CANA Launches Digital Badges and Certificates

For 40 years, the Cremation Association of North America has provided training for the modern cremation business. From the very first crematory operations certification to online education courses to the newest CANA-Certified Cremation Specialist program, CANA has proved itself an innovative and forward-thinking association. Now, CANA has partnered with Accredible,…

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U.S. Cremation Rate Expected to Top 80% by 2045

The U.S. cremation rate is expected to increase in the United States from 60.5% in 2023 to 81.4% by 2045, according to the National Funeral Directors Association’s 2023 Cremation and Burial Report. When it comes to cremation, the report reveals Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado have emerged as frontrunners,…

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The Burn Bamboo, Not Cash Webinar Series Starts April 5

Darren Crouch, president and CEO of Passages International and a board member with the Green Burial Council, will share insights during a four-part webinar series that starts Wednesday, April 5. The series will highlight the impact of rising cremation rates on the funeral industry, threats and opportunities, and ways to…

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Mike Miller Sees Growth Ahead for FT the Americas

By Thomas A. Parmalee There are about 4,000 cremators in the United States and Facultatieve Technologies has captured about 5% of the market, which says one thing to Mike Miller – the company has a tremendous growth opportunity. Better known in Europe where two of its plants are based –…

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