Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid

By Kenneth McKenzie & Todd Hall The squirrel in the lavender casket was the first thing I noticed about the cover of Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid. Did ...

Sierra View Funeral Chapel, Affordable Cremation & Burial Center and Nor-CAL Crematory

Craig Strunk is owner of Sierra View Funeral Chapel, in Carmichael, CA; and Affordable Cremation & Burial Center and Nor-CAL Crematory in Sacramento, CA. He is a son of a ...

Is the Newspaper Obituary…Dead?

“Dead” is a pretty strong word. We still get up and see obituaries in the paper. “Look, what we are doing is turning the whole paradigm on its back” says ...

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Lockhart Cadillac

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LifeGem

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Industry Alerts

Forethought Life Insurance Company Taps David Mullen to Head Preneed Business

Industry veteran promoted to President Batesville, IN — Forethought Life Insurance Company (Forethought), a subsidiary of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, has announced that it has promoted David Mullen to President of its preneed life insurance business effective immediately. Mullen will provide dedicated leadership focused on executing the preneed business strategy. “We’re entering a new […]

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Link® SR-75 Mini-Deck System Installed on the Redesigned 2015 Chevy Suburban for Oolman Funeral Homes

Sioux Center, Iowa – The Link SR-75 mini-deck system, an industry leader in effortless stretcher transport, now works seamlessly with the redesigned 2015 Chevy Suburban. The SR-75 utilizes the Suburban’s new cargo cover fasteners for quick installation with no drilling required. And the fold-flat rear seating of the 2015 Suburban is the perfect compliment to […]

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Rose Milto Launches Funeral Research and Insight

Funeral Research Expert Refocuses Company on Funeral Profession Indianapolis, IN – In an effort to better reflect the scope of its business and vision for the future, Research & Marketing Insight has added Funeral Research and Insight, a research business dedicated to the funeral profession, to its offerings.  Rose Milto, who has been president of […]

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ASD Introduces Patent-Pending App Feature, MobileFH™ and New Phone Screening Tools

Show the funeral home’s number as the outgoing caller ID when calling from a cell phone Hear a recording of every call that is connected through MobileFH™ Monitor the funeral home staff’s communication by listening to at-need, pricing or preneed calls before and after they are patched.   Media, PA—ASD – Answering Service for Directors […]

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Adaptive Projections Creates Funeral Touch Screen Group

Grand Rapids, MI – Launched several years ago, the “Time to Remember” large format touch screen product line was introduced to the Funeral Home Industry at the Chicago NFDA Convention. In order to better serve this market; Adaptive Projections has created a separate group with a new website: www.funeraltouchscreens.com The product group now includes newly […]

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Consumer Preference for Cremation Expected to Surpass Burial in 2015

Brookfield, Wis. – The rate of cremation is projected to surpass that of burial in 2015 according to a new report on the state of cremation released by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) during the Opening General Session of its annual International Convention & Expo. The 2014 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics […]

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Progressive Environmental Services Parent Corp. Named Third Time to the Inc. 5000 List

Barrington, IL – Inc. Magazine has again ranked Precious Metal Refining Services, Inc., parent corporation of post-cremation metal recycler Progressive Environmental Services, in its annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies […]

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New API for Funeral Professionals Launched by Social Memorialization Platform, Qeepr.com

Montreal, QC – Canadian startup, Qeepr (https://www.qeepr.com/), has launched a new web API, allowing Funeral Homes and Cemeteries to connect their websites with their Social Memorialization Platform. The Qeepr API was designed to help funeral professionals connect with the families they serve while increasing their reach. In light of today’s cost sensitive funeral, value has […]

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Doric Products, Inc. Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Doric Products, Inc., held its annual shareholders’ meeting on Mackinaw Island (MI) this year.  The shareholders expressed their continued support of each of the existing Directors and elected a new member as well. The Board of Directors for the coming year consists of Joe Brewster (Brewster Vaults, Millville, NJ), Jerry Cooper (Central Burial Vaults, Oklahoma […]

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Matthews International Corporation Announces Favorable Settlement in Harry Pontone, Scott Pontone and Batesville Casket Company Litigation

Pittsburgh, PA – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) (“Matthews or the “Company”) today announced it will receive a settlement award valued at $18.75 million resulting from litigation initiated against Harry Pontone, Scott Pontone, Pontone Casket Company and Batesville Casket Company (“Batesville”) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Under the […]

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Funeral Service Suppliers Win NFDA Convention Booth Contest

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) recognized three funeral service suppliers for having the best booths in the Expo Hall during the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo, which took place October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn. Convention attendees voted for their favorite booth in the Expo Hall in three categories: booths 400 […]

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Batesville to Host Education Week: “4 Ways in 4 Days” – Nov. 18 – 21

Free daily webinars designed to help you grow your business BATESVILLE, IN – Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, announced its first Education Week, an online learning event for funeral professionals. Batesville’s Education Week: 4 Ways in 4 Days is an innovative approach that includes a series of free […]

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