Memorial, headstone business being overwhelmed during pandemic | KLRT

 Memorial, headstone business being overwhelmed during pandemic | KLRT

MORRILTON, Ark. – Many businesses have seen a COVID slump this past year, but one industry is busier than ever. 

A Central Arkansas company that creates headstones and memorials has been overwhelmed with projects, some taking twice as long to complete after a backlog of orders. 

Travis McGee of McGee Monuments says it seems like the demand has been increasing over the past few years, but supplier setbacks during the pandemic have led to delays. This means a backlog of projects as the caseload increases every day. 

“I took over in ’93, and I’ve never seen it this busy,” McGee said. 

His company specializes in custom monuments and memorials, some including engravings and etchings to better remember the person being honored. It’s a multigenerational business that has spanned decades. 

For nearly two years, sales have spiked. McGee says a few…

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