Batesville Showcases Innovative Burial, Cremation and Technology Solutions at the 2022 NFDA Convention & Expo                               

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Batesville Showcases Innovative Burial, Cremation and Technology Solutions at the 2022 NFDA Convention & Expo                               

BATESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 4, 2022 – Batesville, a Gold-level sponsor, will offer an exciting array of innovative products, technology solutions and special events at the 2022 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention and Exposition, October 9 – 12 in Baltimore, MD, including an onsite “meet and greet” with Dr. Alan Wolfelt, demonstrations of the Batesville Connect online experience and Floral Select, an exclusive e-commerce offering now available on Batesville websites.

“For more than a century, Batesville has focused on innovative solutions that help funeral directors deliver value to the families they serve, while providing a foundation for growth and profitability,” said Jenn Parvin, vice president of marketing and technology for Batesville. “While products and consumer preferences have evolved, our commitment to licensed funeral directors is unwavering.”  

In addition to its product displays and in-booth activities (#1422), the company is proud to help kick things off as a co-sponsor of the Welcome Party on Sunday, October 9, at the Baltimore Power Plant, featuring live music by the 1980’s cover band, The Reagan Years.

Burial and cremation offerings for all families

Funeral professionals come to NFDA to explore new products and Batesville has a lot to offer.

The company’s casket display is as diverse as today’s families and includes products made of bronze and copper, 18- and 20-gauge steel, as well as several popular wood models that have been converted to dual disposition so they can be used for burial or cremation to provide even more flexibility and value. Each of the Batesville-branded caskets features a Family Choices® personalization element to allow families to celebrate what made their loved one special.

Some of the products on display include:

Z65 Da Vinci (48 oz. bronze)
Jefferson Silver (32 oz. copper)
Pearson Cherry (Dual disposition)
Kenwood Maple (Dual disposition)
OC1 Finch & Carnation (18 gauge)                               
Syracuse (Select hardwood)
Clifton Oversize (Select hardwood)
Dryden Brown (Dual disposition)
QD5 Silverstone Grey (20 gauge)

                                                                                                                                                     Also on display is the NewPointe® Hadley, part of a new series of contemporary, affordable containers designed specifically for cremation. Cremation urns and other memorialization items will be displayed throughout the booth.

Introducing Floral Select – a more convenient, transparent and flexible floral service

Batesville’s new Floral Select offering represents “choice” in every sense of the word. Designed directly from customer feedback, it gives funeral directors the freedom and flexibility to select the florists they trust, set commissions that work for their business and even choose where to have

floral arrangements delivered. With no hidden fees or markups, the price families see online is what they pay! Floral Select is now available exclusively on Batesville-built websites. Stop by for a demonstration.

A better online experience  

Batesville Connect provides convenient access to the information and processes funeral directors use every day to manage their accounts, using world-class technologies to deliver a better online experience. Accessible through the company’s secure website, Batesville Connect gives customers a single system where they can place orders, view invoices, pay bills, research products, track casket deliveries, access educational content, or just update and manage their account information – anytime, anywhere, using any device.

Don’t miss these special events!

Sunday, Oct. 9

  • NFDA Welcome Party at the Power Plant Live, co-sponsored by Batesville (5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET)

Monday, Oct. 10

  • Meet & Greet and book signing with Dr. Alan Wolfelt in the Batesville booth (1422) 365 Days of Understanding Your Grief: Daily Readings for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart (Noon – 5:00 p.m. ET)

Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • Complimentary beer and pizza in the Batesville booth (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET)

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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.