Production Changes Hitting Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions by End of 2019

Caskets Funeral Industry News Product November 16, 2018

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Production Changes Hitting Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions by End of 2019

In a phone and email statement from Matthews Aurora on Thursday, the company announced that by the end of 2019 it would be closing it’s Richmond, IN casket production plant. The company is currently not answering questions regarding this closure, nor are they releasing a full press release. The closure is due to a multi-million dollar facility upgrade at the Aurora, IN plant and by moving casket production from Richmond to Aurora, the company can continue to provide the highest quality product.

Below is the full statement provided by Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions:

Today Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions announced that it plans to close its Richmond, Indiana casket production plant by the end of 2019. The Company will shift metal casket production from the Richmond plant to its plant in Aurora, Indiana. Cremation casket production will shift from Richmond predominantly to the Company’s plant in York, Pennsylvania.

Matthews Aurora has recently made multi-million-dollar investments at its Aurora facility to continue driving innovation and the highest quality standards, including a state-of-the-art paint finishing system and automation technology. The new paint system in Aurora produces a greater depth of image, more vibrant reflection, and more durable topcoat, delivering the same preeminent finishes as legacy Matthews facilities. Matthews Aurora has also invested millions of dollars in the York facility in recent years to continue its tradition of making the highest quality hardwood caskets in the industry. These production shifts position the Company to continue manufacturing the best caskets available.

When notifying its funeral home customers of the impending transition, Matthews Aurora leadership reiterated its long-standing commitment to ensuring they receive seamless service.

Matthews Aurora’s metal stamping plant in Richmond, Indiana is not affected by this transition.