Batesville Casket Company

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Batesville Casket Company
Industry Funeral Services
Founded Batesville, Indiana (1884)
Headquarters Batesville, Indiana
Key people
(President & CEO)
Products Caskets, Cremation urns
Revenue Increase $640 million USD (2004)
Number of employees
3,460 (2007)
Parent Hillenbrand, Inc.

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

Recognized for its manufacturing excellence, the company operates 5 award-winning 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]


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

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