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The Messenger Company acquires Bass-Mollett Publishers

AUBURN, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2022) – The Messenger Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bass-Mollett Publishers. The acquisition brings together the funeral industry’s two leading stationery providers, whose combined product line, personalization options and technology solutions will create the broadest product platforms available for funeral homes.

Bass-Mollett, a family-owned business, has served its funeral home clientele with outstanding products and exceptional service since 1951. John Flowers, president and CEO of Bass-Mollett Publishers, says, “Today we celebrate the coming together of two well established family companies with more than 180 years of combined and dedicated service to the funeral industry. Both companies put their funeral home clients at the forefront of what they do and the synergies of products, staff and operations will significantly enhance our opportunities to serve customers with comprehensive solutions.”

Kevin Tkacz, president at Messenger, commented, “Bass-Mollett is very well respected within the industry and our common focus on excellent customer service and product solutions make this a natural addition to the Messenger ‘family’.”

Heather Garman, vice president of sales and marketing at Messenger, will lead the worldwide efforts of both sales and service teams to ensure customer satisfaction continues to be the highest priority. Heather commented, “It’s exciting to be part of this historic event where two long-established brands come together for the common good of serving our funeral home clients.”

All sales and customer service inquires will be handled by the respective companies at this time. To reach Messenger, please continue to call 1.800.827.5151 or email messenger@messsengerllc.com. To reach Bass-Mollett, please call 1.800.851.4046.