Tag: burial vaults

Afternoon Edition

Don’t forget about WilbertEDU

The other day I received an invitation to register and attend the the upcoming National Funeral Directors (NFDA) Convention in Baltimore.  It made me think and realize that I am behind in my CEU units due for Minnesota license renewal come January 1.  I’m planning to attend the NFDA convention and will get some needed CEU credits there. About the same time I received an e-mail from the fine folks at Wilbert reminding me about their upcoming WilbertEDU webinar featuring […]

Afternoon Edition

Don’t forget about free Continuing Education credits offered by Wilbert

If you are like me, you might not even know where you are sitting with Continuing Education credits to keep your license current.  I need to check because I know that because of the Covid pandemic some of the CE credits required for my funeral director and insurance agent requirements were temporarily suspended because of the difficulty in getting these credits during that time. I was reminded of that fact the other day when I was switching out copy for […]

Cemetery Finance Products

Wilbert merges Memorial Monument into fold

In a transaction announced last week but completed on December 27, 2021, according to this press release, Wilbert has merged operations with Memorial Monuments & Vaults (MMV) headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. According to the press release, MMV has 19 locations in the western part of the United States and provides monuments and related funeral services to retail, funeral, and cemetery customers. Here’s what Mark Bates, CEO of Wilbert, said of the transaction, “The combination of Wilbert’s financial resources, national distribution, […]

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Afternoon edition: FDLIC brightens up, SCI buys adjoining cemetery property, and more

In today’s afternoon edition of Funeral Director Daily we have a couple of national firms in the news for differing reasons.  First of all, we will tell you of Funeral Directors Life (FDLIC) and their investment in saving some of the world’s energy.  They recently added a parking lot that will be covered by about 1300 solar panels that will provide energy for the company’s corporate headquarters.  You can see photos in this article here. And we also bring you […]

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In Today’s News

We noticed an article and a news story this morning that we thought were worth sharing.  The first story is from Bloomberg News and is entitled “Mortuary Company Stays ahead of Debt by Digging graves before People Die”.  You can read the story here, which deals with public death care company StoneMor Partners and their policy of putting vaults in the ground upon the pre-need sale in order to collect revenue at that time instead of waiting to collect from […]


New Jersey Cemetery Worker Rescued

According to an article in the Morristown (NJ) Daily Record that you can read here, Hanover cemetery worker Peter Ferencze was rescued after an 800 pound vault cover “fell in” and pinned him at the bottom of an open grave on Tuesday. According to the article, Ferencze was treated for chest injuries and released from Morristown Medical Center.  The article also implies that a co-worker, who had been on the job for “one day”,  was also transported to the hospital […]