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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 The Norwalk Vault Company Bridgeport, CT Ed Bruns Bruns-Norwalk Vault Co. St. Louis, MO Steve Handley Handley Precast Systems, Inc. Glendale, AZ Dave Long Eagle Burial Vault Association Joliet, IL Curt Shannon SI Funeral Services Ennis, TX Blake Swinford Trigard Vaults Greenwood Plastics Danville, IL

National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) 136 South Keowee Street | Dayton, OH 45402 (888)88-NCBVA | Fax (937) 222-5794 info@ncbva.org | www.ncbva.org

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Leadership Focus Passing the Torch!

By Hubert McQuestion, NCBVA President

Association Focus

Monahan Retires/AMC Introduced

Legal Focus

OSHA Variances Available

By J. Scott Calkins, Esq., NCBVA Legal Counsel

Business Focus

The 4 Things You Have to Get Right in Business By Michael Menard

Safety Focus

Crane Operator Regulations By Ron Overton

Association Matters Industry News & Calendar

Greg Tilley Ideal Burial Vault Co., Inc. Depew, NY Steve Vincent Doric Products, Inc. Marshall, IL.

ON THE COVER

Dennis Welzenbach Wilbert Funeral Services Broadview, IL

Association Management Donald J. Gaitten, Jr. NCBVA Association Executive Donald A. Mounce, APR The Bulletin Editor Richard L. Martin Magazine Production Manager

Legal Counsel

J. Scott Calkins, Esq. 2 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013

The staff of Chesapeake Burial Vault Company, in Barclay, Maryland, is committed to safety, especially when servicing vaults in the cemetery. In this photo, a Trigard速 Trilogy速 burial vault is moved from the truck.

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Holland Supply........................................3 Long Machine Co. ................................18 Mixer Systems Inc.................................16 Nycon....................................................11 RoMix...................................................14 Rostine/Cast-O-Magic...........................17 Trigard.......................... Inside Front Cover

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FOCUS Passing the Torch! LEADERSHIP

By Hubert McQuestion NCBVA President Lake Shore Burial Vault Company Brookfield, Wisconsin

I would like to say that it has been an honor to represent you as your President. We have had many changes happen to us over the last two years. We had to first replace our long-time plant inspector and NCBVA icon, Earl Brutsche. Unfortunately http://maxboam.files.wordpress. com/2012/02/pages-from-il-intelligencein-lifestyle-italy-2012-02-3.jpg, the first replacement, David Brugger, had to leave us before he really started. However, thanks to Earl, we easily found our new inspector, Craig Anderson. I know Craig is working hard at to catch up on all the inspections. It takes a lot of traveling to see all of the NCBVA certified plants. While at one time we were about two years behind, we now only have 40 inspections left. This puts us on track to being caught up for 2013! We then had our Executive Director, Thomas A. Monahan, leave us for retirement. We wish Tom the best! Our new Executive Director is Kim Fantaci of Advanced Management Concepts, Inc. of Dayton Ohio (AMC). Welcome Kim! You can reach Kim by calling NCBVA’s toll-free phone number (888)88-NCBVA. I believe that AMC will help NVBVA grow and become a better association. This growth will allow us to offer more to our members well into the future. Please feel free to check out our updated website at www.ncbva.org or www.ncbva.com. I think that you will agree that it’s very well done. OSHA Requirements I would also like to remind everyone of the changing OSHA requirements. Starting on November 14, 2014, we will all have to have OSHA Certified Crane Operators. All of your 4 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013

crane operators will need to have a NCCCO Crane Operator Certification Designations for the type and style of crane they operate. We did write to OSHA on behalf of NCBVA stating that we believed these requirements were too expensive and too great of a burden on our members. To date, we have not heard back. However, I do not believe that OSHA will accept these reasons, and strongly suggest that you plan your training schedules accordingly. Two quick reminders regarding training. First, as of November 8, 2010, we were all required to have rigger/spotter training. Second, we should all be getting vault cart operator training. If you don’t think OSHA is checking to make sure we are meeting their requirements, you are wrong! I have already heard of OSHA inspecting one plant. Luckily, this member had his ducks in a row and had completed the required training. Convention News Our convention is taking place at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida on February 23 through the 25,2013. I do hope you all have made plans by now to attend. These conventions are always a good time to get out of the northern states to enjoy some warmth and sunshine. As always, it will prove to be an excellent opportunity for a little learning, and for meeting your fellow vault manufacturers. I just want to thank everyone who helped me during my two years as NCBVA President. This association means a lot to my family and me; I hope that I have left NCBVA better than when I found it! Thank you! n February 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 5


FOCUS Monahan Retires as NCBVA Executive Director Association

story facility in Dayton, Ohio, fully CAMCO partner Thomas A. Monahan, equipped with a depth of staff and CAE has retired as Executive Director operational systems to meet the of the National Concrete Burial future needs of the association and Vault Association following over five its members. years of service. Tom has been Don Gaitten will serve as your dedicated to the success of NCBVA, new Association Executive. Gaitten the concrete burial vault industry, comes to NCBVA with a broad its goals, and the members of the base of experience in association association. management and in the construction As NCBVA’s Executive Director, Tom Thomas A. Monahan industry, having served with a served the burial vault profession with honor central Ohio construction trade group, as and prestige for over 16 years. As well as well as experience working for general and trade contractors. He is very enthusiastic being a terrific professional, he has been an awesome individual, and will be greatly missed about his day-to-day responsibilities with the organization, and looks forward to meeting and by everyone who he has had the pleasure to getting to know all the Association’s members. associate. In addition, your new Editor of The Bulletin Best wishes to Tom in his retirement! is Don Mounce, he has over two decades of experience in custom publication and trade Advanced Management Concepts association communications, including a depth Introduced of expertise in deathcare magazine production Advanced Management Concepts (AMC) which will well serve the needs of NCBVA has been selected as the new association and its members. Mounce is looking forward management firm that supports NCBVA. to maintaining the quality of the publication AMC has been serving multiple, voluntary while further enhancing its graphic appeal and membership organizations since 1984. The company maintains offices in a modern single- content with stories and information about the marketplace and its members. Please feel free to contact Don Gaitten if you have any questions, need information, or wish to take advantage of the services and programs that NCBVA offers its members. And, likewise, contact Don Mounce for additional information about advertising opportunities, as well as to provide news and photo information, thought leadership stories, or specific case applications. n

Donald J.Gaitten, Jr. NCBVA Association Executive 6 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013

Donald A. Mounce, APR The Bulletin Editor

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FOCUS OSHA Variances Available LEGAL

By J. Scott Calkins, Esq. NCBVA Counsel

Within the past few months, I was the recipient of information during telephone discussions with two NCBVA members regarding different and unique methods of compliance with OSHA workplace safety standards. I discussed with them briefly the opportunity to obtain a variance from OSHA for such operations. Since such conversations were requested to be confidential, I will not set forth any details regarding their respective unique attempts to save money, and the need for additional personnel. But I will set forth the following from OSHA, which will assist members to learn first-hand all about such variances and how to obtain them. If your company has developed a policy or procedure that it thinks will be as effective at

keeping injuries and illnesses to a minimum and cost effective, OSHA may let you use it instead of the policies and procedures outlined in its regulations. It’s called a variance --- defined as a regulatory action that permits an employer to deviate from the requirements of an OSHA standard under specified conditions. It doesn’t permit you to completely ignore a standard, but it can allow you to do things a bit differently. Presumably this make things easier for you (both operationally and financially), so long as the end results are the same. For those interested in doing so, OSHA has posted new information clarifying the process for obtaining a variance on its web site. For more information, go to www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/ variances. Since I have provided the members via The Bulletin with two recent articles regarding the OSHA Crane Rule, you need to have this additional info concerning a potential variance.

New Management Team for NCBVA – A Personal Comment By now, most of the members have either heard or read about the decision made by the NCBVA Board of Directors to replace your retiring Executive Director, Tom Monahan, with a very experienced and professional management team. Our new team is known as Advanced Management Concepts, headed by Kimberly A. Fantaci, President. During the transition process of changing management for NCBVA, in which I was extremely involved, I had many personal discussions and exchanged numerous messages with Ms. Fantaci via telephone and the Internet. I ascertained that she and her management team have a high degree of management experience and professional operation. I personally believe that the Board of Directors made the appropriate replacement decision which bodes well for NCBVA’s future. n 8 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013

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FOCUS The 4 Things You Have to Get BUSINESS

Right in Business

Most organizations know that in order to grow and be an industry leader, they have to continually innovate and undertake key projects that lead to growth. Unfortunately, many companies do so in a haphazard or nonstrategic way. Here’s what typically happens: Leaders keep saying yes as various projects and ideas are presented to them for investment. They say yes until they run out of resources. The projects and ideas first on the list get funded in contrast to the best of all ideas across the organization. The sad truth is the early bird does get the worm. As a result, they waste money and resources, lose momentum, and then wonder why they never achieve their strategic goals. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a proven approach that enables leaders and decision makers to make a greater contribution to the business, activate the strategic plan, achieve the desired balance, and optimize allocation of limited resources. Here are the four things you need to get right in order to make better decisions so you can maximize your company’s Capital Efficient Profitable Growth (CEPG). 1. Define Your Strategy Before your company can undertake any new initiative, you first have to identify your strategy. In other words, who are you and what do you want to do? Unless you know this information, it’s difficult if not impossible to move forward in a productive way. While most companies have a general idea of their strategy based on their vision or mission statement, often it’s not focused enough to translate into specific strategic goals. For 10 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013

By Michael Menard

example, suppose you’re a beverage company who offers a variety of soft drinks. How do you grow? You could introduce one new beverage after another and expand into new markets at random, but that will quickly drain your resources. A better approach is to define a specific strategy for growth. For instance, you may decide that you want to be the North American leader in bottled water. Now you have a focused strategy to guide your efforts. 2. Generate Ideas Armed with your strategy, you can now generate ideas that support the strategy. Some people call this step innovation or creative brainstorming. Whatever you call it, the goal is to come up with possible options for advancing the strategy. Going back to our beverage company example, if the strategy is to be the North American leader in bottled water, your team needs to generate ideas that fit the strategy. Some ideas could include adding nutrients to the water, adding protein to the water, adding exotic flavors to the water, offering different bottle shapes or sizes, etc. 3. Prioritize and Select the Best Ideas Next is to select the portfolio of ideas that are the best for the company to pursue and that will advance the strategy. As you do the prioritization and portfolio selection process, you need to ask two key questions. The first is, “Will this portfolio of ideas and projects deliver our strategic goal?” If the answer is no, then you have to do something

BUSINESS FOCUS different. Either you alter your strategic expectation or you increase the number of ideas. Keep going through these iterations until you can say, “Yes, our portfolio has the potential to deliver our strategy.” And remember, at this point you’re simply assessing whether the portfolio will meet your strategic goals. You’re not assessing whether it’s something you actually could do. Once you agree that the portfolio of ideas and projects will help you meet your strategic goals, the second question to ask is, “Do we have the resources (time, money, people, equipment, etc.) to fund the portfolio?” If the answer is yes, then celebrate and move on to step four. But if the answer is no, then you need to circle back and solve the equation. Can you lower your strategic goals? Can you generate bigger, better ideas? Can you add resources? Change the timing? Scale back the idea? Once you have a portfolio that allows you to say yes to both questions, you’ve completed the prioritization and selection process. 4. Execute on the Ideas Finally, it’s time to take action and actually execute the portfolio of ideas. This is where project management comes into play. As you execute each step to support the strategy, outline the detailed activities needed to complete the project on time and on budget. Assign key people to be responsible for each role, and establish checkpoints so you know if the project goes off track. The more thoroughly you manage the execution of the portfolio, the more success you’ll have. Get It Right..…NOW! No matter what industry you’re in, long-term business growth depends on these four things: Strategy, Idea Generation, Project Selection, and Execution. When you take the time to implement this process in your company, not only will you make better strategy decisions, but you’ll also achieve the breakthrough results that achieve the ultimate goal: Increased CEPG. n ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Menard is the author of “A Fish in Your Ear: The New Discipline of Project Portfolio Management,” and co-founder and president of The GenSight Group, which provides enterprise portfolio management solutions for strategic planning, project portfolio management and business performance optimization. A holder of 14 US patents, Menard has utilized his expertise to advise senior executives at organizations such as Coca-Cola, Cisco and the US Department of Energy. To learn more about Mike Menard please visit www.afishinyourear.com. February 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 11


SAFETY FOCUS

By Ron Overton

Crane Operator Regulations

I was recently presented with a question for regarding crane operator regulation, and rule 1400(a) from article 1926. This rule states: “This standard applies to power-operated equipment, when used in construction that can hoist, lower and horizontally move a suspended load. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to: articulating cranes (such as knuckle-boom cranes); crawler cranes; floating cranes; cranes on barges; locomotive cranes; mobile cranes (such as wheel-mounted, rough-terrain, allterrain, commercial truck-mounted, and boom truck cranes); multi-purpose machines when configured to hoist and lower (by means of a winch or hook) and horizontally move a suspended load; industrial cranes (such as carry-deck cranes); dedicated pile drivers; service/mechanic trucks with a hoisting device; a crane on a monorail; tower cranes (such as 12 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013

a fixed jib, i.e., “hammerhead boom”), luffing boom and self-erecting); pedestal cranes; portal cranes; overhead and gantry cranes; straddle cranes; sideboom cranes; derricks; and variations of such equipment. However, items listed in paragraph (c) of this section are excluded from the scope of this standard.” But, the regulation later states in rule 1400(c)(17)(i) and 1926: “1400(c)(17)(iii) (B) only refer to articulating/knuckle-boom crane.” They do not mention mobile cranes (non-articulating) again, which questions whether it is the intent that articulating/ knuckle boom cranes also encompass mobile non-articulating cranes? There is obvious confusion, and some of it is possibly coming from the fact that a few of the actual operational professionals may be providing incorrect interpretations of the law.

Interpretation The federal rule was written, and is now being interpreted by employers, certified safety professionals, and, of course, the Federal OSHA and State OSHA for enforcement. We can certainly agree that the only people that matter in terms of their interpretation of the law and the applicability are Federal or State OSHA. How you and I, or any employer or any association safety committee member feels about it, or interprets the rule, is moot. All that matters is how the Federal or State Enforcement is interpreting the law and is handling the fines or citations. Many industries and employers have written for specific letters of interpretation from the Federal Government on specific issues from this legislation, including what is considered an act of construction and what is not, as what

is a construction site and what is not. If your personal interpretation is not the same as the enforcing arm of Federal OSHA or State OSHA, citations and work stoppages will result. Receiving a citation from Federal or State OSHA for “willful neglect” is a very costly fine and one every employer I know does not want on their records. As the federal and state budgets get cut and reduced, the Labor and Industry Departments of both the Federal and State governments will have no choice but to have their enforcement staff personnel aggressively pursuing and reviewing job sites, and looking for infractions or employers not in compliance, in order to get revenue to continue to ensure their own employment. Confusion? Here is where the rule gets confusing with regards to the precast concrete industry February 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 13


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SAFETY FOCUS (iii)(B) to see that when delivering prefabricated precast components, piping, vaults, members or materials with articulating cranes, the exclusion or exemption does not apply, so the rule does pertain to the precast industry use of articulating boom cranes. Certainly, if the burial vault industry does not get an exemption, the rest of the precast industry will not either.

in general, specifically including the National Concrete Burial Vault Association and industry. While articulating boom cranes and your industry mobile ”rail trolley cranes” (described as multi-purpose), service trucks, and cranes mounted on monorails, are initially covered under this standard in 29CFR1926.1400 Scope. It does say in the last sentence that there are some exclusions from the scope of this standard: (a)This standard applies to power-operated equipment, when used in construction that can hoist, lower and horizontally move a suspended load. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to: Articulating cranes (such as knuckle-boom cranes); crawler cranes; floating cranes; cranes on barges; locomotive cranes; mobile cranes (such as wheel-mounted, rough-terrain, all-terrain, commercial truck-mounted, and boom truck cranes); multi-purpose machines when configured to hoist and lower (by means of a winch or hook) and horizontally move a suspended load; industrial cranes (such as carry-deck cranes); dedicated pile drivers; service/mechanic trucks with a hoisting device; a crane on a monorail; tower cranes (such as a fixed jib, i.e., “hammerhead boom”), luffing boom and self-erecting); pedestal cranes; portal cranes; overhead and gantry cranes; straddle cranes; sideboom cranes; derricks; and variations of such equipment. However, items listed in paragraph (c) of this section are excluded from the scope of this standard. Exclusions are listed under (C). Even though (17)(i) seems to give the precast industry an exclusion to the requirement for national certification, you have to read down two paragraphs further to (17) 14 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013

29CFR1926.1400 Scope (c) Exclusions. This subpart does not cover: (17) Material Delivery (i) Articulating/knuckle-boom truck cranes that deliver material to a construction site when used to transfer materials from the truck crane to the ground, without arranging the materials in a particular sequence for hoisting. (ii) Articulating/knuckle-boom truck cranes that deliver material to a construction site when the crane is used to transfer building supply sheet goods or building supply packaged materials from the truck crane onto a structure, using a fork/cradle at the end of the boom, but only when the truck crane is equipped with a properly functioning automatic overload prevention device. Such sheet goods or packaged materials include, but are not limited to: Sheets of sheet rock, sheets of plywood, bags of cement, sheets or packages of roofing shingles, and rolls of roofing felt. (iii) This exclusion does not apply when: (A) The articulating/knuckle-boom crane is used to hold, support or stabilize the material to facilitate a construction activity, such as holding material in place while it is attached to the structure; (B) The material being handled by the articulating/ knuckle-boom crane is a prefabricated component. Such prefabricated components include, but are not limited to: Precast concrete members or February 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 15


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panels, roof trusses (wooden, coldformed metal, steel, or other material), prefabricated building sections such as, but not limited to: Floor panels, wall panels, roof panels, roof structures, or similar items; (C) The material being handled by the crane is a structural steel member (for example, steel joists, beams, columns, steel decking (bundled or unbundled) or a component of a systems-engineered metal building (as defined in 29 CFR 1926 subpart R). (D) The activity is not specifically excluded under § 1400(c)(17)(i) and (ii). (d) All sections of this subpart CC apply to the equipment covered by this standard unless specified otherwise. Final Note: While everyone is focusing on the mobile crane operator requirement for immediate “qualification” and “national certification” by November of 2014, employers cannot lose focus on the immediate requirement for:

• Mandatory Trained and qualified signalpersons, with documented proof; • Mandatory Trained and qualified Riggers, with documented proof; • Mandatory employee training of the hazards when working around cranes. n

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AD & 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 Baily 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 & Monuments Miamisburg, OH Brown-Wilbert, Inc. Morris, MN Brown-Wilbert, Inc. St. Paul, MN Brewster Vaults and Monuments Millville, NJ Bruns Norwalk Vault Co. St Louis, MO Brustche 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

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Carolina-Doric, Inc. Snow Camp, NC Cemex, Inc. Lake Worth, FL Central Burial Vaults, Inc. Marlow, OK Central Burial Vaults, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK 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 Sioux Falls, Ontario, Canada Creter Vault Corp. Flemington, NJ Crummitt & Son Vault Corp. Martins Ferry, OH D.C. 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 of Kansas Vault Iola, KS

Doric of Nashville, Inc. Nashwille, 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, PA 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 Huntingburg Vault Co. Huntingburg, IN Jascon, 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. Odgen , 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

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Montgomery Vault Co. Woodsboro, MD Montgomery Vault Co. Rockville, MD Moore Wilbert Vault Co. Pennsylvania Concrete Vault Co. Evans, GA Greensburg, Neher BurialPA Vault Co. Perfection Vault OH Springfield, Nor-Don Vault Woodson, IL Co. Inc. Strafford, MO Phenix Vault North Central Phenix City, ALMich. Vault Srvc. Cadillac, MI Pioneer Vault, Inc. Northwest PA Doylestown, PABurial Service Cochranton, PA Poplar Bluff Doric Vaults, Inc. Norwalk Vault Co. Poplar Bluff, MO Johnstown, PA Precast Concrete Products, Inc. Odon Vault Company, Inc. Blissfield, MI Odon, IN Precision Omaha Precast WilbertInc. Vault, Inc. Pittsfield, MANE Omaha, Quality Burial Vault Ostwalt Vault Co. Co. Houston, TX NC Concord, Rex Vault Service Palm Vault Co. Newton, Ada,IL OK Patriot Vault Co. Rocky Mountain Monument/Vault Park Sandy, UTHills, MO Panhandle Vaults Roland-Wilbert Vault Co. Amarillo, Clinton, IA TX Pennsylvania Vault Concrete Roland-Wilbert Co. Vault Co. Marion, Greensburg, PA IA Perfection Vault Saginaw Wilbert Vault Corp. Woodson, IL Saginaw, MI Phenix Vault Sam Green Vault Corp. Phenix City, AL Lynchburg, VA Inc. Pioneer Vault, St. Louis Wilbert Vault Doylestown, PA Co. St. Louis, MODoric Vaults, Inc. Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff, MO

Precast Concrete Products, Inc.

Southern Vault Service

Precision Precast Inc. Pittsfield, MA Quality Burial Vault Co. Saline Vault Co.TX Houston, Sweet Springs, MO Rex Vault Service Santeiu Vaults IL Inc. Newton, Livonia, MI Rocky Mountain Monument/ Sexton Vault Wilbert Corporation Bloomington, Sandy, UT IN Roland-Wilbert Sheldon Vault Co.Vault Co. Sheldon, Clinton, IA IA RolandWilbert VaultCo. Co Shore Vault & Precast Exmore, Marion, VAIA Saginaw-Wilbert Vault Corp. Simerly Concrete Products, Inc. Saginaw, MI Bristol, TN Sam Green Vault Corp. Simerly Vaults, Inc. Lynchburg, VA Knoxville, TN Vault Co. St. Louis Wilbert Southern Ohio Vault St. Louis, MO Co. Portsmouth, OH Saline Vault Co. Southern Vault Service Sweet Springs, MO Blakely,Vaults GA Inc. Santeiu Spoerr PrecastMI Concrete Livonia, Sandusky, OH Corporation Sexton Wilbert Bloomington, SI Funeral ServicesIN Sheldon Vault Cedar Hill, TXCo. Sheldon, IA SI Funeral Services Shore Vault Gerard, PA & Precast Co. Exmore, VA SI Funeral Services Simerly Products, Inc. Parsons,Concrete KS Bristol, TN SI Funeral Services Simerly Vaults, Inc. San Antonio, TX Knoxville, TN Sunnycrest, Inc. Vault Co. Southern Ohio NY OH Auburn, Portsmouth,

Spoerr Precast Concrete

Wayne Burial Vault Co., Inc. Indianapolis, IN SI Funeral Services Welte Vault Co. Superior Burial Vaults, Inc. Whitman Cedar Hill, TX Danbury, IA Vault Co. SaltServices Lake City, UT Whitman, SI Funeral West Plains Vault &MA Mfg. Co. Superior Wicomico Gerard, PAVault Co. Pomona, MO Vault Co., Inc. Bryantown, SI Funeral ServicesMD WhitmanSalisbury, Vault Co.MD SuperiorKS Vault Co. Parsons, Whitman, MA Wieser Precast Charlestown, SI Funeral Services IN Wicomico Vault Co., Inc. Stewartville, MN Superior Vault San Antonio, TXCo., Ltd. Salisbury, Wieser MD Doric Vault Co. Mississauga, Ont., Canada Sunnycrest, Inc. Wieser Precast LaCrescent, MN Auburn, NY Stewartville, MN Vault Co. Swan’s Concrete Products Wilbert Burial Superior Burial Vaults, Wieser Doric Vault Westbrook, ME Inc. Atlanta, GACo. Salt LakeVault City,Company UT La Wilbert Crescent, MN Vault Co. Turner Burial Superior Vault OH Co. Wilbert Burial Vault Co. Toledo, Waycross, GA Bryantown, MD Burial Vaults Inc. Atlanta, GA Vanden Boomen Wilbert Burial Vault Co. Superior Vault Co. Wilbert Burial Vault Co. Appleton, WI Muskegon, Charlestown, IN Waycross, GA MI Vanden Boomen Burial Vaults Inc. BurialCo. Vault Co. Superior Vault Co., Ltd. WilbertWilbert Burial Vault Wausau, WI Traverse Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Muskegon, MICity, MI Vincent & Son, Inc. Services Swan’s Concrete Products WilbertWilbert Burial Vault Co. Galena, IL Lancaster, Westbrook, ME Traverse City, MINY Washington Wilbert Vaults of Houston, Inc. Turner Vault Company WilbertWilbert Services Vault Works Toledo, OH Inc. Lancaster, NY TX Houston, MD VandenLaurel, Boomen Burial Vaults Inc. WilbertWillbee Vaults of Houston, Inc. Concrete Products Warga Concrete Products Inc. Appleton, WI Houston, TX MI Jackson, Wayne, IN Vaults Inc. VandenFort Boomen Burial WillbeeWilliams ConcreteWilbert Products Wausau, WI & Monument Co. Jackson, Watts Vault Des MI Moines, IA VincentDes & Sons, Inc.IA Williams WilbertVault Company Moines, Williams Galena, Des Moines, Wayne IL Burial Vault Co., Inc. Emporia,IAVA Washington Wilbert IN Williams Vault Company Indianapolis, Willmar Precast Co. VaultWelte WorksVault Inc. Co. Emporia, VA Willmar, MN Laurel, MD Willmar Precast Co. Danbury, IA ZeiserMN Wilbert Vault Co. Warga Concrete Products Inc. Willmar, West Plains Vault & Mfg. Co. Elmira,Vault NY Co. Fort Wayne, IN Zeiser Wilbert Pomona, MO Elmira, NY

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

Name of Plant ___________________________________________________________________________ Plant Mailing Address______________________________________________________________________ Plant Street Address_______________________________________________________________________ Plant Telephone_________________

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Owner’s Name_____________________________ Evening Phone______________________________ Plant Manager/Contact Person__________________ Evening Phone_______________________________ Types of Outer Burial Receptacles Produced  Top Seals  Air Domes  Sectionals Other________________________________________________ Please return this application with full payment to: The National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc. 136 South Keowee Street P.O. Box 917525 Dayton, OH 45402 Longwood, FL 32791 (888)88-NCBVA (888) 88-NCBVA Fax (937) Fax (407)222-5794 774-6751 20

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Watts Vault & Monument Co.

Blissfield, MI Manufacturing Blakely, GA Des Moines, IA NCBVA Certified Vault Plants

For a NCBVA member in good standing, the Plant Certification Inspection fee is $1295.

INDUSTRY

BHMA Issues Revisions for Five Standards Updates Issued for an Array of Builders Hardware Products The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has announced the publication of five revisions to the ANSI/BHMA Standards. The industry standards recently approved by 2013 Calender ANSI (American National Standards Institute) are: March 14-16 Casket & Funeral Supply Assn. Winter Seminar The Roosevelt New Orleans New Orleans, LA

· A156.18 Materials and Finishes

April 10-13 International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Assn. (ICCFA) Annual Convention & Exposition Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Waterside Hotel Tampa, FL

· A156.29 Exit Locks, Exit Alarms, Alarms for Exit Devices

April 35-38 International Order of The Golden Rule Annual Conference and Supplier Showcase The Peabody Hotel Memphis, TN August 7-10 Cremation Assn. of North America Annual Convention Washington, DC October 20-23 National Funeral Directors Assn. Int’l. Convention and Exposition Austin Convention Center Austin, TX

· A156.20 Strap Hinges, Tee Hinges, and Hasps · A156.24 Delayed Egress Locking Systems · A156.26 Continuous Hinges

ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.18 describes finish test methods and code numbers for finishes on base materials, developed to ensure quality control of the hardware finish. ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.20 establishes the requirements for Strap Hinges, Tee Hinges, and Hasps. In addition, it specifies performance tests covering operational and strength principles. ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.24 addresses conventional exit devices or locks causing the doors to remain locked after releasing actuation. ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.26 sets requirements for architectural continuous hinges used in building construction. ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.29 addresses the performance of Exit Locks, Exit Alarms and Alarms for Exit Devices. For more information, or to purchase copies of these or other ANSI/BHMA standards, visit BHMA’S bookstore at www.buildershardware.com. Standards can also be ordered by calling (800) 699-9277. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download. n

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The Bulletin The Bulletin is the bi-monthly publication of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association. We would very much be interested in hearing from you! Make sure to add us onto you mailing list for news releases about your company, special events, staff promotions or additions, and new products and services that would be of interest to the association and its members. We would also look forward to receiving any photos of products or installations you have, either color or black & white. If they are at least 300 dpi and 1 mg at 8 x 10 inch format, we will even consider them for the cover! And, we are also interested in receiving any thought leadership articles on industry trends and techniques, along with case study stories that promote the high standards of the association. (Or, if you just have an idea, let us know and we can write it for you or with you!) Please contact me at any time!

Don Donald A. Mounce, APR | The Bulletin Editor National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) 136 South Keowee Street | Dayton, OH 45402 (888)88-NCBVA | Fax (937) 222-5794 info@ncbva.org | www.ncbva.org 24 NCBVA.ORG | February 2013


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