TORONTO, ONTARIO/November 15, 2022/ACCESSWIRE – Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC, PLC.U) (“Park Lawn” or “PLC”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Muehlebach Funeral Care in Kansas City, Missouri, Skradski-Pierce Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kansas and Assurance Cremation Society in Kansas City, Missouri (collectively “Muehlebach”). The Muehlebach acquisition expands Park Lawn’s footprint in the Kansas City metropolitan market through the addition of three stand-alone funeral homes.
“We have been serving the greater Kansas City communities for many decades and are excited that our partnership with Park Lawn will allow us to continue to provide personalized service to our families. I am also honored to assume a leadership role in the Kansas City market and look forward to leading Park Lawn’s commitment to compassionate and dignified service,” said Steve Pierce, former owner of Muehlebach.
“With the addition of the Muehlebach businesses, Park Lawn has added a premier group which not only embodies the culture and values of Park Lawn, but also strengthens our presence in the Kansas City market,” said J. Bradley Green, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Green continued, “We are honored to welcome Steve and the Muehlebach teams to the Park Lawn family.”
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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