Richmond Casket Facility Closing

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Production is set to move to a pair of other plants. Production is set to move to a pair of other plants.
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An eastern Indiana casket manufacturing plant is closing. The Palladium-Item in Richmond reports production at the Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions facility, which employs about 200, will end next year.

Parent company Matthews International (Nasdaq: MATW) spokesperson Mandy Dlugos tells the publication that the closing process will begin in 2019, with the plant closing by the end of next year. Production is set to move to a pair of other plants. She says the move will not impact the company's metal stamping plant and distribution center in the Wayne County city.

The Palladium-Item says the company did not give a reason for the closure. The paper reports metal casket production will transfer to a plant in Aurora, Indiana and cremation casket production will move to a Pennsylvania facility.

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