September 2019

NEWS SECTION B SEPTEMBER 2019 Fam i l y Own e d a n d Ope r a t ed S i nce 1974 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY P O B o x 5 1 5 9 Yo u n g s t o w n O H 4 4 5 1 4 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 1 - 7 4 7 9 O n l i n e a t www . n o m i s p u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m P r e v i o u s l y P u b l i s h e d a s t h e Y B N e w s • S t i l l t h e P l a c e f o r Yo u r N e w s ! Thacker Completes Multimillion-Dollar Investment to Expand its United States Manufacturing Capabilities Folding Machine Stamping Press Coil Steel CLINTON,MD— Thacker Caskets recently completed a multimillion-dollar investment project at its casket manufacturing facility in Florence, AL. Over the last 3 years, Thack- er built the newest casket shell stamping fa- cility in the United States. To house its new stamping operation,Thacker added a 40,000 square foot building, making Thacker’s to- tal manufacturing facility nearly 340,000 square feet. The new building, equipment and dies will offer Thacker customers new and innovative product improvements that no other manufacturer offers. It has always been a dream of the Thack- er family to own and operate its own cas- ket stamping facility as it allows for com- plete control of the manufacturing process from beginning to end. CJ Thacker, CEO of Thacker Caskets said, “With the new stamping facility complete, there is no other casket company in the United States that controls more casket and component manufac- turing capabilities under one roof than Thacker.” He went on to say, “As corporate manufacturers continue to increase prices to appease Wall Street investors, we are investing back into our business to develop new and innovative products to help funeral homes – all at an honest price.” In 2015, Thacker purchased three stamping presses from Ford Motor Company. Each has the capability of generat- ing 1,000 tons of force. The presses then were disassem- bled and transported down to their new home in Flor- ence. As the presses were being moved, Thacker built a 40,000 sq. ft. addition onto its existing manufacturing facility to house the new equipment. In designing the dies that would physically form the various casket components, Thacker insisted on think- ing outside the box (pardon the pun). Rather than Continued on Page B8 V ischer F uneral S upplies (717) 453-4028 (800) 752-8767 Email ** Your Authorized Ferno Washington Distributor ** Got Questions or Need Help? Text us at 717-503-9838 For the Complete Ferno ® Line and More Please Visit Our New Website at Ferno ® ... Time Tested • Quality • Innovation • Experience Ferno ® 101-H Hydraulic Operating Table BEST PRICE $ 3,915 00 Lowest ferno ® Prices guaranteed Industry Leading 1000 lb. Ferno ® Mini Maxx Mortuary Cot BEST PRICE $ 2,585 00 Why Buy Imports? V i s i t u s a t B o o t h 1 5 6 9 BEST PRICE $ 880 00 Ferno ® Model # 87 Church Truck All 5 Colors Available EZ-Slider Board SALE PRICE $ 119 00 Ferno ® 27-1 Multi-Level Stretcher BEST PRICE $ 2323 50