"In 2010, we were invited to join and welcomed into CFSA by one of its current member companies. It is a real honor to be part of an association that promotes all of its members and treats each as a partner and friend in the business. CFSA, along with its member companies, really does a great job fostering relationship-building and promotes a welcoming atmosphere to create successful partnership long-term. Thank you, CFSA!"
Matt Hockett
President of Prepainted Metals, LLC
"Our company has had a long relationship with CFSA and it certainly has been to our advantage. Being a small company providing a specialized product to the funeral industry, we rely heavily on CFSA's credit reporting. With thousands of customers spread across North America, the CFSA Credit Guide is without rival in our industry."
Mike Mims
President of Cherokee Casket Company
"After attending CFSA conferences for several years, NorthStar Industries joined CFSA. We had observed the collegiate environment amongst the members and wanted to become more involved. CFSA is made up of a wonderful group of owners and like-minded business professionals eager to learn, share, and improve the collective members' ability to serve funeral service with meaningful products and services."
Steve Gadaleta
Former General Manager of NorthStar Industries, LLC
"CFSA helps foster industry-wide cooperation in forwarding the important goals of the funeral supply industry. CFSA hosts important selling, social and educational events such as the annual convention and conference. The data and support that CFSA supplies has been very valuable to Dixline. And, CFSA membership has resulted in life-long business and personal friendships."
Kevin Thomson
Executive Vice President of Dixline Corporation
"The quarterly casket sales statistics reports produced by CFSA are extremely useful, and are not produced by anyone else in the death care industry. We use them to help us forecast our sales and marketing strategy in the markets we serve. Along with the credit data, we find them invaluable."
Tina Houck
President of Schuylkill Casket Co.
"Being a member of CFSA has allowed me to develop important relationships with not only my distributor customers, but also distributors from other regions of the country. By interacting with distributors from different areas of the country, I better understand the overall state of the distributor market and the challenges and opportunities that exist in today's business climate. In addition to members within the distributor community, I have also been able to network with other suppliers in the industry. This has helped me learn more about the CFSA member companies and the products and services they provide, which has allowed me to bring solutions to my customers by putting people together to solve challenges and capitalize on opportunities in the market."
Brett Haley
Former Sales Representative for NorthStar Industries, LLC
"W & M Manufacturing and Pier-Mac Plastics values our membership in CFSA. Being a member in CFSA allows us the opportunity to build upon our relationships within the industry."
Jim Hiester
President of W & M Manufacturing and Pier-Mac Plastics
"Congratulations to CFSA and its membership on your 100th anniversary. Any organization that reaches 100 years of service is indeed unique and special....We are very proud that the Marsellus Casket Company was one of the 28 founding members of CFSA (CMA then). Over the years, a number ofMarsellus associates served as officers, directors, and committee members of the Association. We took pride in our CFSA membership, and we were glad to play a role in the organization's work for the betterment of the funeral service/supply industry. An active trade association provides an important conduit for suppliers and manufacturers (many of whom are direct competitors) to come together as colleagues to discuss and promote industry issues. We always enjoyed the educational opportunities provided by CFSA as well as the camaraderie and the security and strength inherent in an organized membership group. Presenting solidarity when needed is a major benefit to all CFSA members. Spending time and money to support and encourage active participation in CFSA were always easy decisions for us to make."
John Marsellus
Marsellus Casket Co.