TORONTO, ONTARIO/August 8, 2022/ACCESSWIRE – Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC, PLC.U) (“PLC” or “Park Lawn”) has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of Farris Funeral Service, Inc. and Affiliated Service Group, Inc. (“Farris”), a group of businesses consisting of one stand-alone funeral home and one on-site funeral home and cemetery located in Abingdon, Virginia.
“For 70 years, our family has served the families of the Washington County region and surrounding area with compassion, integrity and excellence. Through our partnership with Park Lawn, we will continue this unparalleled level of service as my brother, David Farris, returns to lead the business and maintain our ties with the community,” stated Kim Farris Luke, a former co-owner of Farris.
“We are honored that the Farris family has chosen to enter into the next chapter of their history with Park Lawn and look forward to working with them and their team for many years to come,” said J. Bradley Green, Chief Executive Officer of PLC. Mr. Green continued, “With the addition of Farris, Park Lawn has not only entered into a new high growth market in Virginia, but it has also demonstrated its commitment to continue to partner with premier businesses as well as expand its footprint in the southeast region.”
About Park Lawn Corporation:
PLC provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains. Products and services are sold on a pre-planned basis (pre-need) or at the time of a death (at-need). PLC and its subsidiaries own and operate businesses including cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, chapels, planning offices and a transfer service. PLC operates in three Canadian provinces and seventeen U.S. states.
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