How can we afford to include a rental casket and cremation urn in the funeral package?
On a macro-economic level, the funeral industry has undergone significant changes over the past decade, none more evident than the dramatic increase in demand for cremation services. Lately, the incredibly weak economy has remarkably increased this demand. As a result of the unexpected sharp rise in cremation demand, casket suppliers were caught with a tremendous oversupply of casket inventories, causing prices to drop accordingly. Perhaps even more beneficial to our families has been the consolidation of casket suppliers in our regional area. We offer caskets manufactured by Matthew’s International. In our opinion and through our experience, they offer the highest quality in casket manufacturing. Over the past four years or so, Matthew’s has consolidated York Casket Company, Yorktowne Casket Company, Atlas Casket Company, Stauffer-Miller Casket Company, Reliable-Miller Casket Company and Milso into one company and streamlined their product line. These companies all produced overlappin