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Wilbert Announces Award Winners at WMA Conference

October 11, 2010

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Wilbert Announces Award Winners at WMA Conference

imageA Record 58 Locations Honored With USP Designation

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (WFSI) presented its sales and service awards at the Wilbert Manufacturing Association (WMA) annual meeting in Albuquerque, NM. The ceremony took place during the awards banquet on September 21.

For achieving the highest overall revenue in cremation products, Arnold Wilbert Corporation in Goldsboro, NC, received the Pinnacle award for cremation sales. Receiving sales awards for their performance in growing sales with cremation products were Williams Wilbert Vault, Des Moines, IA; Quincy Wilbert Vault, Quincy, IL; and Arnold Wilbert Corporation, NC.

In recognition of their performance in revenue percentage growth, the following ten firms were honored with Pinnacle awards for overall sales ? Wilbert Vault of Connecticut, Bridgeport, CT; The Fort Miller Service Corp., Greenwich, NY; Smith Wilbert Vault, Bangor, PA; Turner Vault , Lima, OH; Columbus Wilbert Vault, Columbus, GA; Windsor Vault Company, Oldcastle, ON; Quincy Wilbert Vault, Quincy, IL; Western Wilbert Vault, Minot, ND; Memorial Monuments and Vaults, Meridian, ID; and SI Funeral Services, St. Joe, MO.

Four licensees were acknowledged with an award for growth in total overall sales over the past year. They were The Fort Miller Service Corp, Greenwich, NY; Josten Wilbert Vault, Sioux Falls, SD; Wilbert Vaults of Houston and Arnold Wilbert, NC.

In total, 58 licensee operations achieved the status of Ultimate Service Provider, the highest service honor one can achieve as a Wilbert licensee. Only licensees that score in the top 15% on the rigorous graveside service evaluation are eligible for the Ultimate Service Provider award. Among the standards that are rated by WFSI field service engineers are the condition of the equipment and materials, the appearance of the personnel and the quality of the Wilbert vaults.

Ultimate Service Provider winners were SI Funeral Service, Commerce City, CO; Bailey Monument and Vault, Waycross, GA; Burlington Wilbert Vault Works, Inc., Crestview, FL Burlington IA; Wilbert Burial Vault Co., Clinton Wilbert Vaults, Inc., Clinton, IA; Roland-Wilbert Vault Co., Inc., Marion, IA; Fort Dodge, IA; Mason City Wilbert Vault Co., Mason City, IA; Sioux City Wilbert Vault Co., Sioux City, IA; Waterloo Wilbert Vault Co., Waterloo, IA; Northern Illinois Vault Co., Inc., Belvidere, IL; Kelley Vault Co., Inc., Danville, IL; Knauer, Industries, Ltd., Joliet, IL; Peoria Wilbert Vault Co., Inc., Metamora, IL; Quincy Wilbert Vault, Quincy, IL; Sterling Vault Co., Sterling, IL; Schultz Wilbert Vault Co., Streator, IL; Minnick Services, Corp., Ft. Wayne, IN; Richmond Wilbert Vault, Richmond, IN; SI Funeral Services, Kinsley, KS; SI Funeral Services, Wamego, KS ; SI Funeral Services, Wichita, KS; Richards-Wilbert, Inc, Hagerstown, MD; Brutsche Concrete Products, Battle Creek, MI; Saginaw Wilbert Vault Corporation, Saginaw MI; Brown-Wilbert, Inc., Lakeville, MN; Brown-Wilbert, Inc., Mankato, MN; Brown-Wilbert, Inc., Morris, MN; Brown-Wilbert, Inc., Redwood Falls, MN; Brown-Wilbert, Inc., St. Cloud, MN; SI Funeral Services, Grandview, MO; SI Funeral Services, Moberly, MO; SI Funeral Services, Rolla, MO; SI Funeral Services, Springfield, MO; SI Funeral Services, St. Joseph, MO; St. Louis Wilbert Vault Co., St. Louis, MO; Asheville Wilbert Vault Services, Inc., Candler, NC; Yates Wilbert Vault Co., Inc., Charlotte, NC; Arnold Wilbert Corporation, Goldsboro, NC; Goria Enterprises, Inc., Greensboro, NC; Wilbert Vault Company, Lumberton, NC; Brown-Wilbert, Inc., Fargo, ND; Northern Wilbert Vault Service, Grand Forks, ND; Baxter Burial Vaults, Cincinnati, OH; Turner Vault, Lima, OH; Bell Vault & Monument, Miamisburg, OH; Turner Vault, Northwood, OH; SI Funeral Services, Lawton, OK; SI Funeral Services, Oklahoma City, OK; SI Funeral Services, Sulphur, OK; SI Funeral Services, Tulsa, OK; Columbia Wilbert Vault Co., Cayce, SC; Wilbert Burial Vault Co., Inc., Greenville, SC; Charleston Wilbert Vault Co., Inc., Summerville, SC; Lawrenceburg Burial Vault, Co., Lawrenceburg, TN; Wilbert Vaults of Houston, Houston, TX; SI Funeral Services, San Antonio, TX; Richards-Wilbert, Inc. Mt. Jackson, VA; Richards-Wilbert, Inc., Roanoke, VA and Brown-Wilbert, Inc., Sun Prairie, WI.