Davis Whitehall completes manufacturing expansion

By Funeral Director Daily / January 19, 2024 /

    We learned from a press release last week that the Davis Whitehall Company, a premier provider of personalized and customized urns to funeral homes in North America recently completed an expansion at their Colorado Springs, Colorado, headquarters.  The expanded manufacturing center now includes over 15,6oo square feet of space and, according to the…

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Bucking the trend

By Funeral Director Daily / March 2, 2023 /

    “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” is a popular misquote attributed to author Samuel Clemens, known by his pen name, Mark Twain.  However, that quote has stayed with Clemens (Twain) forever and is now simply a part of his lore.   The same thing may be said for cemeteries.  The demise…

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Wilbert publishes new “Cremation Choices Catalog”

By Funeral Director Daily / September 22, 2022 /

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) the leading provider of burial vaults and cremation-related products and services in North America, is pleased to announce the launch of their new Cremation Choices Catalog on October 1st. Wilbert Merchandising Manager, Mike Devaney stated, “We are excited about the new expanded catalog. We are adding 80 new urns and…

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Design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune completes “unusual assignment’ of urn

By Funeral Director Daily / July 5, 2022 /

Claesson Koivisto Rune design studio co-founder Marten Claesson made the following comment in this recent article from dezeen, “This is an unusual assignment for us.  The funeral homes of Sweden are dominated by a few chains and Systrarna Ocklind is a very rare independent funeral home.. . . .(they) are daring to offer an alternative,…

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The Mondale urn

By Funeral Director Daily / May 11, 2022 /

Editor’s Note:  A technical glitch stopped publication this morning.  But, here you go with today’s article a few hours late.  Sorry. As I write articles in this forum I sometimes have to remind myself that many of my readers are 30 to 40 years younger than I am.  That fact, and the experience of playing…

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Parting Stone keeps moving forward

By Funeral Director Daily / October 15, 2020 /

It is not everyday that a new category for the consumer to choose from comes along.  A new category has to be so unique that while it may have other ideas to compete with it, it is somewhat all by itself in the product or service it offers to the consumer. What is interesting is…

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Toronto company creates home decor urn

By Funeral Director Daily / September 19, 2019 /

We recently learned thru a press release, that you can read here, of a Toronto based company, UrbanRIP, that has created a new urn called the Candlestick Egg Urn.  From our point of view, it is an urn designed to fit in a home decor where it will have meaning and accessibility for the family…

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A new idea for urns — Planturns

By Funeral Director Daily / April 24, 2019 /

From time to time at Funeral Director Daily we come across articles on products for the death care industry that we believe are new, innovative, and have promise. Today we are introducing you to “Planturns” – urns that double as planters.  They have been created by Los Angeles based designer and woodworker C.C. Boyce. According…

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