Batesville Casket Company

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Batesville Casket Company
Type Subsidiary
Industry Funeral Services
Founded Batesville, Indiana (1884)
Headquarters Batesville, Indiana
Key people Kenneth A. Camp (President & CEO)
Products Caskets, Cremation Urns
Revenue Increase $640 million USD (2004)
Employees 3,460 (2007)
Parent Hillenbrand, Inc.
Website www.batesville.com

Batesville Casket Company is a manufacturer of caskets and cremation urns. The company is a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc.,[1] and is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.

In addition to Batesville, Indiana, there are factories in Batesville, Mississippi, Chihuahua, Mexico, Manchester, Tennessee, Mexico City, Mexico, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. A former outlet in Campbellsville, Kentucky, closed prior to 2000.

The company traces its roots to 1884, when John Hillenbrand began producing handmade wooden caskets.[citation needed] These caskets had ornate carvings made by casket and furniture companies.[citation needed] In 1906, Hillenbrand purchased the failing Batesville Coffin Company, and renamed it to Batesville Casket Company.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Casket Makers Dig In as Sal". The Wall Street Journal, Dana Mattioli, Feb 24 2010. February 24, 2010. 

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