I picked up the phone with my rehearsed, “Hello. This is the Wilde Funeral Home. Caleb speaking.” The voice on the other end says abruptly, “I have a problem … my son-in-law was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday.”
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American Funeral Director magazine recently announced that Salvador Perches, a funeral director with 18 locations throughout the American Southwest and Mexico, is the 2013 winner of its Funeral Director of the Year Award.
Wilbert Burial Vault of Greenville, operating in ten upstate counties since 1947, was recently awarded the 2013 Ultimate Service Provider designation by Wilbert Funeral Services Inc (WFSI). The Ultimate Service Provider is the highest service honor possible for Wilbert licensees and is earned by passing rigorous on-site inspections in burial vault products and services.
The final question on many people’s minds is the financial impact. I’m happy to report that three generations of Dodges before me have been thrifty, conservative New Englanders. So while the fine hurts, it doesn’t threaten the strength of the Dodge Company. We’re here for the long haul!
The new video memorialization package offers a seamless integration between the two systems, allowing funeral directors to experience a new level of personalization, combined with the efficiencies of being located within the FrontRunner system.
It appears as though Genesis Casket Company is making drastic shifts to change the direction of the company.They are shutting down operations in Michigan, North Carolina, Illinois, and Tennessee and have fired 5 sales reps in those areas. Other noteable ‘no longer employees’ are Ed Tuggle and VP of Sales, Steve Penman.
We are currently seeking DYNAMIC and UNIQUE businesses that create CRAZY, ONE-OF-A KIND, and WACKY caskets.
According to the EPA’s complaint, Dodge failed to comply with the chemical risk management planning requirements of the Clear Air Act at four of its facilities in Cambridge, Mass., Fort Worth, Texas, Batavia, Ill., and Fontana, Calif.. The EPA also stipulated that Dodge failed to file chemical inventory reports by the federal Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know-Act, which provides information about a facility’s hazardous chemicals to emergency responders and the public, for its warehouse operations.
As the trusted leader in funeral service, NFDA set the bar high with a program that not only emphasizes professional excellence, but reinforces the important role ethics plays in serving families that choose cremation.