TORONTO, ONTARIO/September 12, 2022/ACCESSWIRE – Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC, PLC.U) (“Park Lawn” or “PLC”) has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of Shackelford Corporation (“Shackelford”), a group of businesses consisting of eight stand-alone funeral homes, two stand-alone cemeteries and one on-site funeral home and cemetery located in and around the Savannah, Tennessee area.
“For over 90 years, Shackelford has been a leader dedicated to excellence in not only our profession, but also the communities we serve throughout Chester, Hardeman, Hardin, McNairy and Wayne Counties. As we move into the next phase of our journey, we are excited to partner with Park Lawn who will ensure that the Shackelford vision of integrity and excellence in service is preserved,” said Claire Shackelford, President of Shackelford.
J. Bradley Green, Chief Executive Officer of PLC stated, “Shackelford is a premier group of businesses, and we are honored that the Shackelford family has chosen to work together with Park Lawn to preserve their strong reputation within the communities they serve.” Mr. Green continued, “Through the addition of Shackelford, Park Lawn has established a substantial footprint in western Tennessee as it continues to solidify its strength in the southeast.”
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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