Tag: Wilbert

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, […]


Wilbert acquires Continental Casket Company. . .more growth hinted

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. announced last week that they had acquired certain assets of the Continental Casket Company of Watseka, Illinois.  According to a press release received by Funeral Director Daily, “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.” According to Don Robinson, President of Wilbert’s Casket Division, “Continental is a great brand in the mid-west with a history of top quality […]

Afternoon Edition

Short on staff? . . . . Global Recruiters may be able to help

If you follow the news you know that employment staffing is difficult all over America right now.  The death care profession is certainly no different.  If you are looking for staff or you are an individual that wants to know what is available in the death care employment field, you need to give Global Recruiters of Batesville a call. Recently Bob Heidlage purchased the Global Recruiters of Cincinnati and moved it back to Batesville, Indiana, where it was originally founded.  […]

Afternoon Edition

News you can Use

In our continuing desire to keep funeral service professionals up to date on what is happening in the industry, we bring you these sources of information which may be of information to you.  Have a great weekend. NFDA “A Brush with Death” podcast series —  Podcast #25 brings you the “Class of 2021”.  In this podcast four members of this year’s mortuary science graduating classes from around the country share what they have learned and what they anticipate their careers […]

Cemetery Products

Wilbert adds precast concrete company

It’s not only funeral homes and cemeteries that are in the business of growing their businesses to better serve clientele. Last week we received word that Wilbert, Inc., the nation’s preeminent burial vault company, made an acquisition to bolster their presence in the Northeast corridor of the United States.  Here is the information that we received in that press release: Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (“WFSI”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Maki Family Precast Concrete Businesses of West […]

Products Regulations

Wilbert offering free CEU hours to funeral directors

I’ve learned, and am not surprised, that there are companies out there that really understand that the coronavirus pandemic has been detrimental in many ways.  I never really thought about it but for those of us who like to get our continuing education hours in a live setting, we realize that those settings have been discontinued in the wake of social regulations in our society this year. While I understand that has been tremendously detrimental on companies from all industries […]


Neither snow nor rain nor heat. . . . .

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”  That is the motto or creed of the United States Postal Service that serves every address in the United States.  The department has came under fire lately for the costs it accrues in keeping that creed. . . .but that is another topic for another time. Today, we are going to touch on keeping that motto or creed intact.  […]