CLINTON, Md. – Thacker Caskets has completed the acquisition of Madison County Casket, also known as Canton Casket Co., the company announced in a news release. 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. This is Thacker’s sixth overall acquisition in the casket industry, and second within the last six months.
The Madison County Casket Co. 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 their own caskets. In 2010 the Moore family joined the Sullivan family and renamed the business Madison County Casket Co.
“Preserving the family owned and operated legacy is of utmost importance as my family has owned this company for three generations,” said Ralph Sullivan, co-owner of Madison County Casket Co. 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, mid-west, 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 Co.
For more information on Thacker Caskets, visit www.thackercaskets.com or call 800-637-8891.
Posted June 26, 2017