OGR celebrates 50th supply partner

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OGR celebrates 50th supply partner

INDIANAPOLIS – The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is excited to announce its expanding Supplier Network has reached 50 members, with two new additions: Express Funeral Funding and Symmetry Elevating Solutions.

“While we are excited to hit this important milestone for our members, we have always made the quality of our supply partners our top priority; our newest partners meet that same standard and we are happy to welcome each of them to the OGR family,” said OGR Executive Director Wendy King.

Express Funeral Funding contacts insurance companies on behalf of the families Golden Rule Funeral Homes serve every day, completes all the necessary documentation for the assignment of their loved one’s life insurance policy and ensures payment to the funeral home, typically within 24 hours of verification.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with OGR and look forward to the opportunity to serve their member funeral homes and cemeteries,” said Andy Buckman, vice president of sales and marketing for Express Funeral Funding. “We are offering exclusive benefits for OGR members including an industry-best processing rate.”

Symmetry Elevating Solutions provides a beautifully crafted, expertly engineered accessibility-related product line proudly made in the USA at the Bella Elevator, LLC manufacturing plant. Promoted and sold by their exclusive nationwide network of carefully selected Symmetry partners and associates, Symmetry offers residential elevators, vertical platform lifts, LULA elevators and vertical reciprocating conveyors, including the casket lift. Strictly following national code guidelines and adhering to local jurisdiction requirements and variances, Symmetry products are ADA and ASME compliant.

“We are excited to be part of the OGR Supplier Network,” said Shannon Chasteen, Symmetry’s vice president of customer care and sales. “The Symmetry Casket Lift provides funeral home employees a convenient and safe way to move caskets, carts or gurneys from floor to floor, while our LULA elevators and wheelchair lifts provide easy access for mobility impaired people visiting your facilities.”

Both companies are offering Golden Rule Funeral Homes special rates and offers, together worth thousands of dollars.

To learn more about Express Funeral Funding, visit ExpressFuneralFunding.com or call John Goebel at (812) 204-7810. Questions about Symmetry / Bella Elevator can be directed to Scott Strum at (877) 375-1428 and SymmetryElevators.com.

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About the Order of the Golden Rule

Founded in 1928, OGR is an association of independently owned and operated funeral homes throughout North America and overseas that share common goals of exemplary service, uncompromising care and compassion to families in their time of need. For more information, visit OGR.org.