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Eagle Coach Announces Record-Breaking Sale to Funeral Auto Company in Louisville

Eagle Coach Announces Record-Breaking Sale to Funeral Auto Company in Louisville
Fleet of twenty-three Cadillac vehicles delivered

09.07.2010 – Louisville, KY – Eagle Coach Company, an internationally recognized professional vehicle manufacturer based in Amelia, OH, announced the sale of 23 vehicles to Funeral Auto Company in Louisville, KY. A first time sale for Eagle Coach, the auto company chose a fleet of eleven Cadillac Ultimate hearses and twelve Cadillac 6-door limousines.

The purchase decision took place after extensive study and cost analysis by the leadership of Funeral Auto Company, which is owned by a consortium of funeral directors in Louisville. David Owen, funeral director and president of Funeral Auto Company, led the development of the transaction.

“We needed vehicles that would be reliable, have low maintenance costs and retain outstanding resale value,” Owen said. “Eagle was the clear choice for that. But even more importantly, we wanted a great customer service team. I need to know the people behind the vehicles, and I found that in the staff at Eagle Coach, and Tommy Jones, owner of Jones Coach Sales.”

“A 23-car sale is no small endeavor,” Tommy Jones, Bowling Green, KY area Eagle dealer said. “We spent a lot of time talking with the leadership and working to understand their business needs. They made the decision to move forward with Eagle, and we’re looking forward to being their partner for a long time.”

All of the vehicles were chosen in platinum color. The hearses feature crown bands as well as other popular trim options, and the limousine companion cars were built with raised roofs for extra headroom.

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About Eagle Coach Company
Since its humble beginnings in 1982, Eagle Coach Company has risen to become arguably the most recognized industry leader in overall quality, style, innovation and customer satisfaction. Eagle Coach builds professional vehicles from start to finish—demanding attention to detail and unrivaled quality. Each year brings groundbreaking advances in the coaches to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the funeral service profession. Eagle Coach Company is located in Amelia, Ohio.


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Aurora Hires Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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Aurora Hires Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Aurora, IN – July 7, 2010 Aurora Casket today announces the hiring of Tim Dugan as senior vice president. In his role, Dugan will oversee and direct national brand, sales and communications efforts designed around Aurora’s purpose to create an honorable closure to every life.

Prior to joining Aurora, Dugan held a number of positions in sales and marketing for such organizations as Micro Target Media, Nestle Waters and Pepsi-Cola, where he actually began his career in 1990, eventually becoming the soft drink giant’s director of sales operations.

“Tim is a wonderful additional to our family owned organization,” Aurora president William ‘Bax’ Backman III says. “He will be a tremendous asset to our clientele across the country as we continue to provide the very best in funeral products and services to funeral homes across the country. Coming from outside the funeral profession, Tim brings a unique and fresh perspective to the challenges that our clients face each day.”

Dugan earned his MBA from Xavier University and his undergraduate BSBA degree from John Carroll University.

About Aurora

Aurora helps funeral professionals take control of their business by aligning with client families, simplifying their day-to-day management and operations, and creating future value for the funeral firm. Combining a rich history of quality and service with forward-thinking innovations in products and technologies, Aurora is the largest family-owned funeral supplier. Aurora caskets are proudly made in the United States and Canada, with headquarters based in Aurora, Indiana. Contact Aurora at 1-800-457-1111 or http://www.auroracasket.com.

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Aurora Acquires Alliance-St. Laurent Casket Company

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Media Contact: Rodger Roeser, APR

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Aurora Acquires Alliance-St. Laurent Casket Company
Largest Family Owned Casket Company Adds Top Canadian Hardwood Casket Company

June 28, 2010 – AURORA, IN – Aurora Casket Company, the largest family-owned funeral service supplier, has completed the acquisition of Canadian casket provider Alliance-St. Laurent Caskets. Based in New Brunswick, Canada, Alliance-St. Laurent will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora, following the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of the business. Aurora acquired a 50 percent share of the business in 2006, and has been a distributor of Alliance-St. Laurent products for more than 15 years.

Founded in 1978, Alliance-St. Laurent is a leading provider of hardwood and cloth caskets, and cremation and transport containers to funeral service providers throughout North America. Paul Michaud will continue to serve as president of Alliance-St. Laurent.

“Our partnership with Aurora has been mutually beneficial for our companies, our employees, and the clients we serve,” Michaud said. “As a wholly owned subsidiary, we will continue to focus on quality, innovation and business growth.”

Alliance-St. Laurent operates three manufacturing facilities – two in Quebec, and one in New Brunswick. These facilities join Aurora’s manufacturing locations in Aurora, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Piney Flats, Tennessee.

“We are thrilled to bring another trusted family business into the Aurora family,” Aurora Casket Company president Bill Backman said. “The products produced by Alliance-St. Laurent, and the relationships they have established throughout the funeral service profession will be key to our continued growth and service to our clients. There is intense competition for this market segment, and our partnership with Paul and the team at Alliance-St. Laurent provides Aurora an even stronger position in offering more to our clients.”

About Aurora

Founded in 1890, Aurora is the largest family-owned funeral service supplier. Aurora caskets are proudly made in the United States and Canada, with headquarters based in Aurora, Indiana. For more information about Aurora products and services, visit http://www.auroracasket.com.

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