Funeral Industry Press Releases
Passages International, leaders in environmentally-friendly and green funeral products, is pleased to introduce our newest line of biodegradable water urns, The Serenity™ Collection. This series of unique urns is perfect for water burial. Crafted by hand in North America from recycled and kraft paper, they are engineered to float briefly before gracefully sinking. Once submerged, they break down naturally over time.
The book reveals our current culture’s dominant misunderstandings about grief and loss. We’re told to be strong when what we really need is to be vulnerable. We’re told to think positive when what we really need is to befriend the pain. And we’re told to seek closure when what we really need is to welcome our natural and necessary grief.
The experts at MPS who introduced the groundbreaking Comprehensive all-in-one solution to help families fund all their memorial costs, have formed an alliance with Tecstone Granite USA, Ltd. that will streamline the payment process for monument companies nationally. Today, Memorial Payment Solutions™ CEO Eric Castiglia and Tecstone Granite National Sales Manager Todd Miller announced the collaboration which offers—for the first time—a dynamic state of the art payment portal
The Order of the Golden Rule (OGRF), the recently-formed charitable arm of The International Oder of the Golden Rule (OGR), recently elected its Board and Directors. Peter “Skip” Urban, Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, Ambler, PA was elected as Board Chair; Matt Stradling, Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron, PA was elected as Secretary-Treasurer.
We are pleased to announce the launching of our RENTAL CASKETS, known as the HEAVENLY CASKET and our standard clear view caskets, which offer the flexibility of customizing the different style of hardware and color.
Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) has been recently recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Millennials for 2015, a national awards program presented by the acclaimed Center for Generational Kinetics, Best Companies Group, and Barnum Financial Group.
Over the past two years, 2,072 people have completed one the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s three cremation certification programs: Crematory Operator, Cremation Arranger or Crematory Administrator.
Trigard is excited to announce the transformation of their Trilogy® and Reflection® urn vault covers. The updated designs make it easier for families and funeral homes to see the relationship between their burial and urn vaults. Plus, the Trilogy Simulated Stone urn vault now gives families the option to honor a loved one with a personalized Appliqué, much like the Trilogy Simulated Stone burial vault.
CG Labs Inc. announces the appointment of Simon Rothwell of Warwick, England to their Board of Directors and Vice President of CG Labs, Europe.
CG Labs Inc. announces the appointment of Simon Rothwell of Warwick, England to their Board of Directors and Vice President of CG Labs, Europe. CG Labs, Inc. is a DNA services company that has a proprietary (Patent Pending) process of extracting DNA from a non-invasive cheek swab or hair sample and binding the DNA to a substrate which will last indefinitely at room temperature.
Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) (“Matthews” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aurora Casket Company (“Aurora”) from Kohlberg & Company. Aurora is a well-respected manufacturer and distributor of caskets and other products to funeral homes across the United States. In the year ended December 31, 2014, Aurora’s revenues were $142 million with adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of approximately $21 million.