Batesville Puts New Products and Digital Solutions at the Forefront at the 2021 NFDA Convention & Expo

Funeral Industry News October 11, 2021
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Batesville Puts New Products and Digital Solutions at the Forefront at the 2021 NFDA Convention & Expo

BATESVILLE, Ind. – Batesville has an expansive lineup of new products and special events to share with funeral professionals at the 2021 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention and Exposition, October 17 – 20 in Nashville, TN, including a book signing with Dr. Alan Wolfelt, one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors and an advocate for the funeral profession. A longstanding NFDA supporter, the company is proud to co-sponsor the Welcome Party on Sunday, October 17, featuring live music by Billboard country artists, “Runaway June.”

“We applaud the NFDA staff for their hard work and determination in providing an opportunity for funeral professionals to ‘Come Together’ in a safe environment,” said Jenn Parvin, vice president of marketing and technology at Batesville. “The future of our industry is bright, and we are looking forward to sharing this experience with old friends and making new ones.”

After more than a year of virtual conventions, Batesville is not holding back when it comes to innovation. The company is showcasing more than a dozen burial and cremation caskets, including new bronze, 18 and 20-gauge steel models, several dual disposition wood products with Family Choices® enhanced personalization, and a new collection of NewPointe® value-priced cremation containers. Cremation urns and other memorialization items will be displayed throughout the booth. With such a broad array of offerings and unique personalization options, there is truly something for every family.

Here are some of the new products that will be on display:

  • Z65 Da Vinci (Bronze)
  • NO1 Midnight Gold (18 gauge)
  • OC1 Carnation (18 gauge)
  • OC1 Finch (18 gauge)
  • QD5 Silverstone Grey (20 gauge)
  • Paragon Mahogany
  • Kenwood Maple
  • Clifton 27-inch Oversize (Select)
  • Dryden Brown (Select)
  • NewPointe cremation containers – Hadley, Hamal, Novato & Andura

“Technology can be an important differentiator for funeral homes, and we are very excited to introduce a new motion-enhanced personalization feature to Batesville website customers that will take online obituaries to a new level,” said Parvin.

A trusted technology partner to thousands of funeral homes, every Batesville website is built to meet the unique needs of that firm, with visually engaging designs, flexible content management, revenue-generating e-commerce solutions, and integrations with industry leaders. Funeral professionals will have the opportunity to sit down with an expert to see a demonstration of the company’s high-performance websites or MIS enterprise management software for funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoriums.

Mark your calendars now!

Visitors are invited to a variety of special events in the Batesville booth throughout the convention, including an iPad giveaway. All Batesville customers* who sign up for a new account will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Pro.

Monday, Oct. 18

  • Visit with Dr. Alan Wolfelt and get a signed copy of the newest edition of his best-selling book, “Understanding Your Grief” (Noon – 5:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 19

  • 15-minute website technology demos (1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.)
  • Complimentary chicken and waffles in the booth (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)


Batesville (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), is a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America, offering a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization options and innovative technology solutions. For more than 125 years, Batesville has supported licensed funeral professionals in helping families honor the lives of those they love.® A history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery helped Batesville become – and remain – an industry leader.