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National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. P.O. Box 917525 Longwood, Florida 32791   .#"6!s&AX   President Hubert McQuestion Lake Shore Burial Vault Co. Brookfield, WI President-Elect Michael Crummitt Crummitt & Son Vault Co. Martins Ferry, OH Secretary/Treasurer Jerry Russell Southern Ohio Vault Co. Portsmouth, OH Immediate Past President Stephen Hatfield Hicks Industries, Inc. Mulberry, FL Directors Mark Bates Norwalk Wilbert Vault Co. Bridgeport, CT Wendy Bott Brown Mark H. Bott Co. Ogden, UT

TABLE OF CONTENTS Meet Craig Anderson................... 4 NCBVA’s New Plant Certification Rep

How to Select & Protect Your Corporate Status ................. 8 By J. Scott Calkins NCBVA Legal Counsel

NLRB Opens Door To Unionization For Burial Vault Manufacturers .... 9 Convention Program Las Vegas: Come to Win!........... 12 NCBVA Meets WOC

Industry Calendar ...................... 14 Membership Application ............ 18

Paul E. Cooper Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Forest Park, IL

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Industry News ’N Notes ............. 22

Steve Handley Handley Precast Systems, Inc. Glendale, AZ Dave Long Eagle Burial Vault Association Joliet, IL Dennis Schultz Doric Vault of Western N.Y., Inc. Buffalo, NY Blake Swinford Trigard Vaults / Greenwood Plastics Danville, IL Steve Vincent Doric Products, Inc. Marshall, IL Executive Director Thomas A. Monahan, CAE Certified Association Management Co. Longwood, FL Legal Counsel J. Scott Calkins, Esq.

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RAIG!NDERSON WHOHASMORETHANYEARSEXPERIENCEINTHECONCRETEINDUStry, has been selected by the NCBVA Board of Directors to serve as the assoCIATIONSPLANTCERTIlCATIONREPRESENTATIVE!NDERSONREPLACES$AVID"RUGGER P.E., who accepted a position earlier this year with Wilbert Funeral Services. Well-acquainted with the concrete speciďŹ cations of burial vault manufacturers, Anderson has been a top salesman for concrete admixture and chemical suppliers. His most recent sales position was with Premiere Concrete Admixtures out of Pioneer, OH. (Pioneer distributes chemicals throughout southern Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.) Prior to that he spent 13 years in sales for Axim Concrete Technologies, (headquarters in Middlebranch, OH), where he logged 12 years as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;million-dollar salesman,â&#x20AC;? and six years as National and International Accounts Manager for the Fritz Chemical Company (out of Dallas, TX). He has published articles in the Concrete Producersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; News, published by Fritz Chemical. 4HROUGHOUT!NDERSONSCAREER ANUMBEROFHISCUStomers have been burial vault manufacturers. He is looking forward to leaving the sales end of the concrete business and using his experience to help vault manufacturers â&#x20AC;&#x153;ďŹ ne tuneâ&#x20AC;? their concrete to make a better product. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There have been so many technological changes in the concrete industry in the past  YEARSTHATCANBEOFGREATBENElTTOTHEVAULTINDUSTRY vSAYS!NDERSONh&OR EXAMPLE SELF CONSOLIDATINGCONCRETE3## PROVIDESTHE 03)COMPRESSIVESTRENGTH required by NCBVA plant certiďŹ cation in seven days instead of the 28 days previously needed for concrete to cure to that strengthâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;and at the same time eliminates the need for a vibrator. That means manufacturers can save time and money by reducing their inventory while enjoying quicker turnaround.â&#x20AC;? Anderson wants burial vault products to look good, too, even though they are no longer seen after being placed in the ground. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The aesthetics of concrete are so much BETTERTODAYTHANINTHEPAST vHESTATESh7EVEBEENABLETOELIMINATE@BUGHOLES7HEN you send a vault down the road on the delivery truck, you want it to look good. A goodlooking product says a lot about the quality, respectability and image of the burial vault industry.â&#x20AC;? To ensure that he is familiar with OSHA requirements and other important areas involved in an NCBVA plant inspection, Anderson has already been on inspection rounds WITH.#"6!SVETERANINSPECTOR %ARL"RUTSCHE(ESBEENVALIDATEDTOCONDUCTTHE inspections totally on his own. Anderson studied engineering for more than three years at Charles S. Mott Community College. He lives in Holland, MI with his wife, Beth Ann Charles, an artist who has A  SQ FTlNEARTSSTUDIOINDOWNTOWN(OLLAND4HECOUPLEHASADAUGHTER  ANDA SON ,IKETHEMAJORITYOFBURIALVAULTOWNERSANDMANUFACTURERS !NDERSONSAYSHIS NUMBER ONEPRIORITYISHISFAMILY(ESSOLDHISSAILBOATANDGIVENUPSAILBOATRACING BUT still enjoys a good game of golf.

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Deadline Extended. . . Return Your Survey Today! The deadline for returning your “Cost of Doing Business” survey has been extended to October 31, 2011. This study is the first of its type ever done by a concrete burial vault organization. Results of the survey are being compiled by the Mackay Research Group and all of the raw data collected will be held in strictest confidence by this third-party company. “The validity of the results depend completely on member participation,” said NCBVA President Hubert McQuestion. Only those who participate will receive a copy of the resulting report, which promises to be an important analysis of best industry practices to build into your own business plan. Copies of the survey were mailed to all NCBVA member companies in August. If you need a copy of the survey form, please contact Executive Director Tom Monahan at 1-888-88-NCBVA.

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How to Select & Protect Your Corporate Status By J. Scott Calkins, Esq. NCBVA Counsel


n the last few weeks, several members have asked me questions regarding corporate taxes, corporate responsibilities and corporate liability. I was somewhat surprised why they consulted me, because most of the inquiries could have been answered by the MEMBERSLOCAL CPA or attorney. For the beneďŹ t of all members, however, answering their questions in the public forum of The Bulletin seems to be a good idea. Corporate Selection There are three types of corporate options that an owner should consider regarding categorizing his/her business. BrieďŹ&#x201A;y, they include the C corporation, which is the traditional form and which has the most ďŹ&#x201A;exibility in structuring ownership and beneďŹ ts, including liability protection of personal assets. Keep in mind that liability issues can also be covered by insurance, which negates one of the main reasons for a C corporate form. But such a corporaTIONSMAINDRAWBACKISDOUBLETAXATION First, the corporation pays tax on its


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proďŹ ts; then, such proďŹ ts are taxed again if they are paid to shareholders as dividends. Two additional corporate concepts were developed and have been used for some time. These are S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs). As your local CPA has probably advised you, these two are called â&#x20AC;&#x153;pass-throughâ&#x20AC;? entities because there is no tax at the entry level. Instead, proďŹ ts or losses are passed through to the owners and reported on their individual tax returns. Choosing the appropriate form of business is important. Even established businesses change from one form to another during the lifetime of their companies. Some NCBVA members likely use more than one type of entityâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;for example, an ,,#TOHOLDTHEBUSINESSSREALESTATEAND an S corporation for other operations. You should consult your local business attorney and/or your CPA for guidance in selecting or changing to the form that is best for your business. However you currently conduct business, the selection of an appropriate form of a corporate entity is critical and your decision should be revisited periodically. Important Questions In arriving at your appropriate corporate status, among the questions you should consider (along with your attorney and/or your CPA) are the following: s(OWGREATISTHENEEDFORPROTECTION against liabilities? s(OWDOYOUWANTPROlTSTOBETAXED s(OWDOYOUWANTTOALLOCATEPROlTS and losses among owners? s$OYOUWANTTOPROVIDERETIREMENT and fringe beneďŹ ts to owners? s7HATARETHEPLANSFORFUTUREGROWTH s7HATARETHEANNUALCOSTSTOMAINTAIN the selected business entity? Coming in the next Bulletin: I will address â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Protect Your Corporate Veil and Entity.â&#x20AC;?

National Labor Relations Board Opens Door to Unionization For Burial Vault Manufacturers Following on the heels of the recent OSHA rule requiring trucks with boom cranes to have certiďŹ ed operators, the Federal Government has dealt another blow to burial vault manufacturers. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a ďŹ nal rule that impacts companies that seek to keep unions out or minimize their input in their operations. The NLRB has issued its ďŹ nal rule on â&#x20AC;&#x153;NotiďŹ cation of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act.â&#x20AC;? The August 25, 2011 regulation, passed by a 3 - 1 vote of the Board, will have a signiďŹ cant impact on union-free and partially unionized burial vault manufacturers. What the Rule Requires The regulation requires that all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act conspicuously post a notice where other employment notices are customarily posted, as well as on a company â&#x20AC;&#x153;intranet or Internet site if the employer customarily communicates with its employees about personnel rules or policies by such means.â&#x20AC;? The notice informs employees of their right to organize, provides contact information for the NLRB, and lists a litany of unlawful employer conduct. Failure to post the notice may constitute an independent unfair labor practice and may be considered evidence of unlawful motive in certain proceedings before the NLRB. A failure to post also may toll the statute of limitations to ďŹ le unfair labor practice charges for acts allegedly committed during the period in which an employer failed to post the notice. Implementation date for the new rule: Employers will be required to post the notice beginning November 14, 2011. Industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Objections to Proposed Rule The NLRB issued a Notice of Proposed Rule-making on this issue in December 2010. During the comment period that closed February 22, 2011, more than 7,000 public responses were submitted. Concerns raised by the management community included the following: (1) the regulations and proposed posting exceed the NLRBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rule-making authority; (2) the proposed remedies were punitive and exceed the NLRBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remedial authority; (3) the posting is unnecessary and imposes an unneeded burden on employers; and (4) the suggested language of the poster did not present a balanced picture of Section 7 rights under the NLRA. Final Rule Closely Follows Proposal The ďŹ nal rule closely follows the December 2010 proposal, but does contain some modiďŹ cations. For example, it removes the requirement â&#x20AC;&#x153;. . . that employers distribute the notice via e-mail, voice mail, text messaging or related electronic communications if they customarily communicate with their employees in that manner.â&#x20AC;? Concerning foreign language requirements, the ďŹ nal rule provides that . . . â&#x20AC;&#x153;[where] 20 percent or more of an employerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workforce is not proďŹ cient in English and speaks a language other than English, the employer must provide notice . . . in



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Preliminary Program

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Board of Directors Meeting Exhibitor Set up Registration Desk Open 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Opening Reception & Exhibitor Visits

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast & Exhibitor Visits

9:00 a.m. - Noon Program Pathways to Profitability John Mackay, Mackay Research John Mackay, Mackay Research, Boulder, CO is the convention kick-off speaker. Mackay Research is currently compiling industry data from the NCBVA “Cost of Doing Business” benchmarking survey. Mackay will speak on “Pathways to Profitability,” using results from the NCBVA Cost of Doing Business study. “Burial vault companies need some guidelines through today’s turbulent times,” said Mackay. “This session will review the results of the NCBVA profitability performance, with particular emphasis on separating high-profit performance from typical profitability in the industry. ‘Pathways to Profitability’ covers how to enhance return on investment by pushing the critical profit pressure points in your company.” A Financial Performance Report is an analysis of the financial performance of the burial vault industry, including the income statement, balance sheet, and key financial ratios. Topics covered in this session include how to increase sales without increasing expenses, the economics of gross margin improvements and the essentials of inventory control. You’ll take away an understanding of the key factors that influence profitability in the industry and reasons why the high-profit firms have become more successful. Noon – 5 p.m.


World of Concrete Show Floor Open to all NCBVA Attendees Las Vegas Convention Center

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Early Bird & Hotel Deadline is October 21! Registration Form on page 15

Plan to be a part of the NCBVA Expo Exhibiting at the NCBVA Convention gives your company high visibility to prospective clients on the spot. NCBVA’s “Partnership Plaza” concept has exhibit tables located in the same room where all meetings take place for optimum exposure. A limited number of table-tops are available. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All personnel in the booth must be registered attendees. The NCBVA Expo is NOT connected with the WOC Trade Show.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast & Exhibitor Visits

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. NCBVA Annual Meeting 10 a.m. - Noon

Program Time to Get in Front Of (Not Behind) Your Customers Richard P. Farrell Tangent Knowledge Systems

In a shrinking burial vault market, doing business like your father or grandfather did may not be good enough. Today’s vault dealer competes with the economy, cremation, green burials and tougher and smarter vault competition. New vault business means protecting your own market and taking some away from the competition. With the vault dealer/funeral director relationship so critical, it now is more important than ever that you get in front of your customer. Getting in front of today’s funeral director means more than just seeing him/ her during the holidays. It means finding new opportunities for that sales call. It means keeping your customer informed of new developments and personnel in your organization. It means staying on top of developments in the death-care industry and being able to discuss it with your customers. Richard P. Farrell is President of Tangent Knowledge Systems. Having been responsible for sales and business development for nearly 25 years, Richard brings a tremendous depth of experience and results to his audiences. His passionate, provocative and interactive style encourages audience participation, learning, and improvement while providing practical, usable, “time-tested” information. Richard stresses a non-selling posture that allows the sales person to play the role of a “change

agent” rather than a product-centric transactional sales person. Richard has worked with a wide range of companies, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, in helping them optimize their performance by assessing their sales people, sales processes, management structure and strategies. Noon - 1:30 p.m. Exhibitor Luncheon 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Dismantle Display Tables

1:30 - 5 p.m.

World of Concrete Show Floor Open to All NCBVA Attendees

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Closing Reception

6:15 p.m.

Busses depart for Jersey Boys Show Palazzo Hotel

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Broadway Hit, Jersey Boys How did four blue-collar kids from Newark join together as a group to become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out as NCBVA presents Broadway’s smash-hit, Jersey Boys. This Tony-award-winning “Best Musical of 2006” takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. As Clive Barnes in the New York Post says, “It’s just too good to be true.” Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship and experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Dawn,” “My Eyes Adored You,” and more. The New York Times says, “The crowd goes wild!” Tickets are available to all full registrants at no additional charge. Seating on a first-come first-served basis. Continued October 2011 l NCBVA.ORG


2011 CALENDAR October 23-26 NFDA & CANA Joint Intl. Convention & Expo McCormick Place Chicago, IL November 14-15 Casket & Funeral Supply Assn. Fall Conference & Trade Show Crowne Plaza Hotal Indianapolis, IN

2012 What is World of Concrete? World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. It showcases leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, technologies, tools and equipment and unlimited networking opportunities to give you new ways to sustain and grow your business. World of Concrete is considered by many to be one of the top shows in the industry. The outdoor exhibit areas, including the hugely popular masonry Construction’s Challenge Competitions, Artistry in Decorative Concrete, The Concrete Producer’s Challenge Competitions and other exciting demonstrations, make World of Concrete a unique spectator event as well! The 38-Year History (1975-2012) Introduced to the commercial construction industry in Houston, TX in February 1975, World of Concrete presented 77 exhibiting companies in 22,200 net sq. ft. of exhibit space with 1,550 construction industry professionals in attendance. Thirty-eight years later, World of Concrete now boasts more than 1,300 exhibiting companies and 50,000 registered industry professionals in more than 500,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor exhibit space. The addition of World of Masonry and Technology for Construction expanded the range of attendees to include these important segments of the construction industry.

EXHIBITS: Original equipment manufacturers from around the world and exclusive U.S. distributors of equipment, tools, products and services for the commercial construction, concrete and masonry industries.


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January 23-25 *NCBVA Annual Convention & Exposition Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas, NV * Attend WOC’s exhibit free by registering for NCBVA January 23-27 *World of Concrete Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV March 19-22 Int’l. Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA) Annual Convention Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas, NV April 7-9 Order of the Golden Rule Annual Conference Loews Atlanta Hotel Atlanta, GA

NCBVA Annual Convention & Exposition Concurrent with World of Concrete

LAS VEGAS HILTON HOTEL The Las Vegas Hilton, host hotel for the NCBVA Convention, is the closest hotel to World of Concrete.

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Registration Form Name of Company_________________________________________________________ Mailing Address __________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code _______________________________________________________

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Registration fees per person (Indicate number of registrants per rate. Use adult rate for children 12 and older.) Each registrant receives a FREE ďŹ&#x201A;oor pass to WOC Exhibit Hall! On or before Oct. 21, 2011 Member Adult _____x $595 Member Spouse/Guest _____x $595 Memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Child (under 12) _____x $150 Non-member* Adult _____x $695 Non-member Spouse/Guest _____x $695 Non-memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Child (under 12) _____x $150

After Oct. 21, 2011 _____x $695 _____x $695 _____x $150 _____x $795 _____x $795 _____x $150

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 21, 2011 Remember, the NCBVA convention is being held in conjunction with the World of Concrete and rooms will ďŹ ll quickly. NCBVA cannot guarantee availability or rates after this deadline. Be sure to mention you are attending the NCBVA Convention in order to receive this rate.

*Note: Non-members who join NCBVA within 30 days of the convention may apply the $100 non-member difference toward their annual dues. Or join now by requesting a membership application, and use the member rate.

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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 conďŹ dence for THEBURIALVAULTINDUSTRYWITHTHEPUBLIC WITHTHEFUNERALDIRECTORANDWITHTHECEMETERYSMANAGEMENT7EWILLABIDEBYTHE rules and regulations of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc., thereby contributing to a stronger and greater national industry. 18

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5 A D & Sons Vault Co. Suffolk, VA Abel Vault & Monument Co. Canton, IL American Concrete Industries Veazie, ME American Vault Co. Cleveland, OH American Wilbert Vault Corp. Forest Park, IL Arnold-Wilbert Corp. Goldsboro, NC Arrow Vault Co., Inc. Lafayette, IN Atlas Concrete Products, Inc. Orlando, FL Austin Concrete Products Dover, NH Babylon Vault Co. New Windsor, MD Badger Burial Vault Co. Eau Claire, WI Bailey Monument & Vault Co. Waycross, GA Baumgardner Products Co. Akron, OH Baxter Burial Vault Cincinnati, OH Baxter Vault Co. Baxter Springs, KS Beck Vault Co. Rome, NY Bell Vault & Monument Miamisburg, OH Brewster Vaults & Monuments Millville, NJ Brown-Wilbert, Inc. Morris, MN Brown-Wilbert, Inc. St. Paul, MN Bruns Norwalk Vault Co. St. Louis, MO Brutsche Concrete Products Battle Creek, MI Brutsche Concrete Products Benton Harbor, MI Buckeye Vault Service, Inc. Mansfield, OH C & M Precast Kerrville, TX Calumet Wilbert Vault Co. Inc. Gary, IN Capital Precast, Ltd. St. Johns, NL, Canada Carolina-Doric, Inc. Florence, SC Carolina-Doric, Inc. Snow Camp, NC Central Burial Vaults, Inc. Marlow, OK Central Burial Vaults, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK

NCBVA Certified Vault Manufacturing Plants NCBVA proudly recognizes the following companies that have a current standing in the Plant Certification Program Central Burial Vaults, Inc. Tulsa, OK Central New York Vault Co. Cortland, NY Century Vault Co., Inc. West Barnstable, MA Charleston Wilbert Summerville, SC Cheboygan Cement Products Co. Cheboygan, MI Chesapeake Burial Vault Co. Barkley, MD Christy Vault Co., Inc. Colma, CA Columbus-Beier Vaults Columbus, WI Cooper Wilbert Vault Co. Middletown, DE Cordeiro Vault Co., Inc. Vallejo, CA Costello & Company Vaults Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada Creter Vault Corp. Flemington, NJ Crummitt & Son Vault Corp. Martins Ferry, OH D.G. Robertson, Inc. Williston, VT Dardanelle Vault & Monument Dardanelle, AR Deihl Vault & Precast Co. Orangeville, PA Delaware Valley Vault Co. Blackwood, NJ DePue Wilbert Vault Savannah, GA Detroit Wilbert Vault Corp. Detroit, MI Doody Burial Vaults, Inc. Winchendon, 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 Kansas Vault Iola, KS Doric of Nashville, Inc. Nashville, TN Doric of Northeast Arkansas Jonesboro, AR Doric of Tennessee Cowan, TN Doric Concrete Vaults Limon, CO Doric Concrete Vaults, Inc. Newton, KS Doric Manufacturing Co. Boaz, AL

Doric Mississippi, Inc. Jackson, MS Doric-South, Inc. Demopolis, AL Doric Vault of Connecticut North Haven, CT Doric Vault of Eastern NY, Inc. Hudson, NY Doric Vault of Western NY, Inc. Depew, NY Doric Vault Co. Griffin, GA Dura Vault North Bend, OH 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 Flagg-Palmer Precast, Inc. Oxford, MA Florida Wilbert, Inc. Jacksonville, FL Fond du Lac Wilbert Vault Fond du Lac, WI Forsyth Bros. Concrete Prod. Terre Haute, IN Forsyth Bros. Burial Vaults Fithian, IL Fort Myers Wilbert Vault Service Fort Myers, FL Gettysburg Burial Vault Co. Gettysburg, PA Golden Eagle Vault Co. Rocky Mount, VA Grable Vault Co. Logansport, IN Graffius Burial Vault Co. Sinking Springs, PA Granite State Doric Newport, NH Gross Vault Co. Thomasville, GA Hairfield Vault Co. Hickory, NC Hardy Doric, Inc. Chelmsford, MA Harn Vault Service Massillon, OH Harris Precast La Porte, IN Hicks Industries, Inc. Davie, FL Hicks Industries, Inc. Mulberry, FL Horton Precast Girard, PA

For information on NCBVA’s exclusive Plant Inspection and Certification Program, please contact NCBVA Headquarters at 1-888-88-NCBVA or use application form on the next page.


Huntingburg Vault Co. Huntingburg, IN Jacson, Inc. Henderson, TX Jefferson Concrete Corp. Watertown, NY Josten Wilbert Vault Co. Sioux Falls, SD Kansas City Wilbert Grandview, MO Lake Shore Burial Vault Co. Brookfield, WI Lavaca Vault Co. Lavaca, AR Lindquist Concrete Products Ogden, UT Louisell-Davis Vault Service Chattanooga, TN Lycoming Burial Vault Co. Inc. Montoursville, PA Marion Vault Works Marion, IN Mark H. Bott Co. Ogden, UT Master Grave Service Athens, GA McDowell Doric Vault Co. Fletcher, NC Memphis Burial Vault Co. Memphis, TN Mercer Vault Company Fredericksburg, VA Milan Burial Vault, Inc. Milan, MI Minchew Concrete Products Co. Waycross, GA Minnick Services Corp. Fort Wayne, IN Montgomery Vault Co. Woodsboro, MD Montgomery Vault Co. Rockville, MD 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 Northwest PA Burial Service Cochranton, PA 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 Patriot Vault Co. Park Hills, MO Panhandle Vaults Amarillo, TX

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NCBVA Certified Vault Manufacturing Plants (Continued)

Pennsylvania Concrete Vault Co. Greensburg, PA Perfection Vault Woodson, IL Phenix Vault Phenix City, AL Pioneer Vault, Inc. Doylestown, PA Poplar Bluff Doric Vaults, Inc. Poplar Bluff, MO Precast Concrete Products, Inc. Blissfield, MI Precision Precast Inc. Pittsfield, MA Quality Burial Vault Co. Houston, TX Rex Vault Service Newton, IL Rocky Mountain Monument/Vault Sandy, UT Roland-Wilbert Vault Co. Clinton, IA Roland-Wilbert Vault Co. Marion, IA Saginaw Wilbert Vault Corp. Saginaw, MI Sam Green Vault Corp. Lynchburg, VA St. Louis Wilbert Vault Co. St. Louis, MO

Saline Vault Co. Sweet Springs, MO Santeiu Vaults Inc. Livonia, MI Sexton Wilbert Corporation Bloomington, IN Sheldon Vault Co. Sheldon, IA Shore Vault & Precast Co. Exmore, VA Simerly Concrete Products, Inc. Bristol, TN Simerly Vaults, Inc. Knoxville, TN Southern Ohio Vault Co. Portsmouth, OH Southern Vault Service Blakely, GA Spoerr Precast Concrete Sandusky, OH SI Funeral Services Cedar Hill, TX SI Funeral Services Gerard, PA SI Funeral Services Parsons, KS SI Funeral Services San Antonio, TX Sunnycrest, Inc. Auburn, NY

Superior Burial Vaults, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Superior Vault Co. Bryantown, MD Superior Vault Co. Charlestown, IN Superior Vault Co., Ltd. Mississauga, Ont., Canada 3WANS#ONCRETE0RODUCTS Westbrook, ME Turner Vault Company Toledo, OH Vanden Boomen Burial Vaults Inc. Appleton, WI Vanden Boomen Burial Vaults Inc. Wausau, WI Vincent & Son, Inc. Galena, IL Washington Wilbert Vault Works Inc. Laurel, MD Warga Concrete Products Inc. Fort Wayne, IN Watts Vault & Monument Co. Des Moines, IA Wayne Burial Vault Co., Inc. Indianapolis, IN Welte Vault Co. Danbury, IA West Plains Vault & Mfg. Co. Pomona, MO


Whitman Vault Co. Whitman, MA Wicomico Vault Co., Inc. Salisbury, MD Wieser Precast Stewartville, MN Wieser Doric Vault Co. LaCrescent, MN Wilbert Burial Vault Co. Atlanta, GA Wilbert Burial Vault Co. Waycross, GA Wilbert Burial Vault Co. Muskegon, MI Wilbert Burial Vault Co. Traverse City, MI Wilbert Services Lancaster, NY Wilbert Vaults of Houston, Inc. Houston, TX Willbee Concrete Products Jackson, MI Williams Wilbert Des Moines, IA Williams Vault Company Emporia, VA Willmar Precast Co. Willmar, MN Zeiser Wilbert Vault Co. Elmira, NY

National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. Member Application for Plant Inspection Name of Plant ___________________________________________________________________________ Plant Mailing Address______________________________________________________________________ Plant Street Address_______________________________________________________________________ Plant Telephone_________________

Fax Number_______________________________________

/WNERS.AME?????????????????????????????%VENING0HONE?????????????????????????????? Plant Manager/Contact Person__________________ Evening Phone_______________________________ Types of Outer Burial Receptacles Produced P Top Seals P Air Domes P Sectionals Other________________________________________________ Please return this application with full payment to: The National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. P.O. Box 917525 Longwood, FL 32791 (888) 88-NCBVA &AX   20

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INDUSTRY NEWS â&#x20AC;&#x2122;N NOTES Trigard Presents 2010 Sales Awards 4RIGARDPRESENTEDSALESAWARDSFORACHIEVEMENTDURINGTOSELECTVAULTDISTRIBUTORSON THELASTDAYOFTHE4RIGARD#ONVENTIONIN*ULYIN$ANVILLE ), Watts Vault & Monument Company was recognized for the Highest Sales Volume, Highest Percentage of AegeanÂŽ Sales and Highest Volume of Healing TreeÂŽ Products. The Highest New Dealer Sales Growth award was presented to Ideal Burial Vault Company. Norwalk Vault Company had the Second Highest New Dealer Sales Growth. In the Small Business Division, Knight & Sons Monument Company had the Highest Growth Percentage. Bates Vault & Services, LLC, and Minchew Concrete followed with Second and Third Highest Growth Percentages, respectively. For the Mid-Size Business Division, Baker Concrete Limited was recognized for the Highest Growth Percentage, followed by Forsyth Brothers Concrete Products and Heartland Vault Company. Gilmer Burial Vaults had the Highest Growth Percentage in the Large Business Division. Second highest was Whited Cemetery Service, followed by Oldcastle Adams Products. A new award was presented to Ideal Burial Vault Company. The new â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Get Itâ&#x20AC;? Award recognizes the Trigard dealer who does an exceptional job of promoting the Trigard brand, serving families and embracing new trends in our industry. Top Photo: Watts Vault & Monument Company, Des Moines, IA, received three Trigard awards for sales achievement. From left, three generations of the Watts family: Julie Watts, Lyndall Watts, Carson Watts, Cailey Watts and Scott Watts. Bottom Photo: From left, George Tilley and Greg Tilley, Ideal Burial Vault Company, Depew, NY, accept award from Trigardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donna Darby-Walthall, Chief Financial OfďŹ cer, and Rich Darby, Chief Operating OfďŹ cer.

Axis Corporation Passes National Safety Compliance Inspection The Axis Corporation, manufacturer of Logan Handler Trailers, has passed the National !SSOCIATIONOF4RAILER-ANUFACTURERS.!4- SAFETYCOMPLIANCECONSULTATION PARTOF.!4-SCOMPLIANCEPROGRAM The Logan Handler transports and lowers burial vaults in the cemetery. .!4-SCOMPLIANCEPROGRAM INCLUDINGITSCONSULTATION is based on the NATM Guidelines for Recommended Minimum Manufacturing Practices for Light- and Medium-Duty Trailers. The Guidelines is a compilation of federal safety standards and regulations and industry best practices that govern trailer construction.

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