TORONTO, ONTARIO/December 12, 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 Schrader, Aragon & Jacoby Funeral Home, Mountain View Memorial Park and Bustard & Jacoby Funerals, Cremation, Monuments and Receptions (collectively “Jacoby”), a group of businesses consisting of two stand-alone funeral homes and one stand-alone cemetery located in Cheyenne and Casper, Wyoming.
“For almost 100 years, our businesses have had the privilege of serving and supporting the families of the Cheyenne and Casper communities through all aspects of funeral service and bereavement care. We are excited to partner with Park Lawn to continue our distinct level of service as the largest funeral and cremation provider in Wyoming,” stated Jeffrey Jacoby, a former co-owner of Jacoby.
“The addition of the Jacoby businesses solidifies Park Lawn’s continuing commitment to its growth strategy in partnering with premier operators,” said J. Bradley Green, Chief Executive Officer of PLC. Mr. Green continued, “We are excited to welcome the Jacoby teams to Park Lawn.”
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 eighteen U.S. states.
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