Olin Corp

Parent Organization: Olin Corp
Child Organization: Olin Corp

The Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) is a major manufacturer of ammunition (through Winchester Ammunition) and chlorine and sodium hydroxide (Olin Chlor-Alkali Products). Based in Clayton, Missouri, it traces its history to two companies, both founded in 1892: Franklin W. Olin's Equitable Powder Company of East Alton, Illinois and the Mathieson Alkali Works of Saltville, Virginia into which Olin merged, although keeping the Olin name first. After being headquartered for many years in Stamford, CT, it is now headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

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Campaign Finance

$479,875 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
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federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
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View all campaign finance data for Olin Corp Sources: OpenSecrets.org


$7,116,000 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

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covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Olin Corp

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Olin Corp $1,653,000
    Olin Corp $1,653,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Defense,
    • Chemical Industry,
    • Firearms, Guns & Ammunition,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Mining, Money & Gold Standard,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Transportation,
    • Tariffs,
    • Trade
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2190 Mercury Pollution Reduction Act
    H.R.2190 Medicare Drug Savings Act of 2011
    H.R.5458 To suspend temporarily the duty on certain extrusion presses.
    S.838 Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act
    H.R.5808 To suspend temporarily the duty on certain horizontally-oriented lead shot machines.
    H.R.5809 To suspend temporarily the duty on certain cupping machines.
    H.R.5810 To suspend temporarily the duty on certain tool blocks.
    H.R.5811 To suspend temporarily the duty on certain parts of cupping presses.
    S.1428 Mercury Pollution Reduction Act
    H.R.1558 To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to certain sporting good articles, and to exempt those articles from a definition under that Act.
View all lobbying data for Olin Corp Sources: OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 530 dockets; Submitted to 21 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Olin Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.


$1,600,000 Received

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2008 $1,600,000 Luvata Franklin, University of Iowa Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, and Olin Corp: Medical Technology -- Copper Air Quality Program
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Federal Spending

1 grant; 214 contracts

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
Olin Corporation 2010 FY11 - SLAP & SLAP-T LINKED 4:1 DELIVERY ORDER 0001 $43,441,997
Olin Corporation 2004 $24,108,856
Olin Corporation 2007 United States Mint BASE METAL REFINERY $23,730,467
Olin Corporation 2007 United States Mint PROVIDE BASE METAL FOR CIRCULATING COINAGE $23,408,618
Olin Corporation 2000 $22,059,780
Olin Corporation 2012 EXERCISE OPTION. $21,947,438
Olin Corporation 2001 United States Mint $20,000,000
Olin Corporation 2007 United States Mint PROVIDE BASE METAL FOR CIRCULATING COINAGE $19,816,841
View all grant & loan data for Olin Corp View all contract data for Olin Corp Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

9 Enforcement Actions

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Sauget Area 2 Unilateral Admin Order (Cercla) Olin Corporation (+76 others) 2002 Sauget, Il $26,500,000
3m Company Olin Corporation (+106 others) 2008 Wood Ridge, Nj $18,000,000
Stoller Chemical/Pelham Phosphate Olin Corporation (+35 others) 2007 Pelham, Ga $14,041,111
Operating Industries Inc Superfund Site Admin Settlement No.2010-04 Olin Corporation (+275 others) 2011 Monterey Park, Ca $8,500,000
Olin Corp Olin Corp. (+2 others) 2007 Wilmington, Ma $6,000,000
Olin Corporation Olin Corporation (+4 others) 2005 Morgantown, Wv $3,292,874
Nl Industries/Taracorp Lead Smelter (De Minimis) Olin Corporation (+77 others) 2004 Granite City, Il $1,960,888
Davis Refining Site (Referral) Olin Corporation (+221 others) 2007 Tallahassee, Fl $1,704,680
Abb, Inc. Olin Corporation (+72 others) 2007 Wood Ridge, Nj $1,400,000
View all EPA violations data for Olin Corp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data