BROADVIEW, IL, October 2, 2014 – In a recent surprise announcement, Joseph U. Suhor, III, Chairman of the Board, Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., informed employees and the Wilbert Licensee network of his intention to initiate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for the sale of his stock and the stock of the controlling group of shareholders. This will allow employees to share in the company’s growth and success while also ensuring long-term commitment to its Licensees and customers.
Mackinaw Island provided a picturesque background to the 2014 Doric Products, Inc. annual fall meeting. Cheboygan Cement Products Inc. hosted Doric Dealers from around the U.S. and Canada at their plant in addition to providing insight to their diverse operation. Guest speakers educated Dealers on a variety of topics to help grow their businesses. The weekend concluded with the distribution of annual sales awards and recognition to longstanding members of Doric Products.
BROADVIEW, IL, September 22, 2014 – Wilbert Funeral Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Stewart to Regional Vice-President for the direct operations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado and North Texas. His responsibilities include sales and marketing as well as operational oversight for the twelve Wilbert Funeral Services locations serving funeral professionals throughout the region.
BATESVILLE, IN., September 16, 2014 – Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, announced the addition of a new category of premium memorial stationery and additional Catholic-inspired collections, designed by Hallmark Cards, Inc., to meet the expectations of today’s consumers. These new products combine high quality construction and materials, deluxe finishes and opulent touches that are not available in standard stationery offerings.
BROADVIEW, IL, October 1, 2014 – Wilbert Funeral Services introduces The Forever ProgramSM, a themed commemoration package that ties together burial or urn vault carapace images with keepsakes to create a meaningful experience and remembrance for families.
West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company President-CEO Steve Lang announced today that veteran industry leader Steve Shaffer will become the company’s Chief Operating Officer effective October 1. A thorough search commenced when Lang vacated that position upon succeeding Graham Cook as Homesteaders’ CEO on March 1 of this year.
Matthews International today announced the release of a new Bio Cremation® unit designed for the North American market. The new cremator uses the water-based alkaline hydrolysis (AH) process that Matthews helped introduce to this market in 2009,