Batesville Casket Company

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Batesville Casket Company
Subsidiary
IndustryFuneral Services
FoundedBatesville, Indiana (1884)
HeadquartersBatesville, Indiana
Key people
(President & CEO)
ProductsCaskets, Cremation urns
RevenueIncrease $640 million USD (2004)
Number of employees
3,460 (2007)
ParentHillenbrand, Inc.
Websitewww.batesville.com

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

The company operates 5 manufacturing plants in Batesville, Indiana, Chihuahua, Mexico, Batesville, Mississippi, Manchester, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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]

References[edit]

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

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