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Batesville’s Randy Obermeyer Named 2017 Truck Fleet Innovator by Heavy Duty Trucking

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Batesville’s Randy Obermeyer Named 2017 Truck Fleet Innovator by Heavy Duty Trucking

Recognized for innovative use of Lean principles in the company’s maintenance shop  BATESVILLE, Indiana – Batesville, the nation’s largest casket manufacturer and leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, announced that Randy Obermeyer, manager of the company’s [...]

Multimedia Lecterns from AmpliVox Enhance Meaningful Funeral Services

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Multimedia Lecterns from AmpliVox Enhance Meaningful Funeral Services

Northbrook, IL – When planning funerals, clergy and family members spend long hours finding the perfect words to express their feelings, and often enhance their memories with meaningful music, videos, and other tributes. AmpliVox Sound Systems now offers a wide [...]

Nelson Thulin joins Johnson Consulting Group as Management Consultant

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Nelson Thulin joins Johnson Consulting Group as Management Consultant

Phoenix, AZ – Johnson Consulting Group (JCG) has appointed Nelson Thulin to its Management Services team. Nelson brings over thirty years of experience in operations, sales, marketing and financial management of funeral homes both independent and corporately owned.   Johnson [...]

Live Oak Trust Adds Mark Hall as Senior Vice President

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Live Oak Trust Adds Mark Hall as Senior Vice President

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (“Live Oak”) (Nasdaq: LOB) continues its leadership in trust services for funeral home and cemetery clients with the hire of Mark A. Hall. As Senior Vice President and Director of Trust Relationship Management [...]

We Aren’t Just Tech People, We’re Car People

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on We Aren’t Just Tech People, We’re Car People

We are not just tech people, we are car people, and since pretty much everyone drives a car we thought you and those you serve would appreciate our Funeral Nav App.  Just like many of you we are also funeral [...]

Cremation Association of North America’s 99th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention at the Grand Hyatt New York August 16-18, 2017

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Cremation Association of North America’s 99th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention at the Grand Hyatt New York August 16-18, 2017

WHEELING, IL—Location may not be everything, but it will be a major draw as industry professionals gather in New York City for the Cremation Association of North America’s (CANA’s) 99th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention. The CANA Convention will be held [...]

American Mortuary Coolers Introduces New Walk-in & Upright Cooler Models

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on American Mortuary Coolers Introduces New Walk-in & Upright Cooler Models

East Tennessee, TN – American Mortuary Coolers has introduced 2 new walk-in units. T. R. Ward, owner, says “We are seeing an increased demand in long term storage of the deceased. Some National Cemeteries have a 4-5 month wait before [...]

Starmark® Introduces Oversize Metal Ceremonial Rental Caskets

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Starmark® Introduces Oversize Metal Ceremonial Rental Caskets

The 18-Gauge Sonnet Is Available in Metallic Silver, Desert Sand and Blue Mist Finish Richmond, IN – Starmark® Cremation Products, the country’s leading manufacturer of ceremonial rental casket inserts, has announced the introduction of the Sonnet, Starmark’s first oversize metal [...]

New Memorials Direct Announces New Personalized Charm Bangle

May 16th, 2017|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Announces New Personalized Charm Bangle

New Memorials Direct is excited to release their new Personalized Charm Bangles. These stunning, polished sterling silver bracelets feature a quality look and feel and endless versatility. The bracelet itself has a sleek, shiny surface and is easily adjustable to [...]

Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo & Conference 2017 Kicks Off on 16 May

May 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo & Conference 2017 Kicks Off on 16 May

HONG KONG - The 9th Asia Funeral Expo and Conference (AFE) has attracted an international array of exhibitors, products and buyers for the event, which will be held on 16 May in Hall 5DE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.   [...]

Kelly-Whitaker Appointed to Board of Directors of National Alliance of Life Companies

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Kelly-Whitaker Appointed to Board of Directors of National Alliance of Life Companies

West Des Moines, Iowa — Tracy Kelly-Whitaker, Director of Compliance and Government Relations at Homesteaders Life Company, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Alliance of Life Companies (NALC). Kelly-Whitaker was unanimously elected last week at [...]

UPD Urns Adds Third Fulfillment Location in Austin, Texas

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on UPD Urns Adds Third Fulfillment Location in Austin, Texas

Manassas, VA 05/10/2017 – Tyler Fraser, CEO of UPD Urns, has announced a new fulfillment location in Austin, Texas. This location is the third location for UPD Urns and will be covering the central U.S. for most of UPD Urns’ [...]

Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Offers Pet Loss & Greif Certification Course

May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Offers Pet Loss & Greif Certification Course

SOUTHLAKE, TX — Two Hearts Pet Loss Center has announced the dates for the 2017 Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification courses.  The three-day courses will be held on August 8 – 10, 2017, in Tampa, FL, and September 28 [...]

Funeral Home Managing Director Todd Howell Wins April Sich Casket Giveaway

May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Funeral Home Managing Director Todd Howell Wins April Sich Casket Giveaway

Finds parallel between the Sich company story and his own firm. Sich Caskets has announced the winner of their first monthly “Year of the Funeral Director” casket giveaway, Todd Howell. Mr. Howell is the managing director of Woodfin Funeral Chapels [...]

Homesteaders Opens Registration for 3rd Annual Certificate in Strategic Business Management Class

May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Homesteaders Opens Registration for 3rd Annual Certificate in Strategic Business Management Class

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, has once again partnered with Drake University to offer the 3rd annual Certificate in Strategic Business Management course for funeral professionals. The class will take [...]