She, like most funeral directors I have met, cares very deeply about what she does. It is a unique ministry — the last ministry a person may perform for the deceased and their loved ones.
The recent death of Cal Wilkerson, V.P. of Marketing for U.S. Cremation Equipment, left a hole in our hearts. Cal was a founder of our company and a much-loved and respected member of our corporate family. While the face of U.S. Cremation Equipment may be different, the company is even stronger than ever, having experienced record sales in the past few months. We know Cal is pleased.
Are you ready for it? And by ready, I mean, have you found a way to be your best version of you – both personally and professionally – in 2014?
Brenda Schmitz wrote a letter with three wishes right before she died, but asked a friend not to mail it until her husband had fallen in love again.
The FTC said it had worked with attorneys general from several states to examine how local markets for funeral and cemetery services would be affected by the deal and had found 59 communities in which the merger was likely to “substantially lessen competition.”
SCI agreed to sell off 91 properties to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust concerns about its acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, the second-largest funeral provider. The announcement came as SCI, the dominant player in the U.S. funeral business, said it had completed the $1.4 billion deal, which is expected to give the company roughly 15 percent of the overall market and annual revenue of nearly $3 billion.
ASD Donates $1,000 to Spastic Paraplegic Foundation as Part of Company’s “Exercise for a Cause” Program
Employees at ASD – Answering Service for Directors recently met a company-wide goal of exercising for 1,000 hours on the company’s unique Treadmill and Recumbent bike workstations. As part of ASD’s “Exercise for a Cause” program, $1000 was donated by ASD to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation.
Answering Service for Directors has designed a unique workplace perk to help employees stay active at work. The company’s treadmill and recumbent bike stations allow employees to move at a controlled rate while simultaneously answering calls.
“This acquisition will allow both brands and service teams to flourish in new ways. After spending over twenty years of my career at Deaton-Kennedy and over ten years with Messenger, I’m thrilled to see us come together and excited for what this means for our customers.”