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President

Michael Crummitt Crummitt and Son Vault Company Martins Ferry, OH

President-Elect

Jerry Russell Southern Ohio Vault Company Portsmouth, OH

Secretary/Treasurer Mark Bates Norwalk Wilbert Vault Co. Bridgeport, CT

Immediate Past President

Hubert McQuestion Lake Shore Burial Vault Company Brookfield, WI

Directors

Edwin Bruns Bruns Norwalk Vault St. Louis, MO Paul Cooper Cooper Wilbert Vault Co. Barrington, NJ Steve Handley Handley Precast Systems Glendale, AZ Curt Shannon SI Funeral Services Ennis, TX Greg Tilley Ideal Burial Vault Company Depew, NY

Affiliate Directors

Dave Long Eagle Burial Vault Association Joliet, IL

Blake Swinford Trigard/Greenwood Plastics Danville, IL Steve Vincent Doric Products, Inc. Marshall, IL Terry Whitlock Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Broadview, IL

Association Management Kimberly A. Fantaci Executive Director

Donald J. Gaitten, Jr. Association Executive

Donald A. Mounce, APR The Bulletin Editor

Richard L. Martin Magazine Production Manager 2 NCBVA.ORG | April 2013

J. Scott Calkins, Esq. Legal Counsel

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

The Best is Yet to Come!

By Michael Crummitt, NCBVA President

Association Focus

2013 NCBVA Convention

12

Safety Focus

17 19 21

Legal Focus

Observations From Orlando

By Ron Overton, Overton Safety Training, Inc.

FTC Staff Opinion Regarding Obese Decedents By J. Scott Calkins, Esq., NCBVA Legal Counsel

Association Matters Industry News & Calendar

ON THE COVER

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FOCUS The Best Is Yet To Come LEADERSHIP

By Michael Crummitt NCBVA President Crummitt & Son Vault Co. Martins Ferry, OH

Frank Sinatra once sang, “The Best Is Yet To Come”! That is how I feel about the future of the organization as I begin service to you as 2013 NCBVA President. This is an outstanding organization that provides a voice for each company and each individual within the concrete burial vault industry. With the great board of directors and staff that we have in place, which has come to work very well together in such a short period of time, Frank is correct…our best years are ahead of us. The diversity on our board—a few long-time members and a few new leaders—bring a lot of energy and ideas to the forefront. This mixture of freshness and continuity will lead to some powerful advancements in the very near future. The Presidency means a great deal to me, as our organization has a history going back many generations. I remember attending meetings with my family as a young boy back in the 1960s, and have been involved ever since; the old NCBVA convention was always held in June, and we attended that as our family vacation. My sole goal is to leave the organization just a little bit better than what I inherited, which I would hope to be the goal of every President in our future. A few objectives I have to reach that goal are to increase participation through membership, as well as to enhance our convention. Convention and Trade Show We just completed a great 2013 Convention in Orlando, Florida. It was a small gathering of members and vendors, but an important one, as we discussed many avenues to our future success. 4 NCBVA.ORG | April 2013

First and foremost was a commitment to make next year’s show in Houston, Texas, even more of a success. Efforts to solicit more vendors and My sole goal is to exhibitors, as well as member attendance, leave the organization have already begun! just a little bit better Your Board and I are personally than what I inherited, contacting as many people as we can which I would hope to get them back involved! There are so to be the goal of many meetings, and every President in only so much time; we just want to make our future. A few sure that NCBVA objectives I have to remains a priority by offering value to reach that goal are to the exhibitor and the attending member. increase participation More precast through membership, business options, more offerings as well as to enhance that showcase our manufacturing our convention. advancements and support, and more ideas for individual corporation success are key. In particular, we need to showcase options to combat the threat of cremation’s impact on our industry; there are some ways to overcome and succeed! ASTM Specifications Keep an eye out over the coming months for the latest news on the American Society for April 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 5


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Testing and Materials a good idea and best I am proud to report the receipt of a (ASTM) standards that operational practice to letter addressing NCBVA exemption from institute a good training NCBVA is involved in developing. While certification needed for equipment to and documentation NCBVA did not bring program, even if deliver burial vaults. Following NCBVA certification is not these items to the table, we were part of contacting Director Jim Maddux of the required. a consortium of burial But you do not have Directorate of Construction for OSHA, to be certified for burial vault groups that had substantial input into and stating our case for why we should vault delivery, and their development. we have had people be except from certification, he agreed! We are currently spending a great deal of undertaking the writing time and money ramping of final specification drafts for manufacturing up for this probability. One note to remember, and designing precast concrete burial vaults however, is that if you are delivering other and graveliners. ASTM WK 828 sets the products besides burial vaults, you may still new manufacturing specifications, and ASTM need to look into certification! WK 21780 designates the minimum design I always felt that we in NCBVA were exempt loading. for our standard work, and this was a great Special thanks goes out to Mark Chinery letter from OSHA and an even greater victory with Wilbert, who is new to the group and for our industry. To know that you can send who really got the ball rolling with this long your views to OSHA, have somebody within and tedious process. Marvin Smith of SI the government look at the regulations and Industries and Blake Swinford of Trigard also take your viewpoint into account, and then to participated, and are vital in this effort moving provide us with a favorable ruling is nothing forward. short of fantastic. These guidelines may not affect all vault manufacturers. But they put in place producer Future Challenge specifications for large jobs for memorial and Cremation is hurting everyone in the burial government veteran’s cemeteries. vault. But, remember that everyone is not going to be cremated, and there will always be OSHA Letter a need for concrete vaults. I am proud to report the receipt of a We are a service oriented organization letter addressing NCBVA exemption from as much as a group of companies that certification needed for equipment to deliver manufacture burial vaults. As such, there are burial vaults. This has been a huge concern a number of avenues we can pursue to provide within our industry for some time now. cremation products and services, and to do Following NCBVA contacting Director Jim anything that a family may wish to honor the Maddux of the Directorate of Construction for remains of a departed loved one. OSHA, and stating our case for why we should I see many positives for the future, as I be exempt from certification, he agreed! A think we have the right leadership and staff in copy of his letter is on page 8 of this issue. place to move forward. Our new staff has done Please note, you will still be required to a great job in a short amount of time! have a documented and verifiable training “The Best Is Yet To Come”! Stay tuned in program to avoid OSHA problems. It is always 2013! n April 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 7


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(Editor’s Note: The following is a replication of a formal letter received by NCBVA from James G. Maddux, Director Directorate of Construction for OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor, clarifying a question submitted to his office May 31, 2012. The initial letter from NCBVA formally stated that the association’s position was the activity of installing a burial vault is not covered by the Crane and Derricks in Construction Standard. According to the analysis of Director Maddux, such activity is, indeed, exempt from such rulings and requisites! Please review the following details, which may help in your business and training plans and decisions. More information may be forthcoming, and we will keep you posted.)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Washington, D.C. 20210 Dear National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc.: Thank you for your letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Directorate of Construction, in which you express the position that equipment used to place burial vaults in an open grave is not covered by OSHA’s Cranes and Derrick in Construction Standard. OSHA is aware that members (and customers)of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) use specifically designed trailers and vehicles equipped with a frame-support beam to lift, move, and install concrete burial vaults. NCBVA asserts that placing concrete burial vaults into graves is a unique activity with specialized equipment, and that this is not a construction operation. OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard covers hoisting equipment used in conjunction with a construction activity. Although the act of excavating a grave would be considered a construction activity, the placement of a burial vault in the grave is not a form of construction. There are no connections, either mechanical or electrical, made from a burial vault to other objects or structures. Once the burial vault is placed in the ground, there is no further construction work performed to build onto or otherwise alter its structure. During the placement process, the burial vault is not arranged in a sequence for further hoisting, an action that indicates construction crane activity. In contrast to the placement of burial vaults, the hoisting of tanks and precast components/structural members, such as sewer pipes and electric vaults, into an excavation would be considered a construction activity because those components/ members are positioned by a crane as part of a larger operation, system, or structure, and these objects are then connected to other structures, systems, or foundations. The use of a crane in such situations is part of a construction-related operation and would therefore fall within the requirements of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard. To summarize, because the movement and placement of burial vaults is not a construction activity, the specialized equipment used to move/place burial vaults is not covered by the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard. As a result, the hazards associated with placement of burial vaults would be appropriately addressed by requirements of mechanized equipment standards for general industry work, including CFR 1910.180, Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes, or 29 CFR 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks and Other Specialized Equipment. As referenced in your letter, OSHA issued a letter of interpretation to the Honorable Ron Kind on October 15, 1999, which stated that the Agency considers activities related to grave excavation as a construction activity covered by Subpart P Excavations of 29 CFR Part 1926. During grave excavation, hoisting equipment would be covered by the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard when used, for example, to move or place trench boxes and shoring needed to protect employees from excavation hazards. Thank you for your interest in occupational safety and health. We hope you find this information helpful. OSHA’s requirements are set by statute, standard, and regulations. Our letters of interpretation do not create new or additional requirements but rather explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances. This letter constitutes OSHA’s interpretation of the requirements discussed. From time to time, letters are affected when the Agency updates a standard, a legal decision impacts a standard, or changes in technology affect the interpretation. To ensure that you are using the correct information and guidance, please consult OSHA’s website at http://www.osha.gov. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Directorate of Construction at (202) 693-2020. Sincerely, James G. Maddux, Director Directorate of Construction

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FOCUS Association

2013 NCBVA Convention & Exposition

A great time was had by all at the 2013 Annual NCBVA Convention & Exposition, held at the Gaylord Palms Resort Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida! The following are some of the images of the meetings, training sessions, exhibitors, and reception/banquet events that made the event successful! We hope to see you at next year’s Convention…the details will be forthcoming in future issues of The Bulletin!

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SAFETY FOCUS

By Ron Overton

Observations From Orlando

First and foremost, I would like to thank the many people, and all the NCBVA members, who have welcomed me into your Association. I want to particularly thank those who went out of their way to make me feel like a valued part of your membership during this past year, especially at the 2013 NCBVA Annual Assembly in Orlando. I would also like to acknowledge and thank Tom Monahan for all that he has done in assisting your association in taking the initiative to move your association forward, with costeffective custom professional training materials developed to fit your associations exact needs. I wish him well in his retirement and new endeavors. These materials will assist the members in becoming compliant with OSHA regulations for hoisting and lifting. And I look forward to working with NCBVA in further implementation. 12 NCBVA.ORG | April 2013

Increasing Attendance

As a second year attendee of your National Annual Assembly, I consistently find myself impressed with the quality and dedication of the “core” of individuals (owners and employers) who attend your events. In every association that I belong to, there is always a “core” percentage of members who drive the association forward, can always be counted on to attend the meetings, and that assist the association in any way they can. This family atmosphere is very prevalent in your association, and can only help you going forward. I can totally identify with the family owned business model, with multiple generations involved in the past business, evolving your business, and moving it forward. My company is likewise totally family-owned, with three generations of my immediate family who have

been involved in its everyday operations and its These hydraulic cranes have a seat which ownership for over 20 years. rotates with the boom, and is then considered Creating and growing attendance at these by definition a Swing Cab Telescopic Mobile types of national meetings is no easy matter. Crane, (or TLL, as the NCCCO acronym). If you But after listening to the comments made have currently an employer that is delivering or during your meeting, I do feel that you have placing precast components to a jobsite with the right staff in place to handle your needs this telescopic mobile crane, you would have to going forward, and your outbound and inbound take the TLL National Certification exam. executive committee members have a good This exam is actually designed for much more grasp of next steps. complex and larger Truck Mount Telescopic Getting more than the “core” 25 to 35 Crane and Rough Terrain Telescopic Cranes members of your association to attend these which have swing cabs, not to mention much meetings and take advantage of all the more complex craning. Participants would information and educational opportunities the also be required to take and pass the written association has to Core Mobile Crane Creating and growing attendance at these offer is paramount. written exam, which How to get the unfortunately has types of National Meetings is no easy matter. other 75% of your many test questions membership involved about which the But after listening to the comments made will certainly be industry has during your meeting, I do feel that you have precast something that says no involvement. easy, but does hard. The NCCCO has the right staff in place to handle your needs This “core” group asked me (for the third going forward, and your outbound and inbound time) to be a member I have met with has so much to offer the executive committee members all appear to of this committee, other 75% of your and I will be joining have a good grasp of next steps. members and the some members industry, and I am from the NPCA and confident your board of directors will work in the NCBVA on this task force. The goal is to assist best interest of the association members and NCCCO in developing a new crane classification find a way to get your “peripheral” members to (breaking out of the TLL Mobile Crane Category) the annual meetings. I will find it very exciting and written and practical exams that are more to watch your national meetings attendance relevant to the cranes, charts, operations, and numbers grow next year and in future years. actual use of the precast industry. This committee meets soon, so we will see how this all unfolds. Certainly this involves NCCCO New Crane Committee more than just the NCBVA and burial vault It was brought up at the NCBVA Annual delivery, and I am not sure how it will separate Meeting that the National Commission For The the precast industry product and tasks from the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is burial vault industry product and tasks, but I will reacting to a petition by the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) to draft a National keep you posted.  Certification Exam up for the Precast Industry Employers who use some of the simpler Mobile OSHA Rulings Telescopic Cranes and Boom Trucks. This NCBVA sent a formal request to Federal OSHA includes hydraulic cranes which do very simple for a ruling and letter of interpretation on the tasks with a very short boom length and very use of your specialized cranes and equipment simple rating charts. in delivering and placing of burial vaults. OSHA April 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 13


SAFETY FOCUS sent a formal response and has ruled that the placement of burial vaults in graves using these types of equipment is exempt from the requirement for Operator National Certification. A copy of the letter is published in this issue of The Bulletin. As far as using the trolley booms, A rail cranes, and vault carts to set the burial vaults in the industry, the ruling is certainly a good one in favor of the burial vault industry. However, I caution you all to understand that “only” the requirement for Operator National Certification is gone. The general industry codes still require training, testing, and evaluation be done by the employer and proof be retained.

SAFETY FOCUS

A copy of the letter is published in this issue of The Bulletin. As far as using the trolley booms, A rail cranes, and vault carts to set the burial vaults in the industry, the ruling is certainly a good one in favor of the burial vault industry. However, I caution you all to understand that “only” the requirement for Operator National Certification is gone. The general industry codes still require training, testing, and evaluation be done by the employer and proof be retained.

Requirements for trolley booms, rail cranes, vault carts, and rigging/signaling used to set or deliver concrete burial vaults and place them in graves includes the following: 1. Employer will not need NCCCO or national certification for their operators. 2. Employers must provide qualification training, written testing, and practical evaluation to meet the general industry rule for trolley booms, A frame, rail cranes, vault carts, and rigging and signaling. 3. Employers must retain records of all such training, testing, and evaluation for OSHA review. 4. NCBVA has an in-house training and qualification program for vault carts, which we prepared, that operations they can administer themselves for their employees. This is currently being used to satisfy OSHA. 5. Some NCBVA members are using the NCBVA Articulating Crane operator training and qualification program for the rail, A frame, and trolley booms, which we also prepared. There is a combination NCBVA internal Training program 14 NCBVA.ORG | April 2013

with both articulating crane and vault carts in it, just with separate student workbooks. My concerns after reading this recent ruling from OSHA are two-fold: 1. The ruling exempts vaults from being delivered to a cemetery regardless of the vehicle used, since such is not considered a construction site. But it did not specifically address Articulating Boom Telescopic Cranes in it, which causes me concern. 2. The delivery or movement of any other type of precast concrete items, forms, etc., besides burial vaults, is likewise not addressed. But the primary concern for NCBVA is the burial vault issue. NCBVA Member OSHA Visitation

I recently had a conversation with one of your fellow NCBVA member’s regarding his account of an OSHA visitation, which I paraphrase below. I greatly appreciate his candor and willingness to share his experience with the rest of us, to certainly prove that you as employers must be in compliance, or you will be cited during a visit. 1. His facility site was recently visited, unannounced, by a Federal OSHA compliance inspector. He had previously been visited and inspected, and wondered why he was being inspected again so soon. 2. The OSHA compliance officer showed him a list of target companies or industries they were focusing on this year, and precast locations were on the list. 3. The first thing OSHA asked for was proof of training on the burial vault carts.  (Members of NCBVA often use vault trailers, which are totally different than anything else used in material transportation. Special training consideration needs to be considered on vault trailer issues.) He showed them all his training paperwork, rosters, and the actual training program book (he had the NCBVA Vault Cart “Train the Trainer” and student handbooks), and he was not cited. 4. OSHA then asked for the proof of forklift operator training and qualification, and he showed them all his paperwork and the actual training program (he purchased the trainer kit from us for warehouse forklifts last summer).  He was not cited. April 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 15


SAFETY FOCUS 5. OSHA then asked to see the overhead crane operator training and qualification proof. The employer showed them all the paperwork for the overhead crane operator training (he had an in-house training program in place). OSHA also inspected the pendant controller for function labeling, and checked that the warning hanging label was attached.  The employer was in total compliance and was not cited. 6. I cannot recall if OSHA wanted to see proof of qualified rigging and signaling training and testing, but I do know he has the NCBVA Rigging and Signaling program, and said it was implemented. So it is doubtful he would have been cited. 7. This particular employer did not own an articulating boom crane nor did he own any trolley, A frame or rail boom cranes, but he was sure OSHA would have checked for training and qualification on those as well if he had any. As owners and employers, you all have plenty of things on your plate, and time and energy are very valuable to you. There is no reason to re-invent the wheel or turn a deaf ear with regards to complying with OSHA hoisting and lifting laws and regulations. Use your staff, your executive committee, your board of directors, your association attorney, your fellow members, and the NCBVA professional training materials and resources available to you as NCBVA members. This is the benefit of being a member of and belonging to such a national, professional national organization. Even if you did not attend any recent meetings, the resources and materials are still available for you, and I encourage all of you to get involved in this great group of industry leaders…the NCBVA. Take care and work safely! n ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ron Overton, a NCCCO Certified Mobile Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner, is the President, Owner, and an Instructor for OVERTON Safety Training, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon. OVERTON Safety Training has been providing professional services and materials for the safe operation of forklifts, heavy equipment, aerial/scissor lifts, rigging and signaling, personnel lifts, loaders, and cranes on a worldwide basis since 1991. For additional information, contact Ron at 866-531-0403 or ron@overtonsafety.com, or visit the company website at www.overtonsafety.com. These insights are the opinions of the author, and not necessarily those of the NCBVA. 16 NCBVA.ORG | April 2013

FOCUS FTC Staff Opinion Regarding LEGAL

By J. Scott Calkins, Esq. NCBVA Counsel

Obese Decedents

I am not aware personally of the cost arrangements by our members with their funeral home customers. I don’t know if there is an industry practice of charging more for an oversize vault for an obese deceased. But whatever such costs are charged, the recent Federal Trade Commission ruling has clarified how such extra costs can be charged by the funeral home. In Advisory Opinion 13-1, the FTC addresses whether funeral homes can charge extra (beyond what is listed on the General Price List) for handling obese bodies requiring additional personnel or equipment (including sale of vaults), or for very large funeral services that also require additional staff. According to the agency, funeral homes can do so, but they have to do it in a specific way in order to comply with the Funeral Rule. “It is staff’s view,” the agency explained, “that the Rule allows a funeral provider to charge only the prices that are listed on its GPL, or other price lists required by the Rule, and does not permit additional charges that have not been disclosed on the price lists. “Funeral providers are free, however, to place reasonable limitations on the availability of any listed GPL item at a particular price, provided they also disclose sufficient information for a consumer to determine the additional cost if the standard limitation is exceeded.” Significance of This Opinion This is an extremely significant and important opinion for several reasons. First, providers

are increasingly faced with situations involving handling services for deceased obese individuals where there are additional costs and it was not previously clear how to deal with possible additional charges under the Funeral Rule. Second, the Opinion Letter did not merely limit its position to the obese person situation but also covered the subject of possible additional charges for other types of services. Third, the Opinion Letter also explains the treatment of additional charges on the Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected. Warning Some states and local jurisdictions have laws, rules and even court cases that prohibit discriminating against people who have physical handicaps including being obese. If a funeral provider is located in a jurisdiction where there is a precedent against charging more, then it would not be possible to charge additional amounts. I therefore question our members that are covered by such laws, rules and court decisions in their state(s) where they have their offices and plants whether they are presently charging more for an oversize vault than the standard size. I am sure that there will be more information about this new Ruling from members within the death industry and their respective counsels, advisors, etc., including the cremation and casket suppliers. n April 2013 | NCBVA.ORG 17


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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, Phenix Vault MO 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,

NEWS

Watts Vault & Monument Co.

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

INDUSTRY

New Employment Eligibility Verification Form If you are hiring new employees, you will soon need a new I9 form, OMB No. 1615-0047 from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Employers should begin using the new Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) immediately, though the old form is still good until May 7, 2013. The revised I-9 does not need to be completed for existing employees who already have an I-9 on file, unless their employment eligibility needs to be reverified. In the cases of reverification or rehires, the new version of the I-9 must be used.

2013 Calender

Plant Mailing Address______________________________________________________________________ Plant Street Address_______________________________________________________________________ Plant Telephone_________________

Fax Number_______________________________________

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

April 10-13 International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Assn. (ICCFA) Annual Convention & Exposition Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Waterside Hotel Tampa, FL April 25-28 International Order of The Golden Rule (OGR) Annual Conference and Supplier Showcase The Peabody Hotel Memphis, TN August 7-10 Cremation Association of North America (CANA) Annual Convention Washington, DC October 20-23 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Int’l. Convention and Exposition Austin Convention Center Austin, TX

The main changes to the new I-9 are: • Additional data fields, including - the employee’s foreign passport information (if applicable), telephone number, and email address • Improved instructions • A revised layout that expands the form to two pages, not counting the instructions and list of acceptable documents. • In the past some expired documents were acceptable, that is no longer the case. All documents must be unexpired. And, just a reminder, be sure you give the Lists of Acceptable Documents to the employee to select which ones he/she will give you. The employee selects the documents to provide. Many employers mistakenly tell the new employee to provide their drivers’ license and social security card for I-9 purposes. Please visit www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf to acquire the new form and instructions, the list of available documents, as well as to seek additional information. n

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APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Title ______________________________________________________________ Company Name _____________________________________________________

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COMPANY INFORMATION  BurialINFORMATION Vault Manufacturer  Funeral Director COMPANY Crematory  Cemetery Burial Vault Manufacturer  Funeral Director

 Crematory

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 Doric  Wilbert  Eagle  Trigard Doric  Wilbert  Eagle  Trigard Con-O-lite  Other Provide Graveside Services  Con-O-lite

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Metal Vaults  Plastic Vaults  Fiberglass Vaults  Metal Vaults  Plastic Vaults  Fiberglass Vaults  Children  Adults  Adults Oversize  Oversize Offersizes sizes Offer forfor  Children Associate Member: 25 words lessyour about your product/services Associate Member: Tell Tell us in us 25 in words or less or about product/services

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Signature indicates thatthat you have read and abidetobyabide NCBVA’s Code of Ethics Signature indicates you have readagree andtoagree by NCBVA’s Code of Ethics and the rules that govern the National Concrete Burial Vault Association. Signature is and the rules that govern the National Concrete Burial Vault Association. Signature is required before this application can be processed.

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We believe that concrete is an ideal material for the construction of burial vaults for the interment of human remains and that CODE OF ETHICS a properly constructed concrete burial vault is worthy of acceptance by the public. Our sales and advertising policies will

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We be believe thatby concrete an ideal material for the of burialand vaults for the interment of the human remains and that governed standardsisacceptable by the public andconstruction the funeral profession by principles advocated by National a properly burial is worthy of acceptance by competitor, the public.whose Our sales andwe advertising policies will Concreteconstructed Burial Vaultconcrete Association, Inc. vault We pledge fair trade practices to our product will not disparbe governed by standards acceptable by the public and the funeral profession and by principles advocated by thefor National age. We shall conduct our business on sound business principles, striving to build a relationship of respect and confidence the burial vaultVault industry with the public, withpledge the funeral and with the cemetery’s management. We will abide by the Concrete Burial Association, Inc. We fair director trade practices to our competitor, whose product we will not disparand regulations of the Nationalon Concrete Vault Association, Inc., thereby contributing to a stronger and greater age.rules We shall conduct our business sound Burial business principles, striving to build a relationship of respect and confidence for nationalvault industry. the burial industry with the public, with the funeral director and with the cemetery’s 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. NCBVA.ORG l December 2012

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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 | April 2013

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