PITTSBURGH, PA – Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions, a division of Matthews Memorialization, today announced it has sold its Alliance St. Laurent casket manufacturing facility (ASL), located in New Brunswick, Canada, to Victoriaville & Co., Inc. Victoriaville will continue to operate the facility and will provide caskets to Matthews Aurora under a long-term supply agreement. This transaction will create no change in product availability or pricing for any products Matthews Aurora supplies to its funeral home customers. Matthews Aurora will continue to sell to its distributor customers products made at its manufacturing facilities. Distributors can continue to buy ASL products directly from ASL/Victoriaville.

“We thank the Alliance St. Laurent employees for their service to Matthews Aurora, and we look forward to continuing to supply ASL products to our funeral home customers through our supply arrangement with Victoriaville. This divestiture represents a manufacturing consolidation as part of our integration of the Aurora Casket Company. We continue to invest to deliver world class manufacturing capabilities and superior product quality at our core casket manufacturing plants.” said Steve Gackenbach, Group President, Matthews Memorialization.

“Victoriaville is excited to continue the tradition of producing quality and innovative products at Alliance St. Laurent,” said Alain Dumont, President of Victoriaville & Co. “We are confident that ASL is a great fit for us, and we look forward to growing the business and meeting the ever-changing needs of today’s funeral professionals.”

About Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions
Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions is a division of Matthews International. Matthews Aurora is committed to helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and solutions that meet the needs of every family who wish to honor and remember their loved one. As a leading provider to the funeral home industry, we offer our customers an extensive variety of high-quality wood, metal and cremation caskets, urns, keepsakes, memorial jewelry, stationery and other programs, products and solutions. The Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions team is focused on providing our funeral home customers with outstanding service and support, helping funeral homes better serve the families in their communities. For more information about how we can help your firm, please contact your Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Service Consultant or call us at 1-800-457-1111.

About Victoriaville & Co.
Founded in 1907 and committed exclusively to the funeral industry since 1948, Victoriaville & Co. is a fourth-generation family business that employs hundreds of people in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Victoriaville & Co. has become the third-largest manufacturer of hardwood caskets in North America and one of the most important distributors of funeral products.