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Wilbert Funeral Services acquires Carrera Manufacturing

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS (May 2, 2022) – Wilbert Funeral Services announced Tuesday the acquisition of certain assets of Carrera Manufacturing, also doing business as W&M Manufacturing and Pier-Mac Plastics.

Based in Portland, Indiana, Carrera is a molding and finishing manufacturer that produces casket hardware, automotive/transportation components, and other consumer products.

“This transaction supports Wilbert’s continued growth strategy and ongoing investment in complementary products and services benefiting funeral professionals and the families they serve,” stated Mark Bates, president & CEO of Wilbert. “Carrera joins Astral within our casket division and going forward will do business as Astral Molding & Finishing.”

“We are excited to complete the acquisition and further integrate the production of finish casket hardware into our ongoing manufacturing operations. Combining our operations yields a number of synergies for our company and ultimately the funeral professionals we serve,” added Don Robinson, president of Wilbert’s casket division. “Astral Molding & Finishing will not only support our internal demand but will continue to support the hardware requirements for a range of other casket manufacturers in North America. Going forward, we are committed to enhancing and expanding on the assets acquired in order to exceed the needs of our customers.”

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