The Largest crematory manufacturer in the USA-Matthews International- may jump ahead in the great green, bio cremation race. The process is also known Alkaline hydrolysis, water resolution, resomation, or Alkaline Disposition.
There have been 2 comments AT THIS BLOG from Matthews Cremation.
1. Matthews International Will soon have a website devoted to bio(or green Cremation)
Comment-Matthews Cremation will be releasing a website dedicated specifically to the Bio-Cremation process shortly. Our hopes are to dis spell some of the myths associated with this process and advance legislation to allow it in all states. Stay tuned!
viaYour Funeral Guy Exclusive: Funeral Industry Alkaline Hydrolysis(Pics) Demonstration
2. Matthews Cremation will ship an Alkaline Hydrolysis(Green Cremation) Machine very soon to St. Petersburg, Florida.
Comment-Actually, the Bio Cremation machine going to St. Pete will serve as a full service facility for those requesting green cremations. It should be installed soon and we are looking forward to seeing it go out.-via Tale of Two Bio Cremation Machines
Different Companies claim the green or bio cremation will cost the same as traditional or fire cremation(ie cycled life). Others say it will cost more. Some say it will cost less. It really depends on the funeral home or the funeral Director setting the Price!
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Revealed here is the Service Corporation International tactic of coming into town with low funeral prices. Then within 2 to 3 years NYSE:SCI raise the prices high. If you speak to folks outside of SCI you will find that this tactic is used all over the country. “Come in Low and then Hang em High with high prices.“Service Corporation International” is the largest funeral corporation in the the USA and the World.
Breakdown the competition and then raise Prices. Some believe this violates the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
In the eyes of some this makes the World’s Largest Funeral Corporation a monopoly. The Funeral Consumers Alliance believes that SCI is a monopoly and has taken them along with Batesville Casket Co to court for price fixing.
Recently the Charlotte Observer in NC reported about SCI and Funeral Prices in that town. The article is entitled “Death and Dollars With 1 company dominating the market Charlotte leads the nation when it comes to burial, cremation cost.
“When Service Corp. International, the nation’s largest funeral-home chain, bought its biggest competitor in 2006, it took a commanding stake in the Charlotte market and promised to provide quality services and reasonable prices.
But three years later, a new survey shows what consumer advocates at the time feared: Charlotte funeral prices have risen, making the city the most expensive in which to be buried or cremated.
Service Corporation International when it takes over a Family Business Keeps the name of the Family Funeral home so ifyou may be dealing with them without knowing it.
WHEN USING A FUNERAL HOME FIND OUT WHO THE OWNER IS, IF IT IS SCI DO NOT USE THEM.-this way you will be sure to come in under the average cost of a Funeral.
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