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Aurora Partners With Cooper Caskets & Funeral Supplies

Distribution Agreement Offers New Solutions to Funeral Homes in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

Aurora, IN – September 18, 2012 – Aurora Casket Company, the largest privately owned funeral service supplier, announced a strategic partnership with Cooper Caskets & Funeral Supplies to sell Aurora caskets to funeral homes in New Jersey, Delaware, and parts of Pennsylvania  and Maryland.

Cooper Caskets & Funeral Supplies is part of Cooper Vault Company, a leading supplier of burial products in the mid-Atlantic region for more than 32 years.

“Aurora’s reputation for quality and service is well known,” said Beth Cooper, Vice President at Cooper Vault Company. “We share a commitment to the funeral profession and the families that they serve, so partnering with Aurora to bring new solutions to our customers was the perfect fit.”

Cooper Vault was founded in 1979 by Paul and Joanne Cooper. This family-owned firm currently has a team of more than 35 employees serving parts of five mid-Atlantic states. Jonathan Dous recently joined the team to represent the casket side of the business. Dous has more than 20 years experience in funeral service.

“The team at Cooper has successfully grown their business for more than three decades,” said Tim Dugan, Senior  Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aurora. “With this new partnership and Aurora’s continued sales and operations in the Northeast, we anticipate that we will be able to bring the best Aurora solutions to customers that Aurora hasn’t directly served in the past. We hope to grow together for the next decades.”

About Aurora

Aurora Casket is the largest privately-owned funeral service supplier in America. Founded in 1890, the company operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and provides a full range of burial, cremation, memorial and technology products to funeral home clients. For more information, visit