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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.


WHAT’S NEW WITH COCA?

 

  • COCA kicked off the 2019 1st Quarter Board of Directors & Joint Meeting on 3/28/19 with an Interactive Presentation “Stop the Bleed”

Board of Directors and Construction Associates joined their peers and learned about “Stop the Bleed” through a BJC presentation along with a follow-up interactive learning session.

  • COCA Board of Directors – Current Board Members for 2019
Chairman: *Jonathan Bach – AREA MAINTENANCE MANAGER, AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Vice-Chairman: *(Temporary Vacancy) PRAIRIE STATE GENERATING CO, LLC
SECRETARY / TREASURER: *Joseph Wickenhauser – SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS LEADER, WIELAND (FORMERLY OLIN BRASS)
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
EASTMAN CHEMICAL, CO  (Name changed from Solutia, Inc): *David Richardson, Utilities & Services Manager and Christine Corio, Maintenance Manager
OLIN BRASS – Global Brass and Copper: *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
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 “COCA Sponsorship Opportunities”.

New Members for 2019

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