MBNA Member Profile

Michael T. Murphree, AICA
President
Camden Monument Company
606 East Washington Avenue
Camden, AR 71701
United States
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(870) 836-2186
(800) 870-2186
(870) 836-7780
camden_memorials@sbcglobal.net
www.camdenmemorials.com

Company Information

Membership Type:  Retailer
Full Time Employees:  9 to 15 full-time employees
Part Time Employees:  6 to 8 part-time employees
Display Type(s):  Both Outdoor and Showroom

Photo Gallery

It has often been said that monument builders tell stories in stone. This is the second video in a three video series that shows how a good monument builder can tell a story in stone.

Stone is polished by hours of work by a skilled craftsman. There is no "coating" that is applied. The beautiful, nearly permanent shine on memorials is created by a series of diamond impregnated pads, water, and a skilled craftsman. If the polishing process is done incorrectly, the stone can overheat causing the stone surface to prematurely crumble.

Diamond etching is the process of creating a picture with thousands of impact marks from a diamond-tipped chisel. This old-world technique creates a long-lasting picture that is actually engraved into stone.

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Member Type Legend:
  • Retailer – A company whose primary business Is the sales of memorials to the public.
  • Branch – A branch location of an MBNA member.
  • Manufacturer & Wholesaler Division – Any business which quarries and manufactures granite or marble for monumental purposes, and/or sells predominately North American granite at wholesale.
  • Supplier/Bronze Division – Any business which manufactures, jobs, and/or brokers supplies, goods and/ or services and bronze products for monumental purposes, and sells predominately at wholesale.
  • Associate – Any employee or person associated with any Regular member (Retailer, Manufacturer & Wholesaler or Supplier/Bronze), and/or any person providing service to or having an interest in common with the monument industry but who is, nevertheless, not otherwise eligible for Regular Membership.
  • Affiliate – Any non-profit organization, government agency, or academic or technical training institution which has an interest in the monument and memorialization industries and in the furtherance of the mission and purpose of this association.