From a press release.
As the newspaper headlines and evening news broadcasts continue to feature stories about companies outsourcing production and jobs from the United States to Mexico, C.J. Boots Casket Company is taking the opposite approach by investing in its production facilities in Indiana. By adding a rough mill operation in Richmond, C.J. Boots has opened up vital space on the production floor in Anderson to allow for the continued expansion of its product line and continue to add jobs here in the United States.
“We are literally running out of room in our Anderson plant,” stated Chris Boots, President of C.J. Boots. “We determined the best course of action would be to simply relocate the pre-processing lumber operation in Richmond.”
As part of the expansion, C.J. Boots has added state-of- the-art lumber processing equipment to improve both lumber yield and through put, thereby accommodating the increased customer demand for American made products.
“Our plans are to grow our innovative Craft Casket line with this freed up space. Despite the growth of cremation, our hardwood casket and ceremonial rental casket sales continue to grow,” commented Boots. “We will also be introducing a line of high value, high eye appeal caskets that adhere to the rigorous quality standards of C.J. Boots.”
Since its beginning in 1999, C.J. Boots has grown to become one of the country’s leading manufacturers of solid hardwood and ceremonial rental caskets. The company and its employees take pride in crafting quality products that meet the high standards of funeral directors everywhere.
“Our projections indicate that approximately 450,000 caskets will be imported into the United States from Mexico and China in 2017,” said Gerald Davis, President of Vandor Corporation, the parent company of C.J. Boots. “Our hope is that the continued expansion of the Craft Casket line as well as the new line of high-value, low-cost caskets made by C.J. Boots in Indiana will continue to expand American-made product opportunities.”
About C. J. Boots Casket Company: By combining the skills of traditional artisans and the use of state-of-the-art woodworking machinery, C.J. Boots Casket Company manufactures only the highest quality solid hardwood, and ceremonial rental caskets. In an effort to bridge the gap between “old world craftsmanship” and ”lean manufacturing”, the company continues to develop new and innovative manufacturing processes. For more information, please visit the website at www.cjboots.com.