The National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) held its annual meeting on Saturday, August 10, in Saint Louis, MO. The meeting was conducted at the Drury Inn & Suites and was attended by more than 60 burial vault manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and guests stretching from Phoenix to Boston – a 100% increase in attendance year-over-year.
The general session included a legal liability presentation as well as a bylaws discussion, and then hands-on demonstrations were held at Bruns Doric Vault. Bruns Doric Vault personnel gave a plant tour of the facility and pouring operations and demonstrated best practices for vault lowering devices – everything from record keeping to safety and proper care checklists. Several vendors led additional sessions:
- Garcia Casket Lowering Devices – Casket lowering device daily checklist and how to maintain a safe device
- T & J Manufacturing Corp. – Burial vault lowering device inner workings and maintenance
- Axis Corporation – The do’s and don’ts including OSHA regulations for vault carts
- American Cemetery Supply, Cemetery Funeral Supply, & Holland Supply – a show & tell on tent safety, liability, & maintenance.
The event concluded with a group outing to the St. Louis Cardinals MLB baseball game. If you would like additional information, please visit our website at www.ncbva.org or call (888) 88-NCBVA.
The National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) was chartered in 1930 as a voluntary nonprofit organization of concrete burial vault manufacturers throughout the United States and Canada. The purpose of the organization is to provide a unified voice for the concrete burial vault industry, regardless of product affiliation, brand recognition or location. Every major brand affiliation of concrete vault manufacturer is represented as a member of the organization. The NCBVA represents groups that provide 90% percent of all outer burial receptacles interred within the boundaries of its membership.