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Wilbert acquires Continental Casket Company. . .more growth hinted

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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 caskets, unsurpassed customer service, and great value.  Going forward, we are committed to enhancing these great characteristics for all of Continental’s customers.”

Mark Bates, President and CEO of Wilbert made the following comment, “Continental joins Astral Industries, Signet Supply, and Hoffman Burial Supplies which together represent Wilbert’s Casket Division, with further expansion expected.”

The wholly owned brands of Wilbert now include, according to the press release, Wilbert, Pierce, Astral, Signet Supply, Hoffman Burial Supply, Wilbert Memorials, and SI Precast.

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