Welcome to The Family Plot Blog coverage of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) annual convention and expo in Indianapolis, Indiana! Funeral directors from across the country and around the globe have converged here to learn and shop at the largest funeral expo in the world.
Indiana is a major center for casket manufacturing. Casket companies based in Indiana include the biggest names in the business: Aurora, Batesville, Astral Industries (which always brings the Living Statue Guy to conventions), and C.J. Boots Casket Company.
What You’ll See
Advertising/Marketing • General Mortuary Supply • Airlines/Transportation/Shipping • Gifts • Architecture/Design • Grief Services • Ash Disbursement • Health-related Products/Services • Associations • Insurance/Trust • Burial Vaults • Jewelry • Candles • Medical Services/ Products • Caskets • Military Funeral/Burial • Cemetery Supply/Services • Memorialization/ Keepsakes • Child/Infant Related • Miscellaneous • Computer/Website/Internet Related • Monuments/Grave Markers • Consulting • Music • Cosmetics • Pet Burial/Cremation • Credit Card/Collections • Preneed/Advance Planning Services • Cremation • Printing/Paper Products • Education/Licensure • Publications • Embalming Supplies • Signs • Employment • Telephone Equipment/Services • Finance/Investing • Urns • Furniture/Décor • Vehicles
I’ll be visiting the expo and interviewing exhibitors on new funeral products and services. Stay tuned!