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2 hrs ago |

Matthews International's purchase of Schawk completed

North Shore-based Matthews International Corp. announced it has acquired Schawk Inc., a leading brand development company based in Des Plaines, Ill., with 2013 sales of $443 million and about 3,600 employees in over 20 countries.


Related Topix: Commercial Printing, Publishing, Schawk, Matthews International, Des Plaines, IL

6 hrs ago | The Press On-Line

Aussie firm cashes in on Canty cremations

The Commerce Commission has cleared the way for Bledisloe New Zealand Ltd to buy the Harewood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium and Woodlawn Memorial Gardens and Crematorium in Linwood.


10 hrs ago |

U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear challenge to Pa. funeral director law

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to accept an appeal involving the constitutionality of sections of the 1952 Pennsylvania Funeral Director Law.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

19 hrs ago | KIMA

Unclaimed remains straining Yakima County coroner's budget

Every year, the Yakima County Coroner's Office deals with the remains of people with no relatives.


Related Topix: Yakima County, WA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Cambs Times

Funeral parlour open day may not be everyone's cup of tea - indeed for most it wasn't

Funeral home open day for charity at JH Landin & Son, High Street, Chatteris. Left: Ebony Day, Bob Day,Christine Day, Kerry Rolfe, Darren Barker and Liz Carran.



Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

British Columbia, the westernmost province of Canada that is home to over 4 million people, has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics .


Related Topix: Marketing

WFIE-TV Evansville

Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

And if you're interested in America's hottest burial trend, you should start planning now.


Related Topix: Sheboygan, WI

Malvern Gazette

an Open day is set to be held at an Upton funeral directors into its plans for renovation.

The refurbishment is planned to be completed by September this year, and will result in a variety of new and refurbished facilities, as well as expansion of the funeral home at Malcolm J Presland Funeral Directors.


In These Times

What Some of Our Favorite Authors Are Reading This Summer

Mitford's subjects include death and the funeral industry, spas, syphilis, "famous writers," segregation, and student uprising-pour a cool drink.


Related Topix: Journalism

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Business Journal

Funeral homes dying to go online with their services and this startup's standing by

The idea is to use the Internet to make funeral planning easier. new San Francisco startup, Passare Inc. , is attempting to disrupt the web's final frontier: end-of-life arrangements, such as funeral logistics, planning and coordination.


Fri Jul 25, 2014


StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Increased Distribution and Date for...

StoneMor Partners L.P. announced today an increase of its cash distribution to $0.61 per unit from $0.60.


Related Topix: Sales

Thu Jul 24, 2014


ASX-listed InvoCare unit cleared to buy Chch crematoriums

The Commerce Commission has cleared the way for ASX-listed InvoCare's Bledisloe New Zealand to buy the 70-year old Cremation Society of Canterbury adding two crematoriums to its New Zealand network.


Lexington County Chronicle

The ins and outs of being coroner

Margaret Fisher, who appears a shoo-in for Lexington County Coroner come November with last week's runoff win, has no experience in the office.


Related Topix: Lexington County, SC, Richland County, SC

Hucknall and Bulwell Dispatch

Premises move marks new era for A. Wass

A Wass Funeral Directors have moved to new premises on Priestsic Road in Sutton.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Former Portland funeral home director sentenced to 16 months to 4 years in prepaid funeral thefts

IONIA A former funeral director for Portland-based Lehman Funeral Homes was sentenced to prison today in a case involving the theft of prepaid funeral funds.


Related Topix: Portland, MI, Ionia County, MI

The Jersey Journal

In evolving field of funeral service, Mercer County Community College boasts only program in N.J.

At the age of 18, Taylor Prendergast of Philadelphia was unsure about his future career path.


Related Topix: Mercer County, NJ, Wrightstown, NJ

Traffic chaos as more than 200 vehicles join funeral procession for traveller funeral

TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill on the East Lancs after more thna 200 vehicles joined a procession for a traveller funeral at the crematorium.


Related Topix: Merseyside County, England, United Kingdom

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bbech tree news

Penni Lee Becomes License Funeral Director

Penni Lee, part owner of Smith Funeral Home Inc. has been issued a Funeral Director's license by the Kentucky State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.


Related Topix: Kentucky

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Non-traditional Athens funeral director honored for 50 years of service

It may have begun as her father's idea, but Joy Spencer Spoor made it a career. "My father and my brother were running the family funeral home business, but dad thought it would be a good idea if I got my license," said Spencer Spoor, now 71. At the post-high school urging of her father, she traveled to Cook County, Ill.


Related Topix: Athens, MI

Evesham Journal

Myths and mysteries dispelled

Anna Burgess one of the staff members who attended the seminar receiving certificates of attendance from Gabby Sanchez manager at the funeral home.



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