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H. S. Eckels and Company reaches strategic partnership

August 10, 2012  – H. S. Eckels and Company is pleased to announce that it has reached a strategic partnership agreement with Hickey & Co of Sydney, Australia to be an exclusive distributor of Eckels products in Australia. Hickey & Co established in 1927, is one of Australia’s leading and largest suppliers to the funeral industry. They are a privately owned company operated by Paul Castaldi, who has over 30 years industry experience and is the third generation of his family in this role.

"We are excited to now offer our clients the Eckels range. We strongly believe that the parallel core values and objectives of Eckels and Hickey & Co will lead to great opportunities for our clients" says Paul Castaldi, president of Hickey & Co. Hickey & Co are committed to meeting the evolving needs and demands of our clients. Our reputation has been built on quality, service, reliability and competitive pricing. At Hickey & Co we continually strive to raise the bar within the funeral industry. "Hickey & Co are well respected throughout the funeral industry and are considered the number one funeral products supplier in Australia. We look forward to a long and meaningful relationship", says Jeff Chancellor,CFSP, Director of Education, Training and Research for Eckels.


"Hickey & Co’s commitment to provide the world’s best funeral brands make them ideal partners for Eckels, and we look forward to working with Paul and his team" says Richard Steele, president of Eckels. "This new partnership is important as Eckels continues to develop a truly global brand in funeral service".


Eckels is a fully diversified Funeral Service supply company dedicated to providing quality products and outstanding service to Funeral and Cemetery professionals around the world. Founded in 1895 by Howard S. Eckels in Philadelphia, PA, Eckels specializes in embalming chemicals and products for funeral home preparation rooms and also provides a wide range of cemetery and crematorium products. The Eckels "Impressions" cremation urn catalogue hosts the most extensive line of cremation urns available.


H. S. Eckels and Company, 352 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, Ontario N1H 1E7, 1.800.265.8350.


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