Matthews International Corp.
| Nasdaq: MATW
Matthews International Corp. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Its memorialization products consist of bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets and cremation equipment for the cemetery and funeral home industries. Brand solutions include graphics imaging products and services, marking products, and merchandising solutions. The company's products and operations are comprised of six business segments: Cemetery Products, Funeral Home Products, Cremation, Graphics Imaging, Marking & Fulfillment Systems and Merchandising Solutions. The Cemetery Products segment manufactures and markets a full line of memorialization products used primarily in cemeteries. It also manufactures and markets architectural products that are produced from bronze, aluminum and other metals, which are used to identify or commemorate people, places, events and accomplishments. The Funeral Home Products segment is a leading manufacturer and distributor of caskets and other funeral home products in North America. It produces and markets metal, wood and cremation caskets. Caskets are offered in a variety of colors, interior designs, handles and trim in order to accommodate specific religious, ethnic or other personal preferences. The Cremation segment provides distinct, yet complementary, groups of products and services such as Cremation Systems, Waste Management/Incineration Systems, Environmental and Energy Systems, Service and Supplies, Crematory Management/Operations, Cremation Columbarium and Niche Units and Cremation Urns and Memorialization Products. The Graphics Imaging segment provides brand management, pre-press services, printing plates and cylinders, embossing tools, and creative design services principally to the primary packaging and corrugated industries. The Marking and Fulfillment Systems segment designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of equipment and related consumables used by manufacturers and suppliers to identify, track, and brand their products. The Merchandising Solutions segment provides merchandising, retail graphics and printing solutions for brand owners and retailers. It designs, manufactures and installs merchandising and display systems, and provides total turnkey project management services. Matthews International was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.