment (TIE) program. By sponsoring a local teacher's particiaption in TIE, you become involved in the most successful and longest-running program in Ohio and increase the quality of science education in your community. (TIE) is the leading initiative of its type in Ohio. Through a collaborative effort among the members of OCTC, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and secondary and elementary educators, OCTC provides a unique learning experience for science teachers in Ohio. This annual workshop allows educators to learn about the innovative applications of chemistry technology, industry's environmental stewardship programs, and "hands on" science experiments suitable for their students.
Your Office in Columbus
OCTC's office in Columbus, located across from the State Capitol and within a few minutes walk of major state agencies, is the "Columbus office" that its members call for personalized help and information about a multitude of issues affecting them. In addition, OCTC maintains a private office for the use of member company personnel when in Columbus on business.
The OCTC offices are at 88 E. Broad Street, Suite 1490, in Columbus. Phone: 614-224-1730.
Our offices are within a few minutes walk of the State Capitol, the Riffe and Rhodes office buildings, and Ohio EPA's central office. Hotels and restaurants are close by as well.