Aurora Casket Company

Aurora Casket Company

Infobox Company
name = Aurora Casket Company

type = Private
genre =
foundation = 1890
founder = John Backman
location = Aurora, Indiana
area_served =
key_people = William Barrott III (CEO)
William Backman III (Exec. V.P.)
industry =
products = Caskets, urns, and other funeral supplies
services =
revenue = $152 million (2003)
owner =
num_employees = Over 850 (2003)
parent =
divisions =
subsid =
slogan =
homepage =
footnotes =
intl =

Aurora Casket Company is one of the larger manufacturers of caskets and urns. The company has over 850 employees, and is based in Aurora, Indiana. As of 2005, it sold over 10% of the caskets used in the United States.

The company traces its roots back to 1890, when John Backman began making wooden caskets by hand. At the time he employed 20 people. In the 1920s, John's son William Backman, and his son-in-law William Barrott joined the company. Since that time the company has been controlled by the Backman and Barrott families. The current President and CEO is William Barrott III, and William Backman III is the executive vice-president.

Today the company makes both wooden and metal caskets. The company also produces urns for holding cremated remains. The company also provides supplies and consulting services for funeral homes.

References

* http://www.themanufacturer.com/us/profile/3476/The_Aurora_Casket_Company?PHPSESSID=c88bc

External links

* [http://www.auroracasket.com Aurora Casket Company Web Site]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Aurora - получить на Академике действующий промокод Косметика Проф или выгодно aurora купить со скидкой на распродаже в Косметика Проф

  • Aurora — most commonly refers to: *Aurora (astronomy), a glow in the sky seen at polar latitudes, commonly referred to as the northern lights or the southern lights *Aurora (mythology), the goddess of the dawn in Roman mythologyAurora may also… …   Wikipedia

  • Upstate New York — The standard definition of Upstate New Yorklegend|lime|North Country and Adirondacks, often referred to as the true upstate by localsUpstate New York is the region of New York State north of the core of the New York metropolitan area. It has a… …   Wikipedia

  • Spain — /spayn/, n. a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 39,244,195; 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Cap.: Madrid. Spanish, España. * * * Spain Introduction Spain Background: Spain s powerful world empire of the 16th and… …   Universalium

  • Warped Tour 2008 — is the 2008 installment of the annual Summer Warped Tour music festival. Vans Shoes is again the tour s primary sponsor. Warped Tour 2008 BandsBands confirmed by warpedtour.comAll bands confirmed for the entire tour unless otherwise noted. *1997… …   Wikipedia

  • Turin — For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). Torino redirects here. For other uses, see Torino (disambiguation). Turin Torino   Comune   Comune di Torino …   Wikipedia

  • The Munsters — Format Sitcom Family Fantasy Created by Allan Burns Chris Hayward …   Wikipedia

  • Triple H — during his ring entrance. Ring name(s) Triple H Hunter Hearst Helmsley Jean Paul Lévesque Terra Ryzin Billed height …   Wikipedia

  • John Flaxman — Infobox Artist bgcolour = name = John Flaxman imagesize = caption = birthname = birthdate = 6 July 1755 location = York deathdate = 7 December 1826 deathplace = London nationality = British field = Sculpture and engraving training = movement =… …   Wikipedia

  • Western sculpture — ▪ art Introduction       three dimensional artistic forms produced in what is now Europe and later in non European areas dominated by European culture (such as North America) from the Metal Ages (Europe, history of) to the present.       Like… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”