We often talk about personalization and how more and more people are personalizing different aspects of their funerals. Well this one is a first…We think.
Funeral professionals from around the country raced to Charlotte to experience the speed of Trigard as they climbed behind the wheel of Trigard’s virtual NASCAR® simulator provided by Cordell Racing at the 2012 NFDA Convention and Expo.
Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite the worsening weather conditions surrounding Hurricane Sandy. The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948.
A New Mexico family that was outraged to receive their dead relative’s brain in a bag wants to give a funeral home a piece of their minds. The brain was inside a plastic bag labeled “brain,” which was shipped in a container filled with the deceased’s personal effects, according to News New Mexico. The family, who has not been identified, says a “foul odor” coming from the container led them to discover the allegedly misplaced brain.
I am tired of watching funeral directors get snowballed by companies they trust. Companies that offer marketing services that they admittedly don’t know anything about.
We understand that you can’t control the weather, but you can control how you prepare for it. As many funeral directors on the East Coast are bracing for the affects of Hurricane Sandy, ASD wanted to let their clients know what measures they have taken to prepare for events like this.
Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, today reported results for the third quarter 2012. Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements can be found at the end of this press release. The table below summarizes our key financial results
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to send to the Louisiana State Supreme Court the state funeral board’s appeal of a District Court ruling that the state’s law allowing only licensed funeral directors to sell funeral-related merchandise, including the sale of caskets, is unconstitutional. Five years ago, the St. Joseph Abbey of Saint Benedict began selling its own handmade coffins for $1,500 to $2,000 to support the abbey, which invested $200,000 in a wood shop to make and sell the handmade caskets.
As environmental consciousness has grown in the country, some people like Theresa Purcell have questioned the practice of pumping dead bodies full of chemicals before they’re buried in thick, concrete vaults in the ground. “People are unfamiliar with the embalming process. People just hear that if you’re going to be buried, you need a concrete vault but don’t actually question the reasons behind that,”
The National Funeral Directors Association Recognizes ASD – Answering Service for Directors with the 2012 NFDA Innovation Award
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) presented ASD – Answering Service for Directors with the 2012 NFDA Innovation Award during the association’s International Convention & Expo, which took place October 7-10 in Charlotte, N.C. The company was recognized for its ASD Mobile, a smartphone application. Established in 2009, the NFDA Innovation Award recognizes and promotes creativity, innovation and excellence among funeral service suppliers and vendors.