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Wilbert and Memorial Monuments & Vaults Announce Merger

Jan 04, 2022 01:00 PM

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......

 

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Acquires Continental Casket Company

Oct 15, 2021 01:21 PM

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets of Continental Casket Company ("Continental") based in Watseka, Illinois. Continental is a regional distributor of metal and wood caskets with three warehouses serving funeral professionals in Illinois and areas of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri. .....

 

The Wilbert Group NFDA Update

Sep 20, 2021 08:00 AM

The Wilbert Group invites you to visit booth #2023 at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, October 18-20, 2021. .....

 

Wilbert's Commemorating First Responders Program Provides $100,000 Donation to the First Responders Children's Foundation

Aug 17, 2021 03:17 PM

Wilbert announced it has provided a $100,000 donation to the First Responders Children’s Foundation in honor of all first responder deaths attributed to COVID-19 exposure while performing line-of-duty actions. .....

 

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Acquires Massachusetts Family Precast Concrete Businesses

Apr 22, 2021 02:20 PM

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (“WFSI”) acquired the Assets of Flagg-Palmer, Century Vault & Cape Cod Step. Flagg-Palmer & Century Vault are concrete precast companies that were owned and managed by Frank Maki and his family. Frank Maki and his wife Susan incorporated Century Vault/Step in 1976 and subsequently purchased Flagg-Palmer in 2002......

 

Forty-Four Wilbert Licensees Earn Ultimate Service Provider for 2020

Apr 06, 2021 08:20 AM

Forty-four Licensees have earned the 2020 Ultimate Service Provider designation from Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. The Ultimate Service Provider is the highest service honor for Wilbert Licensees, achieved by passing rigorous on-site inspections in manufacturing and service......

 

Wilbert Offers Companion Urn for Same-Sex Couples

Apr 01, 2021 09:06 AM

Responding to an unfulfilled need in the market, Wilbert creates an urn for same-sex couples......

 

Pierce Chemical Welcomes Sherrie Welch

Apr 01, 2021 08:59 AM

Sherrie Welch has joined Pierce Chemical as the Outbound Sales Manager. Welch will focus on customer solutions, college outreach, and convention marketing......

 

New Sessions Announced for WilbertEDU

Feb 25, 2021 08:51 AM

To see the continuing lineup of upcoming topics and register for individual sessions, visit wilbert.com/wilbertedu.​.....

 

WilbertEDU Free Online CEU Courses Continue in 2021

WilbertEDU, the complimentary online CEU program offered to funeral professionals by The Wilbert Group, has new sessions available now for registration. .....

 

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Welcomes Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lisa Epps

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. announces the addition of Lisa Epps as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. .....

 

Wilbert Acquires Hoffman Burial Supplies, Inc.

Jan 08, 2021 09:11 AM

Hoffman joins Astral Industries and Signet Supply, representing WFSI's Casket Division......

 

WilbertEDU Provides Free Online Courses for CEU Hours

Oct 01, 2020 11:33 AM

Ongoing program allows Funeral Professionals to receive CEU hours at no cost .....

 

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

Jun 25, 2020 03:07 PM

Mark Bates promoted to President & Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2020......

 

Remote Arrangements No Longer Remote Possibility

Wilbert provides solution for funeral professionals needing to make remote arrangements accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic......

 

Alleghany Increases Ownership in Wilbert Funeral Services

Apr 02, 2020 08:00 AM

Alleghany Capital Corporation has acquired majority interest.....

 

Wilbert Simplifies Burial Vault Presentations for Social Distancing

Mar 24, 2020 12:42 PM

A solution for funeral professionals challenged by the need for remote OBC arrangements is now available. .....

 

61 Wilbert Licensees Earn Ultimate Service Provider for 2019

Jan 15, 2020 01:39 PM

An Ultimate Service Provider designation is the highest service honor achieved by passing rigorous on-site inspections.....

 

Wilbert Enters Agreement to Acquire Norwalk-Wilbert Vault

Jan 13, 2020 01:14 PM

Norwalk Vault has 15 locations and/or distributors providing services in CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY and RI.....

 

What's Ahead for 2020?

Dec 30, 2019 03:19 PM

Wilbert provides thoughts for funeral professionals to consider.....

 

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Acquires Astral Industries, Inc.

Astral is a leading manufacturer of steel caskets for over 45 years.....

 

New simpliFi Program Streamlines Burial Vault Presentations

May 24, 2019 10:30 AM

Free to funeral professionals, Wilbert's simpliFi makes it easy and quick to present families with OBC information......

 

Gupton-Jones College Welcomes Hope Iglehart as President

Hope Iglehart is named president of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, Georgia......

 

Pierce Sales Reps Earn Special Achievement Awards

Apr 24, 2019 10:59 AM

Five Regional Sales Representatives were honored with sales achievement awards......

 

It's Time to Get Engaged!

Engaging with families with different learning styles can be challenging - here are some ideas......

 

Wilbert Announces Intent to Acquire Astral Industries, Inc.

Dec 10, 2018 02:25 PM

Transaction would support WFSI's continued strategy to grow through complementary product and service offerings......

 

Opening Up The Vault

Dec 03, 2018 01:53 PM

Only a lined burial vault provides protection against the elements - a concrete grave box does not......

 

Q&A with James Shoemake, Past Dallas Institute President

Jul 03, 2018 08:09 AM

An industry leader talks about the industry and his 38 years' perspective......

 

Providing More Options to Cremation Families

Jun 20, 2018 06:00 AM

Cremation doesn't mean less service; consider these options.....

 

David Hicks Promoted to Pierce National Sales Manager

Mar 30, 2018 07:48 AM

Licensed director/embalmer, Hicks has been Pierce sales rep since 2011......

 

58 Wilbert Licensees Earn Ultimate Service Provider for 2017

Feb 08, 2018 09:09 AM

USP designation achieved by Licensees who pass rigorous inspection.....

 

5 Questions for Aspiring Funeral Pros

Jan 25, 2018 08:29 AM

Answering (or asking) these questions can indicate one's readiness as a funeral professional.....

 

You're Darned Right It's Personal!

A funeral is all about the person. Reflect that person on the cover of the burial vault too......

 

Wilbert Releases New Cremation Choices Catalog

Oct 26, 2017 02:28 PM

Over 300 cremation products including urns, mementos and jewelry......

 

Wilbert Announces Agreement by Alleghany Capital to Invest in Company

Alleghany Capital acquires 45% interest but looks to WFSI management team to continue success of the company.....

 

Appreciating the "Wow" Factor of Burial Vaults

Personalization of burial vaults is extremely impactful for families and is a treasured tribute to a loved one.....

 

Using Emergenetics in the Classroom

Assessment tool helps mortuary colleges better understand and adapt to students' learning styles.....

 

Thinking Thanatology

Social, physical and psychological aspects of death are interwoven.....

 

Duotronic: Still Nifty at 50

Apr 27, 2017 02:36 PM

Revolutionary then, still leading edge now.....

 

A Special Salute - Honoring Fallen First Responders

Mar 29, 2017 12:05 PM

The real heroes are those who die in the line of duty for their communities.....

 

Burial Vaults: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

How the components of a burial vault create a greater whole and contribute to an impactful experience​.....

 

One Point...There Are Multiple Points

Mar 07, 2017 09:51 AM

Swift evaluation of cases is a very critical duty of an embalmer.....

 

12 Wilbert Licensees Receive Achievement Awards

Feb 14, 2017 01:33 PM

2016 sales accomplishments recognized at Annual Meeting.....

 

Responding to 'We Just Want a Cremation"

Feb 01, 2017 02:53 PM

Smart ways to discuss cremation options with families.....

 

Cremation Education for Families

Simplify the cremation options for families.....

 

Burial Vaults & Profitability

Profits are necessary to provide professional services and needed products, including burial vaults.....

 

Memorialization Roundtable

Memorialization products help families commemorate a loved one.....

 

Understanding Buying Behavior

Oct 10, 2016 11:36 AM

Understand learning styles to better communicate with families.....

 

Create an Atmosphere of Choice for Cremation Families

Best practices to help families understand options.....

 

Creating a Win-Win

Jul 26, 2016 10:52 AM

Enhance Burial Vault Revenue and the Family Experience.....

 

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

May 12, 2016 02:26 PM

Funeral Professionals receive 6 CEUs on wide range of topics.....

 

A Cremation Toolkit for a 21st Century World

Apr 15, 2016 03:31 PM

How to educate families on their options.....

 

Wilbert Licensees Receive Special Awards

Mar 01, 2016 02:43 PM

34 recognized for sales accomplishments .....

 

114 First Responders Honored in 2015

Feb 10, 2016 02:54 PM

Program donates vaults for fallen first responders.....

 

Ten Tips to Elevate the Value of Service

Article in American Funeral Director magazine.....

 

55 Wilbert Licensees Earn 2015 Ultimate Service Provider

Highest honor possible in manufacturing and service excellence......

 

Profitable Merchandise: Looking Closer at Burial Vaults

Article in Funeral Business Advisor, September/October 2015 issue.....

 

Making Burial Vaults Personal

Mar 24, 2015 02:02 PM

Southern Funeral Director article on families' desire for burial vault personalization......

 

22 Wilbert Licensees Receive Awards

Achievement awards earned for 2014 sales......

 

Honored to Serve 114 Fallen First Responders in 2014

Wilbert Licensees assist in providing products at no charge to honor first responders......

 

American Funeral Director: Vaults Roundtable

Wilbert on panel discussion on burial vaults and trends......

 

48 Wilbert Licensees Achieve Ultimate Service Provider

Sep 24, 2014 08:11 AM

Highest possible rating for manufacturing & service. .....

 

Funeral Business Advisor Article: Knowledge Gap on Vaults

Article by Wilbert on consumer research and preferences regarding burial vaults......

 

The Scope Article: Personalization More Than a Buzzword

Aug 15, 2014 09:25 AM

Article by Wilbert in NFD&MA magazine about personalization as an important family choice......

 

Don Robinson Named Executive VP-Licensee Products & Services

Aug 01, 2014 09:07 AM

Oversees operations and support services for Wilbert Licensee network......

 

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

Article by Wilbert presenting research on what burial families know and want regarding vaults......

 

Lance Ray Promoted to COO of Pierce Chemical

Lance Ray promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Wilbert's Pierce Chemical group......

 

American Cemetery article: Q&A on Wilbert & Suhor Merger

Wilbert president Dennis Welzenbach discusses the Wilbert/Suhor Industries merger......

 

Wilbert Funeral Services & Suhor Industries to Merge

Apr 15, 2014 09:43 AM

Wilbert to merge with its largest Licensee......

 

Thirty Wilbert Licensees Earn Achievement Awards

Special achievement and sales awards presented at annual meeting......

 

Six Pierce Chemical Reps Earn Awards

Special achievement and sales awards presented at annual meeting. .....

 
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Commemorating Life with Burial Vaults

Article in Southern Funeral Director about memorialization and burial vaults......

 

Most Expensive Memorial Jewelry Ever Created?

Memorial jewelry is typically not in the luxury jewelry category…until now......

 

53 Wilbert Licensees Achieve 2013 Ultimate Service Provider

The highest manufacturing & service award for Wilbert Licensees......

 
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Pierce's John Firestone Marks 50 Years of Service

Wilbert/Pierce congratulates John Firestone on 50 years of dedicated service......

 
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Wilbert Offers New Philanthropic Program for Fallen First Responders

Program donates burial vaults, or cremation urns and urn vaults, to families of fallen first responders.​.....

 
 
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