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 2021
SECRETARY / TREASURER: Prentiss Carter, Director – MISO, LUMINANT, a subsidiary of VISTRA ENERGY (Name changed from Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC)
AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION: *Jonathan Bach – Area Maintenance Manager and *Todd Merseal, Engineering Project Manager
EASTMAN CHEMICAL, CO  (Name changed from Solutia, Inc): *David Richardson, Utilities & Services Manager and Christine Corio, Operations service Manager
WIELAND (FORMERLY OLIN BRASS): *James H. Kabitzke Jr., Manager of Engineering, Brass Mill AND Daniel J. Angeli, CONSULTANT
PRAIRIE STATE GENERATING CO, LLC: Thomas Foust, Maintenance Manager, Power Generation and Jonathon Sander, general manager
WRB REFINING, LP (Phillips 66) *Richard Schwarz, Director Capital Projects
TEKSOLV/AASC Tamara Walker, AASC Operations Manager

*denotes past chair positions

During February 2021 Board of Director’s meeting, board members elected 2 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.