Batesville Casket Company

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Batesville Casket Company
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)

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 three manufacturing plants in Batesville, Indiana,[2] Chihuahua, Mexico, and Manchester, Tennessee, and a woodworking factory in Vicksburg, Mississippi, that supplies wood to the factory in Chihuahua.

The company traces its roots to 1884, when John A. Hillenbrand began producing handmade wooden caskets.[citation needed] These caskets had ornate carvings made by casket and furniture companies.[3] In 1906, Hillenbrand purchased the failing Batesville Coffin Company, and renamed it to Batesville Casket Company.[4]


  1. ^ "Casket Makers Dig In as Sal". The Wall Street Journal, Dana Mattioli, Feb 24 2010. February 24, 2010.
  2. ^ George Stalk; Robert Lachenauer; John Butman (2004). Hardball: Are You Playing to Play Or Playing to Win?. Harvard Business School Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-59139-167-8.
  3. ^ George Garber (15 November 2017). Sustaining Lean: Case Studies in Transforming Culture. CRC Press. pp. 43–. ISBN 978-1-4200-8498-6.
  4. ^ Emmis Communications (February 2001). Cincinnati Magazine. Emmis Communications. pp. 65–. ISSN 0746-8210.

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