What is COCA, Inc?

The Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc. is a local Construction Users Council serving the Metro-East area of Southwestern Illinois, and is affiliated with the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT).

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 insure safe, well-managed, high-quality, cost-effective construction projects in the Owner/Users’ facilities.

COCA is located at 2812 North Center Street, Maryville, Illinois (about 15 miles east of downtown St. Louis).

For information on becoming a member of COCA, please contact our office at 618-288-9434.
Email: rwesley@cocainc.com  (Raymond E. Wesley, Executive Director)
gaquino@cocainc.com  (Gail Aquino, Executive Secretary)


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COCA Board of Directors Elects New Board Officers for 2016 (gva: Dec 17, 2015)  NOTE:  This information is still current for 2017.

During our December 10, 2015 Board of Director’s meeting, Mr. Kenneth B. Pollmann, General Manager Power Operations, Prairie State Generating Co., LLC was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Also elected for the Vice-Chairman position is Mr. Jonathan A. Bach, Mechanical Integrity Specialist/Engineer, Afton Chemical Corporation; and elected as the Secretary/Treasurer is Mr. Joseph Wickenhauser, Safety Excellence Coordinator, Olin Brass Fabricated Products.

These officer positions are filled for at least two years, with a third year option.

COCA now also accepting “Sponsors” for our Golf, Trap, Burger and Brat event
.  (gva: 4 May 15)
To obtain the “Sponsorship Opportunity” form, click on the link at the right of this page, under “COCA Sponsorship Opportunities”.

COCA now accepting “Sponsors” for Training and Educational Programs (i.e. Quarterly Meetings & Conferences) (gva: 30 Mar 15)
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”.


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

New Members for 2017

  • St. Louis Pipe & Supply
  • Pioneer Industrial Corp.

New Members for 2016

  • Environmental Restoration, LLC
  • The Brickman Group
  • LIUNA – Labor Management Program
  • Graycor Industrial Constructors. Inc.
  • Marcal Rope and Rigging, Inc.
  • Russ Erlinger Crane Service, Inc.
  • W-S Industrial Services, Inc.
  • Superior Equipment Company

New Members for 2015

  • American Allied Safety Council (AASC)
  • Electrical Workers Local 649
  • NES Rentals, Inc.
  • Steamatic of St. Louis
  • Carboline
  • Baker Hughes, Inc.

New Members for 2014

  • Aerotek
  • AMEC
  • Belcan
  • Ben Hur Construction
  • Brown Smith Wallace, LLC
  • Cat-Spec, Ltd.
  • Electrical Workers Local 309-Collinsville
  • Geotechnology, Inc.
  • Midwest Service Group
  • PSC
  • Roeslein & Associates
  • Sitex
  • Solid Platforms, Inc.

New Members for 2013

  • Insulating & Supplies Corp
  • IMPACT Midwest Region
  • Twelve Counties Southwestern Illinois Laborers’ District Council
  • Bodine Services of Decatur, Inc.
  • Hatch Associates
  • Energy Products & Solutions, Inc.
  • SunCoke Energy – Granite City Operations
  • Bloomsdale Excavating Co., Inc.
  • Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc.
  • Supplied Industrial Solutions Inc.

New Members for 2012

  • 23 new members have joined COCA, Inc. for 2012.  These new members include 11 union organizations — the first time that unions have been accepted into COCA membership.

The new members are:
•Asbestos Workers Local 1 –St. Louis
•Becker Iron and Metal
•Boilermakers Local 363 –Belleville
•Bricklayers Local 8 of Illinois
•Carpenters’ District Council of Greater StL
•Control Products, Inc.
•Emerson Process Management
•Hank’s Excavating & Landscaping
•Iron Workers Local 392 –East St. Louis
•J.W. Terrill
•Korte & Luitjohan
•Nalco Company
•National Steel Erection, Inc. (NSE)
•Operating Engineers Local 520 – Granite City
•Orbital Engineering, Inc.
•Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 101 – Belleville
•Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 553 – East Alton
•Plocher Construction Company, Inc.
•Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council
•Sprinkler Fitters Local 268 – St. Louis
•Steamfitters Local 439 –East St. Louis
•The Brickman Group, Ltd.
•Triangle Enterprises, Inc.

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


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