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Gail Aquino 
COCA, Inc.


Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CST

Check-in/Registration Opens: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 pm  - 1:00 p.m.
Meeting: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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Collinsville, IL  62234 

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COCA's 1st Quarter Board of Directors and Construction Associates Joint Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Thank You" to our sponsor!!
Steamfitters Local 439-East St. Louis

There is still ONE spot left!!  If your company is interested in sponsoring this meeting or any other future meeting, please contact our office for more information or go to our website and click on the link for the "Sponsor Form".

COCA's Quarterly Meetings are an excellent opportunity for networking and information-gathering. Representatives from our Owners are strategically seated to allow for increased interaction with Construction Associate Members during lunch.

Our 1st Quarter Board of Directors and Construction Associates Joint meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, beginning with lunch/networking opportunity at 12:00 pm (noon) and the meeting following at 1:00 pm.  This meeting is scheduled to conclude at 2:00 pm.  Check-in/Registration opens at 11:30 am.

Our presenters will be comprised of a panel of representatives from our COCA Owner member companies including Afton Chemical, Dynegy Midwest Generation, Eastman Chemical, Olin Brass, Prairie State Generating, SunCoke Energy, and Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery. They will answer questions posed by you, our Construction Associate members, and submitted to COCA prior to the meeting.  The questions will be based on a number of topics as listed in this announcement.  The questions will be selected by the moderator to be asked during the presentation. The topics to be used for developing the questions are listed below:

1). Safety

2). Contractor selection process

3). Training

4). Workforce development (Contractor/Owner Employee)

5). Challenges in the workplace

6). Ownership and accountability in project management (Cost, Schedule, Quality)

7). Labor availability

8). Contractor leadership

9). Proactive initiatives in project management

10). Project scope development

You may use the downloadable form to provide your questions.  Your questions need to be submitted to COCA no later than Tuesday February 28, 2017.  All questions will be listed anonymously and will be asked by the moderator during the meeting.

Cost: $40.00 per person (includes lunch)

NOTE:  Registration cancellations must be received no later than Wednedsay, March 8th; however, substitutions are welcomed at any time.  NOTE:  "No Shows" will be charged as registered and attending.


Kenneth B. Pollmann
Chairman, COCA Board of Directors and
General Manager Power Operations, Prairie State Generating Co., LLC.

Raymond E. Wesley
Executive Director
COCA, Inc.

Gail V. Aquino
Executive Secretary
COCA, Inc.

Check out COCA's Program / Event Sponsorship Opportunity!!
For more information, go to our website ( and click on the link under "COCA Program Sponsorhip" on the right side column of our page.
 You may also call our office at 618-288-9434 for more details.

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DON"T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE PANEL!!!   Click HERE for the downloadable form.