January 2021

Page B8 JANUARY 2021 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on B www. vischerfuneralsupplies.com DESIGN l PRODUCTS l VENTILATION 7 2 0 . 5 8 3 . 1 8 8 6 l V I S I T OU R I D E A G A L L E RY l D U N C A N S T UA R T TOD D . COM Partnership adds Affordable Infant Product Line Ultimate Grass for Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Pearl’s Premium grass’s 48 inch deep roots (rather than the 3”- 6” roots of ordinary grass) tap into much more soil moisture and nutrients to form a dense healthy turf to better resist insects, dis- ease and salt along roads. This grass stays green year round in extreme hot of summer or cold of winter or during mandatory water re- strictions. No need to spend time and money in fall over- seeding warm weather grass that goes brown or dormant, needing to be replanted with annual rye to have green grass in the winter, down south. Rather than having brown grass in winter or light yel- low green grass in summer, Pearl’s Premium transforms the lawn year round to lush dark green, relatively weed- free grass. Ideal to compli- ment the property, stone monuments, and flowers as it grows well in both full sunlight and under trees in deep shade. Bronze markers are saved from discoloration because there is no need for lawn chemicals when grass is planted thickly and mowed tall. The Pearl’s grass extreme deep roots and increased blade surface area will se- quester carbon out of the air at 8X the rate of shallow root grass, lowering your carbon footprint, helping to reduce climate change and extreme weather, thus improving our environment and your com- munity. From more surface area per square foot above the soil and the types of grass seeds, Pearl’s produces 24X the oxygen of some grasses, to create a healthy and re- freshing environment. With 75% less mowing noise your property is more peaceful and pleasant. With no chem- icals there are more butter- flies and song birds Pearl’s Premium special grass can be mowed at 3.5” tall to have a manicured lawn or left uncut to grow a little taller so it leans over creating aNo-MowMeadowonly 3-4 inches high. This No-Mow option hides tree roots and is excellent for undeveloped areas and steep hills. Left un-mowed to just lean over abutting trees can eliminate mulching or weed whacking close to tree trunks. The four foot deep roots prevent ero- sion and soil collapse. Pearl’s Premium does not spread sideways to invade flowers, so no weeding the grass out of flowerbeds. A game changer, Pearl’s Premium is growing in over 500,000 lawns in all cli- mates of the world. By elim- inating the need for chemi- cal fertilizers and pesticides, Pearl’s Premium lawns are safer for children, pets, drinking water, mainte- nance employees, property staff and the environment. With over 300 rave reviews from master gardeners and experts, plus national and international awards for in- novation, Pearl’s Premium is also the only grass to receive LEED credits from the US Green Building Council. October through Feb- ruary is the best time of year to plant Pearl’s Pre- mium Ultra Low Main- tenance Lawn Seed in the deep south or in Califor- nia. In the northern part of the country, spring is the next best time to plant, or plant in fall. To learn how you can have barefoot soft, lush green grass at your cemetery, funeral home, or your own home visit www. PearlsPremium.com. Call (508)653-0800 for details and get deep discount pric- ing for this industry. Continued from Page B1 New Personalized Jewelry and Keepsakes from Legacy Touch Kristin Crawford LEES SUMMIT,MO— Legacy Touch has announced new products that will help more families feel a tangi- ble connection to a loved one. Combining industry-leading innovation and the lat- est style trends, Legacy Touch’s new products are as beautiful as they are meaningful. All keepsakes and jewelry are handcrafted with the upmost care and de- tail, creating touching heirloom pieces for families. The new personalized jewelry and keepsake piec- es now available include: Gemstone Cremation Urn Pendant; Vertical Bar Pendant; Keepsake Teddy Bear; Christmas Ornament; Stainless Steel Keychain; Matte Black Titanium Ring; and Titanium Ring. Legacy Touch Welcomes Kristin Crawford as Merchandise Director Legacy Touch is proud to welcome Kristin Craw- ford as the new merchan- dise director. This new role will help the com- pany continue to devel- op their product line with innovative and meaning- ful pieces for families, ex- panding on a variety of new products that were recently launched. Crawford joins the Leg- acy Touch team with many years of experience as a merchandise buyer at Helzberg Diamonds. There, she managed prod- uct development, vendor relations, cost and sourc- ing analysis, and assort- ment creation. Brett Logan, president of Legacy Touch states, “The key to our success has been in the strate- gic addition of top tal- ent, and hiring Kristin is a prime example of that. Kristin will undoubtably take our current prod- uct offering to new lev- els, providing families an even more curated selec- tion, and cementing our place in the market as the top choice for high qual- ity Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes.” Legacy Touch creates superior custom finger- print jewelry and keep- sakes, helping families honor the love they share. Many of these Keepsakes can be shipped within 24 hours, in time for funer- al services or other im- portant events, creating a memorable and touch- ing moment for fami- lies. Every piece is care- fully handcrafted by local artists who give in- credible attention to de- tail to ensure each keep- sake and jewelry piece is as unique as the love it represents. To learn more about these meaning- ful new pieces, or to per- sonalize your own, visit www .LegacyTouch.com. Matthews reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results; increases Quarterly Dividend PITTSBURGH,PA— Matthews International Corpo- ration (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 fourth quarter and fiscal year end- ed September 30, 2020. In discussing the Company’s re- sults for the quarter, Joseph C. Bartolacci , President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We had a strong finish to fiscal 2020 and we believe the Company performed very well on a consolidated basis in this difficult environment. “Sales and adjusted EBITDA for the Memorialization segment were higher during the fiscal 2020 fourth quar- ter compared to a year ago driven by strong sales of cas- kets, cemetery memorial products and cremation equip- ment. An increase in deaths, primarily resulting from the impact of COVID-19, was the principal factor in the year-over-year sales growth.” Mathews has also announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.215 per share on the Compa- ny’s common stock, representing an increase to the Com- pany’s quarterly dividend rate. Matthews International Corporation is a global provid- er of brand solutions, memorialization products and in- dustrial technologies. The Memorialization segment is a leading provider of memorialization products, including memorials, caskets and cremation and incineration equip- ment, primarily to cemetery and funeral home customers that help families move from grief to remembrance. The Company has approximately 11,000 employees in more than 25 countries on six continents that are committed to delivering the highest quality products and services. Heavenly Angel Wagon Infant Casket/Vault TALLULAH,LA— Eligah Bowman, CEO of C & C Wood and Metal Products, Inc is proud to announce a partnership with Love and Care Infant Casket Compa- ny. Affordable infant cloth caskets, infant vaults and infant casket biers will join the line of products now available. A unique casket bier, the Heavenly Wagon is a beautiful stand for infant/vault caskets. “We designed the Heaven- ly Wagon to represent a loving, caring, peaceful moment for the family at their time of need,” Bowman said. “We care about our customers, so it is imperative that we provide a high level of service and support. Being a small company, we can visit our customer and work to design a unit for them at a budget point that works.” On the unique side, C & C offers a novelty Casket Hold- er. Available in walnut gloss or burn pine finish, the cas- ket holds candles, pencils, business cards, etc. The head panel can include the funeral home name. The Wash Your Hands model features a spot to store your hand sanitizer. Visit www.ccwoodandmetal.com or email ccwoodandmetal@gmail.com for more information.