Hillenbrand has been diversifying its business model, primarily through acquisitions, and Batesville is becoming a smaller piece of the pie. Hillenbrand made it’s largest purchase to date last month when it announced paid an estimated $550 million for Coperion Capital. Again, moving it further away from the funeral profession.
Indeed, Batesville, which manufactures caskets, burial vaults, and urns, has been the company’s main source of revenue and operating earnings for years. But Hillenbrand has been diversifying its business model, primarily through acquisitions, and Batesville is becoming a smaller piece of the pie.
You’ll have to file first with the state Vital Statistics Office. I can order them for you or if you’d like I can give you their contact information so you can…
This weekend I had the unique opportunity to set my 82 year old grandfather up with a new iMac. Its a big jump up from his 10 year old Compaq laptop. What I didn’t anticipate was how confusing the simplicity of the Mac OS could be for him…at first. The first few hours it was a big learning curve because folders were named different (Trash instead of Recycle Bin).
It’s been featured on Ripley’s Believe It or Not in 2005, written about in numerous tourism websites, brochures and books, including Ohio Oddities: A Guide to the Curious Attractions of the Buckeye State by Neil Zurcher, and contains over 1500 original pieces of funeral memorabilia.
One thing I have realized from attending many funeral conventions as well as a number of marketing seminars, is that the most useful context is generally not delivered in the seminar sessions. The most useful conversations and context happen around the bar and it has nothing to do with the alcohol.
A lawsuit by a New Jersey mortician stricken with leukemia is casting a spotlight on embalming, a standard practice in the funeral industry. William Moore, 38, of Secaucus claims his illness was caused by exposure to formaldehyde, an ingredient in embalming fluid. He is suing his workplace and several manufacturers of embalming chemicals.
Lindsey Stone has become the focus of media headlines the wrong way; by doing something stupid and disrespectful and then posting it on Facebook. Lindsey and a co-worker have been fired after posting the above picture on her Facebook Page during a recent trip to Arlington Cemetery while on a business trip.
Is your funeral home offering any “Cyber Monday” funeral deals? Ok, before some of you get upset, this is a joke…kinda. Black Friday passed without any specials at US funeral homes, except for in Pennsylvania where Caleb Wilde had a huge turn out at his family’s funeral home, complete with fights and all!
Has anyone ever died in a “smart” way? Many have died in an honorable way and many have died in very dumb ways. Watch the video below and then share some other dumb ways to die in the comments below!