Batesville Casket Company
|Founded||Batesville, Indiana (1884)|
|(President & CEO)|
|Products||Caskets, Cremation urns|
|Revenue||$640 million USD (2004)|
Number of employees
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. These caskets had ornate carvings made by casket and furniture companies. In 1906, Hillenbrand purchased the failing Batesville Coffin Company, and renamed it to Batesville Casket Company.
- "Casket Makers Dig In as Sal". The Wall Street Journal, Dana Mattioli, Feb 24 2010. February 24, 2010.