By: David Shepherd, Dir. of News & Public Information
ST. MEINRAD -- Abbey Caskets has announced its opened a new production facility on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.
The company, established in 1999, builds wooden caskets and cremation urns based on designs for simple caskets used to bury the Benedictine monks.
The company will move into the old Abbey Press building, which was recently cleared out, cleaned and painted.A sprinkler system was added and sanding and finishing booths have been installed.
Jenny Keller, director of Abbey Caskets says having the workshop on site gives the company more control over the quality of the products.She says it will also help keep costs down.
The workshop is open for public tours.If you’d like to set up a tour, contact Abbey Caskets at (800) 987- 7380.