||"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 a 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, 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
- 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, 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 it's 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 of Marsellus 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 comradeship 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.