Two Family Businesses Unite As Thacker Caskets Acquires Madison County Casket Company

From a press release.

Thacker Caskets is pleased to announce the completion of an acquisition of Madison County Casket, also known as Canton Casket Company. This is one of Thacker’s largest acquisitions and will extend Thacker’s distribution network to include funeral homes throughout Mississippi and into Louisiana. The acquisition took place on Friday, June 16, 2017. This is Thacker’s sixth overall acquisition in the casket industry, and second within the last six months.

The Madison County Casket Company has served customers in the Mississippi and Louisiana markets for almost 90 years. The company’s success is due to the strong relationships it built with its customers, employees, and manufacturers. The business was established in 1930, and for many years manufactured its own caskets. In 2010, the Moore family joined the Sullivan family and renamed the business Madison County Casket Company.

“Preserving the family-owned-and-operated legacy is of utmost importance, as my family has owned this company for three generations,” remarked Ralph Sullivan, co-owner of Madison County Casket Company. He continued, “Thacker’s legacy is just about as long as that of Madison, thus making this partnership a natural fit.”

Co-owner Ron Moore added, “Thacker has continued its growth path over recent years for good reasons. Thacker couples high-quality, American-made caskets with several value-added services like Remembrance Line™, merchandising support, etc. – it is no wonder they continue to grow.” He added, “Because of this, the customers of Madison County Casket will truly benefit from the partnership between the two companies.”

“Madison’s rich and longstanding legacy, along with the proximity to our manufacturing plant in northwest Alabama, made this a natural fit for Thacker as well,” said CJ Thacker. “We are ecstatic to be adding the customers and employees of Madison County to the Thacker family!” Much of the Madison County Casket product line will be brought into the Thacker line within Madison’s distribution area. Thacker is also excited to announce that the Madison County employees will remain onboard and become part of the Thacker family.

Thacker Caskets, Inc., directly serves funeral homes in 17 states via its network of 13 distribution centers throughout the east coast, midwest, and southern regions of the United States. In business since 1939, Thacker remains committed to providing funeral homes high-quality products at an honest price, as well as continuing the family-owned legacy of Madison Casket Company.

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