FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eternal Image, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB:ETNLD), a public company engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing of officially licensed memorial products such as caskets, urns, monuments, vaults and gift items, today announced that its first ever lines of cremation caskets are currently in development.
"Cremation represents a rapidly growing segment of our industry," said Nick Popravsky, VP of Sales & Marketing, Eternal Image. "There are many, many families who choose to have a loved one cremated but still want to have a traditional viewing service. Cremation caskets are used in the service and then cremated with the deceased. Consumers will be able to choose a cremation casket from among the same Brands as our popular burial caskets."
Eternal Image already has in development cremation casket lines for two of the Brands in its portfolio. Families will have the opportunity to purchase matching sets of cremation caskets and urns — potentially doubling the Company's revenue on each cremation sale.
The cremation rate in the United States is approximately 40%, with an average total cost of a cremation service around $4,000. Cremation caskets are typically made of fiberboard and cloth. Eternal Image expects its first line of cremation caskets to be available by the end of this quarter.
About Eternal Image
Eternal Image, incorporated in 2006, is headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI. The company is the first and primary manufacturer and marketer of licensed brand image memorial products. Currently, the company offers urns and caskets that feature licensed images from Major League Baseball™, STAR TREK®, Precious Moments™, the Vatican Observatory Foundation®, and the Collegiate Licensing Company. In 2010, Eternal Image formed a new division called the New World Gift Company. New World manages the design, manufacturing, and marketing of ancillary products such as liturgical candles, retail memorial candles, registry books, memorial prayer cards, and other gift items. For more information about Eternal Image or New World Gift Company, visit www.eternalimage.net, www.newworldgiftcompany.com, or call 1-888-6-CASKET. Also, you can join us on Facebook at and on Twitter at . Eternal Image is a public company traded on the OTC: Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol ETNL.
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