Let’s see. . . Super Bowl, State of the Union Speech, Impeachment Vote, my Minnesota Twins got involved in a blockbuster baseball trade, and my Minnesota Gophers beat arch-rival Wisconsin in basketball. . . it’s been quite a week to keep everything straight. To end it for my Funeral Director Daily readers I will not bore you with a long business related article. . . but, will just provide you with some links on death care information that has been in the news. . . . here goes:
- Arizona Cemetery runs out of room — We’ve talked on these pages several times about problems some cemeteries are having. However, most of those problems stem from the fact that there is a lack of earth burials to bring in revenue to, mainly, small rural cemeteries. This article and news video from KVOA TV in Tucson tells a different story. It tells the story about the City of Nogales (AZ) Cemetery and its problem in that it has no room left for earth burials. In addition, the Assistant City Manager mentions in the video that some grave spaces may have been sold more than once.
- Georgia and Alkaline Hydrolysis — This article from the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News tells us that the State of Georgia is making way for the legality of alkaline hydrolysis as a means of final disposition for Georgia citizens. According to the article, a Georgia Senate bill passed 35-10 in favor of the option and it now proceeds to the Georgia House for a vote there. Again, according to the article, an advocacy group refers to the process as a “more environmentally friendly and gentler process” than traditional fire burning cremation furnaces.
- SICH Casket Distributor Expansion — SICH Caskets, according to a news release in late January, announced that they have grown their North American Distributor network by six distributors in 2019. That brings the delivery network for the Chinese built caskets to 63 warehouses throughout North America. According to the press release, SICH Caskets manufacturers over 200 models of caskets for burial and cremation. You can see their web-site here.
Have a great weekend!!!