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Funeral industry leader and memorial jewelry manufacturer team up to help funeral director partners provide comfort to families during vulnerable time
Woodstock, IL – October 20, 2020: Thumbies® Inc., creator of one-of-a-kind jewelry and keepsakes worn or carried in memory of a loved one, is pleased to announce a new affiliation with industry-leader Bass-Mollett Publishers. This strategic alliance will allow Bass-Mollett’s team of independent representatives to offer the Thumbies line of jewelry in their portfolio of products, supporting the needs of their funeral partners nationwide.
“Our goal is to be a complete resource for funeral directors,” said John Flowers, CEO of Bass-Mollett Publishers. “Working directly with the team at Thumbies will allow us to provide another important service to our partners, the directors who are helping families in their time of need, as they begin the healing process.”
“We are looking forward to launching this dynamic partnership with the Bass-Mollett team,” said Wayne Read, President of Thumbies. “Especially during this time, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, it has become even more important to support the funeral directors. They are guiding people who have lost a loved one in an entirely new way, to provide solace in a time that we have never before experienced. We are grateful to be part of the healing process and to be working with the entire team at Bass-Mollett.”
This new partnership is being fulfilled as the NFDA kicks off their 2020 International Convention & Expo. Both Bass-Mollett and Thumbies will be exhibiting at the virtual event, and attendees are encouraged to visit company reps in both booths to meet the teams and have any questions answered.
The partnership will be finalized and in place for Bass-Mollett partners on November 1, 2020.
From generation to generation the Bass-Mollett family has carried on a tradition of quality service to the funeral industry. From its conception in 1951, the company’s main goal has been to meet the special needs of funeral directors. Bass-Mollett understands those needs, as its founders were funeral directors. The company has grown over the years but is still owned and operated by members of the founding family. And these family members still strive every day to make Bass-Mollett a company that funeral directors can trust and rely on.
Established in 1988, Thumbies is the original fingerprint keepsake provider. With products celebrating people and pets (Buddies Pet Keepsakes®) as well as Phoenix Collection® cremation keepsakes, Thumbies remains the industry leader in quality and selection. Employing a process that combines art and cutting-edge technology, each fully cast keepsake is hand crafted and individually finished in the U.S. heartland by skilled artisans working with the highest-quality raw materials. Thumbies offers a large number of exclusive designs and proprietary materials no other keepsake provider can match. The unique ability to take personalization to the next level allows Thumbies to create 100% custom, made-to-order designs.