COCA's 25th Annual Shooting Event @ Winchester & NILO Farms Nov. 4th & 5th


The Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc. is a local Construction Users Council serving the Metro-East area of Southwestern Illinois. 

The primary purpose of COCA is to increase safety awareness; and the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the Construction Industry.

Owner/User members include the major industrial and utility firms, located in Southwestern Illinois, who procure significant construction and maintenance services.

Construction Associate members include construction companies, design and engineering firms, equipment and materials suppliers, and firms which provide other services necessary to ensure safe, well-managed, high-quality, cost-effective construction projects in the Owner/Users’ facilities.

COCA is located within the Teksolv location at 100 Lanter Ct, Collinsville, Illinois (about 15 miles east of downtown St. Louis).

For information on becoming a member of COCA, please contact us.



  • COCA kicked off the 2020 1st Quarter Board of Directors & Joint Meeting on 2/20/20 with a Presentation by Randy Short, Chief Operating Officer, PSGC part of Our Energizing the Present, Developing the Future Series


Randy presented a brief  history and current vision for making Prairie State Generating Company a viable coal fired power plant for the future.   Randy shared the viable plan to bring the PSGC Mission and Vision to fruition and shared it with COCA Members and Board of Directors.  

 The PSGC Mission:
“To provide value to our owners and the millions of families they serve through the safe and sustainable production of electric power”.
The PSGC Vision:
“To be the best coal mine and coal fired power plant in the United Sates”
The PSGC Safety Commitment:
“Safety is the responsibility of every person, at every level, every day”
Join Us. Share Our Vision.


  • COCA Board of Directors – Current Board Members for 2019
Chairman: *Jonathan Bach – Area Maintenance Manager, AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION
AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION: *Todd Merseal, Engineering Project Manager
LUMINANT, a subsidiary of VISTRA ENERGY (Name changed from Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC): Mark Bollinger, Maintenance Manager – Baldwin Power Station and Prentiss Carter, Director – MISO
EASTMAN CHEMICAL, CO  (Name changed26 from Solutia, Inc): *David Richardson, Utilities & Services Manager and Christine Corio, Maintenance Manager
WIELAND (FORMERLY OLIN BRASS): *Dan Angeli, Engineering Manager, Casting Plant and *James H. Kabitzke Jr., Manager of Engineering, Brass Mill
PRAIRIE STATE GENERATING CO, LLC *Kenneth B. Pollmann, Vice-President, Power Generation and Thomas Foust, Maintenance Manager, Power Generation
WRB REFINING, LP (Phillips 66) *Richard Schwarz, Director Capital Projects
TEKSOLV/AASC Tamara Walker, AASC Operations Manager

During December 2017 Board of Director’s meeting, board members elected 3 new officer positions.  The officer positions are filled for at least two years, with a third year option.

  • COCA now accepting “Sponsors” for Training and Educational Programs (i.e. Quarterly Meetings & Conferences)
    For more information on the “Sponsorship Guidelines and Request Form”, click on this link: Guidelines & Sponsorship Form.  You may also obtain this information and form by clicking on the link in the right side column under “Sponsorship Form”.

New Members for 2021

New Members for 2020

To see the complete listing of COCA, Inc. members and links to their websites, click here.