One of the primary functions of the association is to negotiate, service, and administer collective bargaining agreements having jurisdiction in West Virginia, Southeastern Ohio, and portions of Western Pennsylvania. The administration and servicing of these collective bargaining agreements include the handling and processing of all grievances and jurisdictional disputes with competent labor relations and legal assistance. The OVCEC maintains a constant liaison with the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Upper Ohio Valley.
It is through the efforts of the association that the voice of the membership is projected and amplified into all forms of civic and industry-wide activities. Purchasers of construction services and the general public are constantly reminded that OVCEC membership represents the highest degree of skill, capacity, and achievement.
Committees and Communications
Through its committees the association maintains a constant flow of communication, not only to its members, but also to local, state, and national officials regarding every phase and activity of the industry. Camaraderie and fellowship are enhanced through general membership meetings, steak frys, golf outings, labor/management functions, and other social activities.
Digital Plan Room
The OVCEC offers an online plan room. This allows contractors to create an account and download all plan room information online to their own systems, or order drawings directly from the OVCEC.
Construction Advancement Program (CAP)
The principal activities of the Council are supported by contributions made to the Construction Advancement Program (CAP). The Construction Advancement Program of the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, was created out of a recognition by employers of construction labor of the responsibility of collectively sharing in defraying the cost of conducting, administering, and servicing every phase of labor/management relations.