Convention Sponsor News
For all supplier news visit Latest News
Matthews International Corp. has announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aurora Casket Co. from Kohlberg & Co.
Aurora will be combined with Matthews Funeral Home Products to form Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions, which will be a cornerstone business of the memorialization segment of Matthews.
Turner has 25 years and 3.2 million accident-free miles with Batesville
BATESVILLE, IN., May 13, 2015 – Batesville, the largest casket manufacturer and leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, announced that 25-year veteran over-the-road driver Leon Turner was inducted into the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) Driver Hall of Fame. A professional driver for more than 38 years, Turner has worked for Batesville for the past 25, accumulating an impressive 3.2 million miles with zero preventable accidents and no moving violations. He has earned Driver of the Month from the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) for five consecutive years and the National Safety Council (NSC) Safe Driver Award for three years.
Wilbert Funeral Services' Commemorating First Responders Program Helps 114 Fallen First Responder Families In 2014
BROADVIEW, IL, January 13, 2015 – The families of 114 fallen first responders were served in 2014 by Commemorating First Responders, a philanthropic program of Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (WFSI) and its Licensees. The program donates burial vaults and urns and a graveside service to first responders who have died in the line of duty.
BROADVIEW, IL, April 28, 2015 – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. has launched the Wilbert Educated Selection Process (Wilbert ESP™), a customized cloud-based application that facilitates education and the selection of a burial vault for families.
BROADVIEW, IL, MARCH 19, 2015 – Pierce Mortuary Colleges (PMC) is pleased to announce two key additions to its management team. Donald G. Madelung has been appointed Vice President and will provide support to the overall administration of the colleges and work primarily with the Admissions and Financial Aid Departments. Madelung has served on the PMC Board of Directors since 2012 and has a deep background in postsecondary education leadership and consulting. He is resigning from the board so as to focus on his new responsibilities. Most recently, Madelung has spearheaded several projects to help improve the colleges’ student intake procedures and financial aid processes.
BROADVIEW, IL, March 13, 2015 – Twenty-two Wilbert Licensees were recognized with awards for their sales accomplishments in 2014 at the Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc (WFSI) Annual Sales Meeting. Whited Cemetery Services, Menifee, CA, was honored with the Special Achievement Award for their outstanding success in gaining new Wilbert burial vault business among the funeral establishments they serve throughout southern California.
BROADVIEW, IL, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Hawkins as Marketing Specialist. Steve will support strategic WFSI marketing initiatives including Wilbert’s advertising, online presence and media relations. He also assumes management of trade shows and other special events for WFSI.
- Batesville’s MIS Professional Provides All-in-One Solution for Managing a Funeral Home
- Aurora Presents How to Market to Today's Consumer in Charlotte and Chicago
- Wilbert Funeral Services Dedicates Miller Family Park
- Physicians Mutual Earns 97% Satisfaction Rating from Health and Life Insurance Customers