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Wilbert Acquires Carrera Manufacturing

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain assets of Carrera Manufacturing, also doing business as W&M Manufacturing and Pier-Mac Plastics. Based in Portland, Indiana, Carrera is a molding and finishing manufacturer who produces casket hardware, automotive/transportation components, and other consumer products.
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Berkshire Hathaway to Acquire Alleghany Corporation

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway announced Monday that Berkshire intends to acquire Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) for $11.6 billion. In 2017, a subsidiary of Alleghany, Alleghany Capital Corporation (ACC), acquired a minority interest in Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc; and then in 2020 ACC finalized the purchase in Wilbert.
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Wilbert and Memorial Monuments & Vaults Announce Merger

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (“Wilbert”), a leading provider of products and services for the funeral and cemetery industries and precast concrete markets, merged operations with Memorial Monuments & Vaults, Inc. (“Memorial Monuments” or “MMV”), a rapidly growing provider of monuments and related funeral services to retail, funeral home and cemetery customers, effective December 27, 2021.
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Ken Moore, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc.
3500 College Blvd.
Leawood, KS 66211






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58 Wilbert Licenses Earn Ultimate Service Provider for 2017

5 Questions for Aspiring Funeral Professionals (Southern Funeral Director)

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You're Darned Right It's Personal (Southern Funeral Director)

Wilbert Releases New Cremation Choices Catalog

Wilbert Announces Agreement by Alleghany Capital to Invest in Company

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Using Emergenetics in the Classroom (Funeral Business Advisor)

Duotronic: Still Nifty at Fifty (American Funeral Director)

Thinking Thanatology (Southern Funeral Director)

A Special Salute: Honoring Fallen First Responders (American Funeral Director)

Burial Vaults: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts (Funeral Business Advisor)

One Point...There Are Multiple Points (American Funeral Director)

Q&A with Mitch Mitchell, President of Mid-American College of Funeral Service (American Funeral Director)

12 Wilbert Licensees Receive Achievement Awards

Pierce Representatives Earn Awards for 2016

Responding to "We Just Want a Cremation" (American Funeral Director)

Cremation Education for Families (Funeral Business Advisor)

Burial Vaults & Profitability (Southern Funeral Director)

Memorialization Roundtable (American Funeral Director)

Why Understanding Buying Behavior is Important for Funeral Services Providers (Kates Boylston Guide to Statistics)

Creating an Atmosphere of Choice for Cremation Families (Southern Funeral Director)

Creating a Win-Win: Enhance the Family Experience and Your Revenue (Funeral Business Advisor)

Using Your Cremation Toolkit in a 21st Century World (Funeral Business Advisor)

Wilbert, Pierce Colleges & Pierce Chemical Hold Con-Ed Event

34 Wilbert Licensees Receive Special Awards

Commemorating First Responders Programs Honors 114 Heroes in 2015

10 Pierce Representatives Recognized for Sales Achievements

Pierce Offers New Cosmetic Technology Developed by Hollywood Makeup Artist

Ten Tips to Elevate the Value of Service (American Funeral Director)

Vaults Roundtable 2015 (American Funeral Director)

55 Wilbert Licensees Earn 2015 Ultimate Service Provider

Profitable Merchandise: Looking Closer at Burial Vaults (Funeral Business Advisor article)

22 Wilbert Licensees Receive Achievement Awards

An Educator's View on Cremation & the Value of Embalming (Funeral Business Advisor article)

A Profile on all of the Pierce Mortuary Colleges (Southern Funeral Director article)

Education in Funeral Service (Southern Funeral Director article)

Prep Arts: In the New Year, I Resolve to... (American Funeral Director article)

Making Burial Vaults Personal (Southern Funeral Director article)

Wilbert Licensees Attend Quality Control School

Vaults Roundtable (American Funeral Director)

48 Wilbert Licensees Earn Ultimate Service Provider

Knowledge Gap on Burial Vaults (Funeral Business Advisor article)

Personalization: More Than a Buzzword (The Scope article)

Do You Know What Burial Families Really Want? (ICCFA Magazine article)

Lance Ray Promoted to COO of Pierce Chemical

Q&A with Wilbert President on Wilbert & Suhor Merger (American Cemetery article)

Wilbert Funeral Services & Suhor Industries to Merge

30 Wilbert Licensees Earn Achievement Awards

Six Pierce Chemical Sales Representatives Earn Awards

Wilbert's Pierce Chemical Group Welcomes Abby Shurtz as Texas Sales Rep

Wilbert Showcased on The Fox Business Network®

Wilbert Honored to Serve 147 Fallen First Responders in 2013

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Commemorating Life with Burial Vaults (Southern Funeral Director)

Funeral Service Education: Transferring Academics to Practical Application (Southern Funeral Director)

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Fifty-three Wilbert Licensees Named Ultimate Service Providers

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Memorialization: So Many Ways, So Little Awareness (Funeral Business Advisor)

Vaults Roundtable (American Funeral Director)

Burial Vaults vs Graveliners: Families Want the Education (Funeral Business Advisor)

Wilbert-Pierce Congratulates John Firestone for 50 Years of Dedicated Service

Wilbert Company Spotlight (Funeral Business Advisor)

Wilbert's Pierce Chemical Group Welcomes Angelo Frazetta as Northeast Sales Rep

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Wilbert Funeral Services Completes Acquisition of Pierce Companies

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Display Animation Interactive Monitor is 2012 NFDA Innovation Award Finalist

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Wilbert Commits to Customer Service, Education (American Cemetery article)

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Pierce Chemical Welcomes Sherrie Welch

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WilbertEDU Free Online CEU Courses Continue in 2021

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Wilbert Acquires Hoffman Burial Supplies, Inc.

WilbertEDU Provides Free Online Classes for CEU Hours

Mark Bates Named President & CEO of Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc.

Remote Arrangements No Longer a Remote Possibility

Alleghany Increases Ownership in Wilbert Funeral Services

Wilbert Simplifies Burial Vault Presentations for Social Distancing

61 Wilbert Licensees Earn Ultimate Service Provider for 2019

Wilbert Enters Agreement to Acquire Norwalk-Wilbert Vault

What's Ahead for 2020

Wilbert Acquires Astral Industries, Inc.

simpliFi Program Streamlines Burial Vault Presentations

Hope Iglehart Named President of Gupton-Jones College

Pierce Adds Body Lift to Its Prep Room Product Line

Pierce Sales Reps Earn Special Achievement Awards

It's Time to Get Engaged! (Southern Funeral Director)

Wilbert Announces Intent to Acquire Astral Industries, Inc.

Opening Up the Vault (Funeral Business Advisor)

Providing Options to Cremation Families

Dallas Institute Welcomes Wayne Cavender as President

Q&A with James Shoemake, Past Dallas Institute President










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