It’s September; kids are back to school, college football is here, we pack away our white shoes, and some casket companies are playing “let’s make a deal.” Obviously it’s been a tough year for casket sales and once again they are making last minute efforts to “make the year” for their investors (but more important for company bonuses).
Caregiver’s Aide, LLC, Auburn, Pa. is happy to announce the Dodge Company, Billerica, MA is now distributor of our Tuxedo™ Body Sled. The Tuxedo™Body Sled was successfully introduced at the 2014 PA Funeral Directors Annual Conference in Grantville, PA.
Fashion, film and comedy stars joined grieving relatives Sunday to say goodbye to comedy legend Joan Rivers at a New York funeral that fulfilled her last wish for a showbiz send-off.
Now don’t misunderstand, dying will not disappear, which means there will be a role for funeral people to do something in the future. But the middle class has disappeared and it was the middle class that made funeral homes as we have known them possible.
The register book waiting line is about to change forever. Trigard Interactive will unveil its new app during the 2014 NFDA International Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Expo attendees are invited to visit Trigard booth #2030 for a live demonstration.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has redesigned its NFDA Family Satisfaction Survey, giving members a dynamic, comprehensive tool that will provide owners and managers with the critical data on customer service they need to improve their business’ and employees’ performance.
Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday at 81, dedicated an entire chapter of her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, to death, funerals and the remembrance reel at the Oscars.
From it, we learned that Rivers actually loved funerals, hated people who died of “natural causes” — and hoped that her own funeral would feature a wind machine so that her hair, in the casket, would blow like Beyonce’s.
Throwback Thursday: The Oldest Operating Crematories in the US – Read below to see the 3 oldest operating crematories in the US.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this fall whether to hear a case concerning an alleged “antiquated,” “protectionist regime” in Pennsylvania’s death industry. Those bringing the case say it could affect all Americans. The case also highlights some ugly realities about our government structure.
CG Labs, Inc. (www.cglabscorp.com) announces the appointment of Kate Hamilton, Paul McEvoy and Colin McAteer as exclusive representatives of DNA Memorial (www.dnammemorial.com) operating as DNA Memorial Ireland/United Kingdom. The IE/UK team is composed of experienced funeral and business professionals providing funeral directors training, products and services offered by DNA Memorial.