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October 28, 2016

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Sich Casket has announced the winner of their Casket Giveaway at the NFDA Convention. The prize casket, Sich model “Heritage,” will be delivered to Paul Foy of James Romanelli- Stephan Funeral Home, Ozone Park, New York. Mr. Foy is the manager of the funeral home.

“This was certainly an unexpected surprise. I was on the road, returning home, when I got the call,” said Mr. Foy. “It’s not every day you get a beautiful brand new casket for free just by dropping your card in a box.” (The entry box was a miniature casket representing one of Sich’s upcoming casket models.)

The “Heritage,” which was one of the six caskets showcased at the Sich booth, is constructed of solid Paulownia hardwood featuring an elegant Satin Mission Brown finish with Khaki Cross Weave interior.

The Casket Giveaway was one of numerous unique activities surrounding Sich Casket’s debut at the NFDA Convention. Attendees were first surprised and entertained by a flash mob just outside the exhibit hall, all wearing maroon Sich t-shirts, emerging through the waiting crowd singing “God Bless America.” At the Sich booth, lovely models handed out banana and strawberry-flavored fortune cookies. Banners across the booth declared that Sich was “The best thing to come out of China since soy sauce.”

“We wanted to make sure that everybody knew who we are and that ours was the booth to visit at the Convention,” said Sich founder and CEO Sirius Chan. According to numerous sources, both within the company and outside, Sich’s booth was extremely well-attended, all the more unexpected given that they were a first-time exhibitor.

“We want to congratulate Paul Foy on his winning our casket. And, of course, some family in the near future will benefit from it as well, which makes this contest very worthwhile,” added Mr. Chan.

Mr. Foy will take delivery of the casket from his local Sich distributor, Pete Rezanka of M. Solomon Casket, Middletown, NY, who had encouraged him to drop his card into the entry box to begin with.

About Sich Caskets

Sich Casket Company is a pioneer of the Chinese casket industry. In just ten years the company has grown from a small family-run furniture factory to a significant international manufacturer of wood and metal caskets and a leading Chinese supplier of caskets in North America. Founded by company president Sirius Chan, Sich sources its materials globally to provide the finest quality and best value at every price point. With more than 250 models and styles of solid hardwood, wood veneer and metal caskets, Sich caskets are sold through a distributor network serving funeral homes throughout the United States and Canada. Their website is