More from the floor. . . . Supplier news from the NFDA Convention

By Funeral Director Daily / September 21, 2023 /

  My favorite time annually at the National Funeral Directors Convention (NFDA) is when I get to roam the Expo Hall among all of Death Care’s suppliers and just visit.  Sometimes it is about new and exciting products and sometimes it is just catching up with an old friend. . . . . and sometimes…

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Need CEU’s. . . .Give WilbertEDU a chance

By Funeral Director Daily / September 5, 2023 /

    Next week at this time I will have taken a big step in satifying my annual Continuing Education (CEU) requirements for my State of Minnesota license.  I looked into what opportunites are available at the NFDA Convention in Las Vegas coming up and started planning my schedule.   However, even if you do…

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Wilbert publishes new “Cremation Choices Catalog”

By Funeral Director Daily / September 22, 2022 /

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) the leading provider of burial vaults and cremation-related products and services in North America, is pleased to announce the launch of their new Cremation Choices Catalog on October 1st. Wilbert Merchandising Manager, Mike Devaney stated, “We are excited about the new expanded catalog. We are adding 80 new urns and…

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WilbertEDU to present “Grief in Children’s Literature” CEU webinar

By Funeral Director Daily / August 24, 2022 /

On Thursday, September 1, Wilbert’s WilbertEDU continuing education series will feature author Jessica Vitalis discussing her 2021 book, The Wolf’s Curse.  Here’s what Wilbert says about the topic: “In this WilbertEDU session, Jessica discusses grief in children’s literature and how she came to write The Wolf’s Curse, which chronicles the journey of a 12-year-old apprentice…

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Industry leaders team up for “Growth and Expansion” webinar

By Funeral Director Daily / August 8, 2022 /

Industry leading consulting firm Johnson Consulting Group along with industry leading financial firm Live Oak Bank will be combining to offer a webinar on Wednesday, August 10.  The webinar title is “Opportunities for Growth and Expansion” and will offer advice on “financing in the funeral market such as first-time acquisition tips, ground-up expansions, renovations, refinancing,…

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Don’t forget about WilbertEDU

By Funeral Director Daily / July 21, 2022 /

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…

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Wilbert, Park Lawn make acquisitions

By Funeral Director Daily / May 9, 2022 /

We’ve mentioned that many death care companies are intent on growing and right now many seem to have the cash-flow to fuel those acquisitions that lead to company growth.  Just last week Wilbert, Inc. announced an acquisition of a molding and finishing manufacturer who produces casket hardware, automotive/transportation components, and other consumer products. On the…

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

By Funeral Director Daily / May 4, 2022 /

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…

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Wilbert merges Memorial Monument into fold

By Funeral Director Daily / January 13, 2022 /

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…

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Wilbert acquires Continental Casket Company. . .more growth hinted

By Funeral Director Daily / October 18, 2021 /

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,…

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