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Batesville Inducted into Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame

Batesville Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame

Batesville President Chris Trainor (right) with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (center) and Mike Bettice, mayor of Batesville, Indiana.

BATESVILLE, Ind. – Batesville, the nation’s largest casket manufacturer and leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death-care industry, was inducted into the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 4.

Batesville was one of 11 companies recognized by the Indiana Manufacturers Association for their outstanding contributions to the development of a healthy, dynamic manufacturing environment in Indiana, and to the state’s overall economic well-being. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb addressed questions regarding his manufacturing initiatives at the event.

The goal of the Hall of Fame is to celebrate and recognize the positive achievements made by Indiana manufacturing companies, and to honor their contributions to furthering manufacturing in Indiana. Batesville President Chris Trainor accepted the award on behalf of the company, giving credit to the Hillenbrand family for their vision and perseverance, and to the generations of Batesville associates who helped the company prosper and grow.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Indiana Manufacturers Association, and have tremendous respect for the work they are doing to elevate the importance and value of manufacturing in our state,” said Trainor.

Batesville has been part of the manufacturing landscape in Indiana since 1906 when the Hillenbrand family purchased the Batesville Coffin Co. The company’s headquarters is in the small town of Batesville, Indiana, where it also has a casket manufacturing plant and transportation maintenance facility. Batesville is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand Inc., a global diversified industrial company.

The 2017 inductees into the Indiana Manufacturing Hall of Fame are:

  • Batesville Casket Co, Batesville
  • Clabber Girl Corp., Terre Haute
  • George Pfau’s Sons Co., Jeffersonville
  • Hill-Rom, Batesville
  • Jessen Manufacturing Co., Elkhart
  • Michigan City Paper Box Co., Michigan City
  • Mid-West Metal Products Co., Muncie
  • Myers Spring Co., Logansport
  • Sommer Metalcraft Corp., Crawfordsville
  • Thomas L. Green, Div. of Reading Bakery Systems, Indianapolis
  • Zimmer Biome, Inc., Warsaw
In addition to the induction ceremony, the results of the 2017 Indiana Manufacturing Survey, commissioned by Katz Sapper & Miller LLP, were presented.

Batesville, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand Inc.), is the leader in the North American death-care industry, offering a comprehensive portfolio of burial, cremation, memorialization and technology solutions. For more information, visit

Posted Oct. 5, 2017


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