GFS Chemicals, Inc. Receives 2023 Award for Excellence

Columbus Based Global Specialty Chemicals Manufacturer Recognized for Safety, Environmental, Health and Security


octc award for excellenceDUBLIN, OH – GFS Chemicals, Inc. is honored to have received the prestigious 2023 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) during last month’s 34th Annual Conference. The Award for Excellence recognizes Ohio chemical companies that have demonstrated exceptional performance in environmental, health, safety, and security during the previous year. In addition to demonstrating commitment and achievement in protecting people and the environment, a nomination must focus on a program or activity the company believes represents excellence in environmental, health, safety, or security performance. GFS Chemicals was one of only eighteen Ohio companies this year to have been selected for this outstanding award.


GFS Chemicals partnered with SafetySkills, a web-based learning and management platform for organizing and administering training across the organization. Furthermore, the EHS&S and QA team expanded the Learning Management System with training topics configured for each department, ensuring all areas of the company received the highest safety and quality training possible.



GFS Chemicals was founded at the height of the great depression in 1928 by Professor G. Frederick Smith and his two brothers. What started as a lab in a garage, has grown today into a world-renowned company that manufactures and distributes over 8,000 chemicals agents serving a wide range of industries. GFS Chemicals' mission is to consolidate the expertise and manufacturing capabilities of the organization and create value for its customers. We accomplish this through the safe, high-quality, and service-oriented manufacture of fine and specialty chemicals for industries around the world.