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June 2001

Convention Speakers "Hit Home" On Subject of Family Business In this issue. New President

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ault manufacturing company owners need to understand clearly the managerial roles of adult, parent and child if they are to succeed in a business which employs members of their own family, according to noted speaker, Edward Robinson, CPA.

Robinson, was a featured speaker at the annual convention of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association held last month at the Pocono Manor Hotel in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. Robinson used humor and good common sense to get the message across that effective vault owners will often have to be childlike to their own offspring when it comes to daily operations. However, most often an adult-to-adult relationship will exist in the business even when a parent-child relationship exists at home. Robinson joined former top DEA agent Robert Stutman, who spoke on the second day's session about the dangers of drugs in the family. Stutman emphasized that drugs in the family are simply not a "passage of youth" and should not be ignored. "With the clamoring for the legalization of marijuana by some groups becoming popular, we are just now finding out the long term effects of sustained marijuana use. "The super-heated smoke of a marijuana cigarette has 10 times the cancerous effect on the lungs as a normal cigarette," Stutman told an audience whose ages ranged from 6 to over 80. Stutman warned those in attendance that there's no such thing as the dark coated drug dealer lurking on your child's playground. "Your child's first introduction to drugs will come from a brother or sister or close personal friend," Stutman said. Dangerous drug use crosses all socio-economic barriers and is most prevalent in white, middle, or upper class families which have less, concern about its dangers and tent to treat it as harmless experimenting by their offspring. The convention concluded with the installation of the new NCBVA officers and board members followed by an outstanding performance by singer and humorist John Charles who entertained attendees for more than two hours. Jack Swihart of Saginaw Wilbert Vault Co., Saginaw, MI, now takes the helm of the association as president. Dan Hicks, Hicks Industries, Miami, FL is president-elect and J.C. Clifton, Quality Burial Vault Co., is the new secretary/treasurer. More than 100 people were in attendance at this year's meeting that also included outstanding support from our associate members. Incoming President, Jack Swihart (right) presents plaque The traditional Partnership Plaza Trade Show drew 20 exhibitors. to Past President, Tim Brutsche

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National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. 900 Fox Valley Drive, Suite 204 Longwood, Florida 32779-2552 (800) 538-1423 Fax: (407) 774-6751

President Jack Swihart Saginaw Wilbert Vault Corp. Saginaw, MI President-Elect Dan Hicks Hicks Industries Miami, FL Secretary/Treasurer J.C. Clifton Quality Burial Vault Co. Houston, TX Immediate Past President Tim Brutsche Brutsche Concrete Products Battle Creek, Directors Robert Hardy Hardy Doric, Inc. Chelmsford, MA Kelly Pellicano Graffius Burial Vault Co. Reading, PA Marty Begun Eagle Burial Vault Detroit, MI Curt Zamec Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Forest Park, IL Bob DonateIli Baumgardner Products Co. Akron, OH Darren Baxter Baxter Burial Vault Service Cincinnati, OH Graham MacLeod Detroit Wilbert Vault Co. Detroit, MI Linda Darby Sempsrott Greenwood Plastics Phoenix, AZ Executive Director Thomas A. Monahan, CAE Certified Association Management Company Longwood, FL Legal Counsel J. Scott Calkins Harrisburg, PA

President's Message By Jack Swihart

Looking Ahead y the time you read this, our trip to the Poconos will be history. It sure doesn't seem like a year has passed since we last met in Miami For those who missed these meetings, you missed some very good and informative seminars. We are all in the business of hiring employees and also have to deal with their behavior in the work place. In Miami, Robert Stutman gave us all a wake up call with his presentation on substance abuse in the work place. This year, we received a review of how substance abuse can impact our families. Since most of our businesses are made up of family members, we can always use information that will help make us stronger and pull us together. Last year I wrote an article concerning how egos and attitudes created problems for some consolidators. Little did I realize at the time how those same traits could emanate from employees in our own companies. I won't go into great detail at this time as my own experience is still ongoing. Warning: If you have non-family members working in key positions where they have access to sales and financial information, it will be in your best interest to have employment contracts with strict non-compete clauses. If you don't have this protection, you could have a new competitor armed with all your confidential records. You could also lose a couple other employees to help set up at the new vault company. When this happens you will be have to do lot of serious damage control. You never know when employees who work very closely with you may get an attitude because they feel that owners and family members are getting more from your business than they are. Add the ego of those individuals who believe your success is totally created by them and not by you and your product line. Congratulations to outgoing president, Tim Brutsche on a good year. I plan to follow through with programs he started. I am looking forward to working for all of you during this next year and appreciate your confidence in allowing me to serve as your president. I will need your input to determine the direction you want our association to move in. Our strength will come from all of you as we plan our future. Please contact me with your comments and ideas.

Industry Calendar of Events August 4-9

NFD &MA Annual Convention Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA

August 15-18

CANA Annual Convention Westin Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA

October 7-10

NFDA Annual Convention and Intl. Exposition Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

November 5-6

CFSA Fall Conference Adams' Mark Hotel, Indianapolis, IN

April 24 27, 2002

ICFA Annual Convention Orlando, FL

June 20-23, 2002

NCBVA Annual Convention Omni Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas

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Graffius Honored by SBCA As Business Person of Year Sandy Graffius, president of Graffius Burial Vault Co., Sinking Springs, PA and a past president of NCBVA (93, 94), has been honored by the Small Business Council of America (SBCA) as Small Business Person of the Year. The award was presented at SBCA's Eighteenth Annual Congressional Awards Reception, held at the U.S. Capitol. Mrs. Graffius has been an active member of the SBCA for many years and as such, assisted the ESBCA in the development of a number of legislative positions to assist privately held and family-owned businesses. The award recognizes her commitment to excellence in both her business activities and contributions to the community. Mrs. Graffius was a member of the Small Business Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 1985 through 1988. She also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Board of Directors

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of the Manufacturer's Association of Berks County, PA. In a collaborated effort between the Pennsylvania Department of commerce, The Governor's Commission for Women and the Business Journals of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Graffius was recognized in March 1996 as one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business. In March 2001, she was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame for her efforts to teach students in grades K through 12 the basic principles of business. "Mrs. Graffius is an outstanding example of a small businessperson who drives our country's private enterprise system," said CEO Peter J. Shanley in his announcement of the award.

Monte Lazarus, president of Crescent Bronze Powder Co. Inc., announces the executive promotions of Amy Thomas to vice president of Finance and Administration and Doris Westbrook to vice president of Purchasing and Sales. Thomas was controller and Westbrook was Customer Service and Purchasing. Dear Readers, We at the National Concrete Burial Vault Association Bulletin, would love to hear from you Send press releases about your special events, individuals who deserve recognition, awards, or new services you are providing. Suppliers: let us know about your new products and services. Color or black and white photos are also welcome. Don't hesitate to give me a call at jnionahan0', assnlidqtrs.com . It would he my pleasure to assist you. Looking forward to hearing from you, Jan Monahan Editor

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Memorial Reef is Alternative To Traditional Ash Scattering A Georgia-based company is enjoying success by providing another option for the final dispersal and memorialization of human remains and at the same time reviving the ocean's eco-system. By integrating cremated remains into specially designed, artificial "Memorial Reefs," Eternal Reefs Inc. promotes its service as a dignified, respectful and ecologically sound alternative to traditional burial or ash scattering. Memorial Reefs have begun to dot the coastal United States, mostly around Florida. A funeral home in South Carolina is also creating a "community memorial," believing it to be the first of its kind anywhere. The actual Memorial Reef units are fashioned from a patented mold system used to create two-to-four-feet-high reef modules that closely mimic natural reef formations. The modules, called Reef BallsO, are constructed from an environmentally friendly concrete formula to which coral larvae can attach and gracefully mature, attracting plant and animal life behind them. Reef Balls are the creation of the Reef Ball Development Group Ltd. (RBDG), the worldwide leader in scientifically designed artificial reefs. More than 100,000 state-of-the-art Reef Ball units are now in place at more than 1,500 marine locations around the globe. Memorial Reefs can be created in someone's honor with or without cremated remains. Eternal Reefs Inc. coordinates all production and final placement of a Memorial Reef, which includes a

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bronze, inscribed plaque attached to the unit. The departed's family receives two memorial certificates and a record of the specific longitude and latitude of the submerged Memorial Reef. The free-standing Memorial Reefs typically are placed within a larger overall reef development project, which means several Memorial Reefs often will support a reef system restoration. The Memorial Reef units for individuals come in three sizes. The Community Reef includes the remains of more than one individual placed in the same concrete mixture and used to produce a group of Memorial Reef units. One plaque with all individual names is affixed to the pinnacle Atlantis unit, with the remaining Nautilus and/or Aquarius units deployed around this marker. This creates an impressive, complete reef system and is the most cost-effective.

Durability Memorial Reefs are constructed to last more than 500 years, thanks to special additives in the unique concrete formula that increase the strength of a unit. The concrete mixture has a pH level more similar to sea water than conventional concrete, to promote species settlement. Additionally, a pitted surface texture encourages growth of various marine life, which covers the Memorial Reef with a protective layer and enriches the environment. Thanks to their natural-looking, domed shapes and bottomweighted design, Memorial Reefs have a proven track record for stability. Currents easily pass through the Swiss cheese-like openings in these spherical, hollow structures. While external growth occasionally is displaced during tropical storms, all Memorial Reef units have held fast to their locations. This sometimes is not true of other artificial reef projects, where "materials of opportunity" (junked ships, autos, planes, box cars, girders, tires, etc,) are sunk. Also, necessary ocean "scrubbing" of iron, rust and other bases and acids from such materials often delays marine growth for decades. Memorial Reefs are placed where they are most ecologically needed. RBDG and the Reef Ball Foundation, strategic partners with Eternal Reefs Inc., have spearheaded hundreds of artificial reefs around the world and work with Eternal Reefs in creation and deployment of these new Memorial Reefs. As part of its mission, Eternal Reefs Inc. oversees placement of Memorial Reefs only in officially permitted areas of reef development — projects approved and managed by federal, state and local governments.


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THE LOGAN VAULT HANDLER By Axis Corporation

PROVIDING SERVICE AND REALIBILTY FOR OVER 40 YEARS THE LOGAN VAULT HANDLERS ARE MANUFACTURED WITH ONLY NEW BRAND NAME PARTS窶年OT USED OR RE-MANUFACTURED. This gives you better dependability and longer life of your Handler. OUR NEW 3/4 TON AXLE is manufactured narrower than the standard 3/4 ton truck axle to allow for more maneuverability in the Cemetery. The Logan Vault Handler can handle both straight and cross grave settings. The Logan is equipped with hydraulic variable speed Forward and Reverse, also a High and Low range gearbox STANDARD. STRENGTH IS NOT IN THE STEEL ALONE IN A VAULT HANDLER; 17 IS IN THE DESIGN The Logan was designed to withstand the stress of a heavy load and yet light enough not to tear up turf in the Cemetery. The Logan was designed over 40 years ago and has seen many improvements in maneuverability and efficiency. The Logan Vault Handler is designed to give you optimum power using reliable parts and durable construction. It has been tested, beaten, used and abused for over 40 years. The Logan always was and still is the benchmark of Vault Handling equipment, And that is why we are the

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Call or email today For our prices or additional information on any of the products mentioned above. William "Bill" Ludwig Sales Manager Hicks Industries, Inc. (305) 556-5402 13399 N.W. 113th Avenue Road Miami, Florida 33178 Email: bill@hicksindustries.com

CENTER-RITE VAULT MESH 2 X 212 xl 6ga. GAL. 28" X 300' ROLL 12.5 ga. TANK MESH many other sizes and gauges also available 1/4" DEFORMED PENCIL ROD for VAULT LIDS EDGE-RITE SYNTHETIC FIBER STEEL FIBER All available from

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Survey Will Assist Leadership Plan For Association's Future NCBVA members will have a unique opportunity to set the future tone and direction of the association through a detailed membership survey that will be mailed within the next few weeks. The survey is part of the Board of Directors' long range strategic planning effort to provide improved and increased membership services. In order to do this, the leaders of the . organization are seeking guidance from the membership. Questions on the survey include your thoughts on where you think NCBVA should be strategically in the future to be in a key position in the burial vault industry. The questionnaire should take only a couple of minutes for you to complete. Watch for it to arrive in the mail. Crescent Bronze Powder Co., Inc.

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Clippings Rent a Coffin, Spare a Tree In Irelend, where cremation is slowly becoming more accepted, a firm of undertakers has begun hiring out hardwood coffins to meet growing demands to cut funeral costs and spare precious timber. The service provides for an inexpensive chipboard coffin to be inserted in a hardwood display casket for the funeral. Afterwards the body and the disposable casket are cremated. The practice, which already exists in the United States, is a first for Ireland. Cremation is chosen for just five percent of funerals in Ireland. The firm has been an innovator in Irish undertaking, introducing cardboard coffins for people who demanded "to be buried in a cardboard box."

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Shipping Firm to Offer Funeral Service Because of the soaring price of graveyard plots in Japan many people there want the ashes of their loved ones to be scattered in the ocean. Japan's largest shipping company hopes to cash in on this growing demand through a business tie-up with the country's largest chain store operator of Buddhist altars. The store would handle the funeral ceremony and the shipping company vessel will take the remains out to the ocean and scatter them. The ship's captain will then sign a certificate verifying that the ashes have been scattered in the sea and give the certificate to the surviving relatives. Doric Buys Metal Vault Business Late last month, Doric completed its purchase of York's metal vault manufacturing business. "We are pleased with the progress that has been made with the York metal vault business during the past year. Unfortunately, to significantly grow the vault business beyond where it is today requires capital and human resources that we believe will be put to better use if devoted to our core casket manufacturing business," stated Thomas J. Crawford, chairman, president and CEO of York. "We believe that the metal vault business will improve more dramatically in the hands of an organization with an existing infrastructure and dealer/distributor network," continued Crawford. "Doric is excited about the prospect of joining it experience in marketing burial vaults with this new product offering," said Warren Chandler, president of Doric Products Inc. Dust to ... Ducks? As people seek more personalized memorialization, a company in Des Moines, Iowa is offering creative resting places for the cremains of sportslovers. Jay Knudsen, owner of Canuck's Sportmans' Memorials Inc. started the company with the motto: "We can't get you to heaven, but we promise to land you in the happy hunting ground." At Canuck's you can have your ashes put into duck decoys. An average wooden duck decoy costs about $300. He also fashioned a memorial for a young man who loved basketball, cutting a small slit in a Michael Jordan-logo ball, funneling the ashes in and setting the ball on a walnut base.


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NCBVA proudly recognizes the following companies which have a current standing in the Plant Certification Program Abel Vault & Monument Co.

Canton, IL

Century Vault Co., Inc.

Taunton, MA

Abel Vault & Monument Co. Pekin, IL

Chesapeake Burial Vault Co.

American Concrete Industries

Christy Vault Co., Inc.

Bangor, ME American Vault Co.

Cleveland, OH American Vault & Concrete Products

Detroit, MI American Wilbert Vault Corp.

Forest Park, IL Arnold-Wilbert Corp.

Goldsboro, NC Arrow Vault Co., Inc.

Lafayette, IN Atlas Concrete Products, Inc.

Orlando, FL Automatic Wilbert Vault

Tacoma, WA Babylon Vault Co.

New Windsor, MD Baumgardner Products Co.

Akron, OH Baxter Burial Vault

Cincinnati, OH Baxter Vault Co.

Baxter Springs, KS Beck Vault Co.

Rome, NY Brewster Vaults & Monuments

Millville, NJ Brown-Wilbert, Inc.

Fargo, ND Brown-Wilbert, Inc.

Morris, MN Bruns Norwalk Vault Co.

Saint Louis, MO Brutsche Concrete Products

Battle Creek, MI Brutsche Concrete Products

Benton Harbor, MI Buckeye Vault Service

Mansfield, OH Buck Simmons Vault Srvcs. Inc.

Roanoke, VA Bush Concrete Products, Inc.

Muskegon, MI C & M Precast

Kerrville, TX Calumet Wilbert Vault Co. Inc.

Gary, IN Carolina-Doric, Inc.

Florence, SC Central Burial Vaults, Inc. Marlow, OK Central Burial Vaults, Inc.

Oklahoma City, OK Central Burial Vaults, Inc.

Tulsa, OK Central New York Vault Co.

41. Cortland, NY

Ingleside, MD Colma, CA Clinton Wilbert Vaults, Inc.

Clinton, IA Columbus-Beier

Columbus, WI Cooper Wilbert Vault Co.

Barrington, NJ Cordeiro Vault Co., Inc.

Vallejo, CA Costello Vaults

Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada Crummitt & Son Vault Corp. Martins Ferry, OH D.G. Robertson, Inc.

Williston, VT Dardanelle Vault 8z Monument

Dardanelle, AR Deihl Vault & Precast Co.

Orangeville, PA Delaware Valley Vault Co., Inc.

Chester, PA Detroit Wilbert Vault Corp.

Detroit, MI Doody Burial Vaults, Inc.

Winehendon, MA Doric Concrete Vaults Inc.

Garden City, KS Doric Concrete Vaults, Inc.

Great Bend, KS Doric Concrete Vaults Inc.

Osage City, KS Doric Huntingburg Vault Co.

Huntingburg, IN Doric of Central Arkansas

Little Rock, AR Doric of Kansas Vault, Inc.

Iola, KS Doric of Nashville, Inc.

Nashville, TN Doric of Northeast Arkansas

Jonesboro, AR Doric of South Texas

Elsa, TX Doric of Texas, Inc.

Houston, TX Doric Concrete Vaults, Inc.

Newton, KS Doric Manufacturing Co.

Boaz, AL Doric Mississippi, Inc.

Jackson, MS Doric-South, Inc.

Demopolis, AL Doric Vault of Eastern NY, Inc.

Hudson, NY Doric Vault Co.

Griffin, GA

Doric Vault Co. of S. Illinois

Marion, IL Eagle Burial Vault Co. of LA

Ruston, LA Eagle Burial Vaults

Perry, GA Esterly Burial Vault Co.

West Reading, PA Evans Eagle Vaults, Inc.

Leola, PA Everlasting Vault Co.

Randallstown, MD Florida Wilbert, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL Fond Du Lac Wilbert Vault

Fond Du Lac, WI Forsyth Bros.

Fithian, IL Forsyth Bros. Concrete Prod.

Terre Haute, IN Gettysburg Burial Vault Co.

Gettysburg, PA Grable Vault Co.

Logansport, IN Granite State Doric

Newport, NH Gray Bros., Inc.

Kansas City, KS Gross Vault & Monument

Thomasville, GA Hairfield Vault Co.

Hickory, NC Hardy Doric, Inc.

Chelmsford, MA Ham Vault Service

Massillon, OH Harris Precast, Inc.

La Porte, IN Heilman — Wirtz, Inc.

Cedar Hill, TX Hicks Industries, Inc. Alachua, FL Hicks Industries, Inc. Miami, FL Hicks Industries, Inc.

Mulberry, FL Hydraulic Dolly, Inc. Altoona, PA J.P. Vincent & Son, Inc.

Galena, IL Jacson, Inc. Henderson, TX Jefferson Concrete Corp.

Watertown, NY Josten Wilbert Vault Co.

Sioux Falls, SD L-D Vault Service

Chattanooga, TN Lakeshore Burial Vault Co.

Brookfield, WI Lavaca Vault Co.

Lavaca, AK

Louisell-Davis Vault Service Chattanooga, TN Ludlow Burial Vault Co.

Ludlow, MA Lycoming Burial Vault Co. Inc.

Montoursville, PA Marion Vault Works

Marion, IN Markham Burial Vault Services

Richmond, VA Markham-Carter Vault Service

Smithfield, VA Master Grave Service

Athens, GA Memphis Burial Vault Co.

Memphis, TN Mercer Vault Company

Fredericksburg, VA Milan Burial Vault, Inc.

Milan, MI Milwaukee Wilbert Vault Co.

Milwaukee, WI Minnick Services Corp.

Fort Wayne, IN Moore Wilbert Vault Co.

Evans, GA Neher Burial Vault Co.

Springfield, OH Nor-Don Vault Co. Inc.

Strafford, MO North Central Mich. Vault Srvc.

Cadillac, MI Norwalk Vault Co.

Johnstown, PA Odon Vault Company, Inc.

Odon, IN Omaha Wilbert Vault, Inc.

Omaha, NE Ostwalt Vault Co.

Concord, NC Palm Vault Co.

Ada, OK Peoria Vault Co.

Peoria, IL Pennyslyania Concrete Vault Co.

Greensburg, PA Perfection Vault

Woodson, IL Phenix Vault

Phenix City, AL Pioneer Vault, Inc.

Doylestown, PA Pope Concrete Products

Waycross, GA Poplar Bluff Doric Vaults, Inc.

Poplar Bluff, MO Precast Concrete Products, Inc.

Blissfield, MI Precision Precast Inc.

Pittsfield, MA Quality Burial Vault Co.

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National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. Member Application for Plant Inspection

Vault

Primghar, IA

Saginaw Wilbert Vault Corp. Saginaw. Nil

Sam Green Vault Co. IxTichburg, VA Shenandoah Valley Vaults, Inc. )a ion. VA

Shore Vault & Precast Co. Txmore. VA

!innerly Concrete Products, Inc. Bristol. TN Sinterly Vaults, Inc. Knoxville. TN

Southern Ohio Vault Co. Portsmouth, Oil Southern Vault Service

Name of Plant

Blakely. GA

Spoerr Precast Concrete Sandusky. OH Sunnycrest, Inc. Auburn, NY

Plant Mailing Address Plant Street Address

Superior Burial Vaults, Inc. Salt Lake City. UT

Superior Vault Co. Bryantovvn. MI) Superior Vault Co. Charlestown, IN

Plant Telephone Fax Phone Number

Superior Vault Co. DI3A Individual Mausoleum C.o. l.awrenceburg. IN Superior Vault Company IJD Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Swan's Concrete Products Westhwok.MI lennessee Vault Fairview. IN 'fucker Vault Co. Farmington, MO Turner Vault Company Toledo, 01.1 Vanden Boomen Burial Vaults Inc. ppleton. W Vanden Boomen Burial Vaults Inc. Wausau, WI Washington Wilbert Vault Works Inc. Laurel, MI) Warga Concrete Products Inc.

Owner's Name Evening Telephone Plant Manager/Contact Person Evening Phone Types of Outer Burial Receptacles Produced 0 Top Seals 0 Air Domes 0 Sectionals Other

Fort Wayne, IN

Watts Vault & Monument Co. Monte/ulna, IA

Wayne Burial Vault Co., Inc. Indianapolis, IN Wylie Vault Co. DallburY- IA

West Plains Vault & Mfg. Co. Pomona, MO Wicomico Vault Co., Inc. Salisbury, . MD

Wieser Precast

Please return this application with full payment to: The National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. 900 Fox Valley Drive, Suite #204 Longwood, FL 32779-2552 (800) 538-1423 Fax (407) 774-6751

Stewartville, MN

Williams Vault Company Emporia, VA

Willmar Precast Co. Willmar. MN

Winnipeg Burial Vaults Ltd. Winnipc, Canada

As an NCBVA member in good standing, the total of your Plant Certification Inspection will be $995 (Recertification, $495). Full payment should be enclosed with your application.

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DO THE MATH Death Rate x 50% Cremation Rate = 50% Less Burial Vaults Solution = B & L Cremation Systems, Inc.

Can you survive without your own Crematory? B & L Cremation Systems can provide you with state of the art cremation equipment with their proven design features such as: Fully Automatic Control System Hot Hearth Design Refractory Lined Exhaust Stack Lowest Fuel Consumption And Many More Advantages

All this plus the best service and repair available. Call 1-800-622-5411 for further details Or visit us at www.bicremationsystems.com

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"Serving the death care industry with the very best"

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Dues Schedule OManufacturer Member Dues are based on total units sold for all locations of the company.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP Key Contact Title

Please cheek appropriate level: 711-999 Units $170

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Payment Information Include payment with this completed form. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express 11Check is enclosed Please charge my JVisa 0MasterCard GlAmex Account # Expiration date

Mailing Information NCBVA 900 Fox Valley Drive Suite 204 Longwood, FL 32779-2552 (8(X)) 538-1423 Fax: (407) 774-6751

CI Check here if you prefer to have your mail sent to your home. Home street Address City State Zip Home Phone Home Fax

COMPANY INFORMATION OBurial Vault Manufacturer OCrematory ODoric OWilbert OCon-O-lite OOther El Provide Graveside services

OFuneral Director OCemetery OEagle

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OMetal Vaults OPlastic Vaults OFiberglass Vaults Offer sizes for OChildren OAdults OOversize OAssociate Member: Tell us in 25 words of less about your product/services

OPlease enroll me in NCBVA today! Signature indicates that you have read and agree to abide by NCBVA's Code of Ethics and the rules which govern the National Concrete Burial Vault Association. Signature is required before this application can be processed.

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CODE OF ETHICS We believe that concrete is an ideal material for the construction of burial vaults for the interment of human remains and that a properly constructed concrete burial vault is worthy of acceptance by the public. Our sales and advertising policies will be governed by standards acceptable by the public and the funeral profession and by principles advocated by the National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. We pledge fair trade practices to our competitor whose product we will not disparage. We shall conduct our business on sound business principles, striving to build a relationship of respect and confidence for the burial vault industry with the public, with the funeral director and with the cemeteries management. We will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc., thereby contributing to a stronger and greater national industry


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Our Special Sponsors A very special Thank You to the companies who sponsored portions of the annual convention program. Without this support NCBVA would not be able to provide the high quality programs that it does! ACROMIX SYSTEMS BY ERMC Friday Opening General Session Friday Morning Refreshment Break

CRESCENT BRONZE POWDER CO., INC. Saturday General Session

Make Plans Now to Join us Next Year at the 73rd Annual Convention of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association

DORIC PRODUCTS Thursday Old-Fashioned Family Barbeque Friday Cocktail Reception and Standing Dinner

EDGMONT METALLIC PIGMENT CO., INC. Friday and Saturday Breakfasts

June 20-23, 2002

FRIGID FLUID CO. Convention Water Bottle Packs

PLASTIC PLAQUE PRODUCTS, INC. Saturday Morning Refreshment Break

TRIGARD VAULTS/GREENWOOD PLASTICS President's Reception — Saturday Evening

WILBERT FUNERAL SERVICES Exhibitor Showcase Luncheon - Saturday

Omni Houston Hotel Houston, Texas


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