September 2020

Page B8 SEPTEMBER 2020 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on B Funeral Directors Research,Inc. AMRA INSTRUMENT, LLC 623 N. Tower (P.O. Box 359) Centralia, WA 98531 “the shorter the supply line the better off you are” WEB DIRECT GIFT & PRICING TM ® MKJ introduces Marketing Packages LARGO,FL— There are few absolutes in funeral service marketing, but if there is one it’s that consumers have ques- tions about funerals, cremation, pre-need, funeral cost, fu- neral etiquette, pet grief and how to personalize a funeral, and they have more questions today than ever before. Repetition is the foundation of effective advertising, which is why we believe you need to tell consumers what you cando, how, andwhy it benefits the consumer over and over, and on multiple media. MKJ is introducing Market- ing Packages designed to drive home the messages impor- tant to the success of your business as well as the consumers’ satisfaction. Each package includes a television advertise- ment, local newspaper ad and 500 printed brochures. Choose from Family Ownership; Cremation; Affordabil- ity or Personalization. You can view advertisements at Visiting a funeral home for a visitation or funeral causes one to wonder about their own mortality, which is why printed brochures readily available in lobbies, reception rooms, coffee rooms and even lady’s restrooms are effec- tive advertising. MKJ Marketing offers a full spectrum of informative brochures, both in print but also digital ver- sions that can be attached to any funeral home web site. All MKJ brochures are full color, multi page brochures with professional copy writing. The following brochures have been discounted and are currently in stock: Be- ing Prepared Spanish; Cremation Options; Death Away From Home; Family Ownership; How Much Does A Funeral Cost; Funeral Etiquette; Helping Children Cope With Death; Green Ideas; Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Fu- neral Planning; Ways to Remember; and Ten Mistakes to Avoid when Selecting Cremation. All are available with and without crematory versions. To order samples of printed or digital versions of MKJ consumer information brochures, visit or telephone 888-655-1566. Woodfold acquires Panelfold Intellectual Property intellectual property of the accor- dion door products of Panelfold Inc., which ceased operations in September 2019. The purchase included the in- formation and drawings related to the accordion line of products at Panelfold, not any manufac- turing materials or equipment. Woodfold is making the neces- sary manufacturing adjustments at their plant in Forest Grove, Oregon in preparation of full- scale production of the acoustic accordion doors purchased in the acquisition. Woodfold does not intend to directly recreate the Panelfold door designs, but rather imple- ment changes to create a hybrid design to maximize quality and performance under the Wood- fold brand. The process, which Since 1957, Woodfold has been creating unique door solutions, including custom accordion doors, luxury hardwood window shutters and hardwood roll-up (coiling) doors. Their accordion doors are ideal for the deathcare industry, medical rooms, and dental offices, in areas that re- quire privacy. The changes in de- sign will also offer a reduction in audible noise. Woodfold doors are quick and simple to install and ex- cellent for separating spac- es. Manufacturing time is two weeks and space size, wheth- er small or large, is not a prob- lem. They offer nationwide de- livery and installation. Visit or email for more information. FOREST GROVE,OR— Woodfold Manufacturing will be launching a new line of accordion doors in the com- ing months. In November 2019, Woodfold acquired the will take several months to integrate and test, will allow the company to offer a new high STC rated acoustic door line in the latter part of 2020. DISRUPT Media is number 2319 on the Inc. 5000 with three-year Revenue Growth of 180.85% Ryan Thogmartin NEW YORK,NY— Inc. magazine has revealed that DIS- RUPT Media is No. 2319 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fast- est-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies with- in the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zap- pos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well- known names gained their first national ex- posure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “It’s a great honor for DISRUPT Media to be included on the Inc. 5000 list. This achieve- ment is a testament of our dedication to com- pletely changing the way the entire death- care profession looks at marketing. It is a long and hard climb but our team is committed to the mission,” said Ryan Thogmartin , CEO, DISRUPT Media Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an in- credible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s ag- gregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at 000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc . DISRUPT Media is a full-service social media agen- cy built for the now. We partner with deathcare com- panies to drive deep-rooted brand loyalty and mea- surable leads through social media. Learn more at Matthews Reports Results for Fiscal Third Quarter PITTSBURGH,PA— Matthews In- ternational Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2020 and nine months ended June 30, 2020. Financial highlights included signifi- cant third quarter reduction in debt of $104.9 million. Third quarter operat- ing cash flow exceeded $57.0 million, and year-to-date exceeded prior year by $34.2 million. In addition, the memo- rialization segment reported higher sales for third fiscal quarter and year-to-date. Joseph C. Bartolacci , President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “I am very pleased with the perfor- mance of our overall business during these challenging times. The relative stability of our consolidated results reflects the diversity of our core busi- nesses and highlights what we believe to be the strength of the franchise… leading market positions in stable end markets. Our performance has allowed us to deliver very strong cash flow for the fiscal 2020 third quarter and cor- responding debt reduction which well exceeded last year’s performance. “The Memorialization segment re- ported sales growth compared to a year ago, reflecting higher casket sales and an increase in sales of cremation equipment. These gains were partial- ly offset by lower cemetery memori- al products sales, which were impact- ed by many local stay-at-home orders that limited families’ access with cem- eteries to arrange for their memorials. However, we anticipate most of these orders are deferred to a future date. “I remain extremely proud of the ef- forts of our leadership team to ensure the safety and well-being of our em- ployees under these challenging con- ditions and I continue to be equally as proud of the work and commit- ment of our employees.” Matthews International also an- nounced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.21 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable Au- gust 17, 2020 to stockholders of re- cord on August 3, 2020. Matthews International Corpora- tion is a global provider of brand so- lutions, memorialization products and industrial technologies. The Memori- alization segment is a leading provider of memorialization products, includ- ing memorials, caskets and cremation and incineration equipment, primarily to cemetery and funeral home custom- ers that help families move from grief to remembrance. The Company has ap- proximately 11,000 employees in more than 25 countries on six continents that are committed to delivering the highest quality products and services.