Mid-America College of Funeral Service Tours Aurora Manufacturing Facility

Senior students take a behind the scenes look at casket manufacturing processes

Aurora, IN — June 2, 2011 —Mid-America College of Funeral Service seniors received a behind the scenes tour of the Aurora Casket manufacturing facility on Friday, May 20th. Thirty students participated in the tour which included a brief history of the company founded in 1890 and a walk-through of the manufacturing plant where students saw the craftsmanship and many steps required to make metal caskets.

Mid-America College Tour

“Students had the opportunity to observe each phase of the manufacturing process in our 264,000 square foot facility. The tour took them through the progression of 11,000 pounds of coil steel as it made its way to the finished product of a metal casket,” said Aurora Casket Senior Professional Development Trainer Lacy Robinson, CFSP and graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service. “Our goal is to connect with new funeral service professionals and provide valuable information about our quality products as well as our custom business solutions. We want new graduates to understand that Aurora is their partner in helping families.”

Students from Mid-America College of Funeral Service spoke with marketing and product experts at Aurora Casket Company in Aurora, Indiana and received a behind the scenes look at the people and processes that make Aurora’s caskets distinct.

“Aurora’s high level of professionalism and dedication was apparent with every employee we came in contact with. From the merchandising experts, tour guides and to the employees working the plant, everyone showed a strong commitment level to Aurora’s products and services,” said Mid-America College of Funeral Service senior Chris Rhodes. “Whether you are a funeral director or a family member you can feel confident that Aurora produces a quality product and they truly care about honoring lives.”

For additional information about Aurora Casket and tour availability, visit http://www.auroracasket.com.

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About Aurora

Aurora Casket is the largest family-owned funeral supplier in America. Founded in 1890, the company operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and provides a full range of burial, cremation, and technology products to funeral home clients across America. Aurora is a fifth-generation family business, owned and operated by the Barrott and Backman families. For more information, visit http://www.auroracasket.com.

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