MFDA 94th Annual Meeting & Convention

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We hope you will join us on 11/23/19 in Freeport, Maine for a day full of informative seminars and networking opportunities with your fellow funeral directors, sponsors and vendors! What a great opportunity to get away and spend some quality time with your funeral director community.

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Attendee Registration

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Thank you to the following Exhibitors for their sponsorship.  We appreciate their support of the MFDA. Please be sure to visit with them and get your continuing education units approved. 

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Access Financial Group / Interment Trust Services is your trusted pre-need partner for 25 years. 

​VJ Chigas  (312) 655-8232  afinancial.com


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Batesville is with you at every step.....solutions to move your business forward. Helping you build a successful future through research, product innovation, merchandising and technology.

Rob Clougherty  207-838-3928  batesville.com


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Core Scientific

 
 
 
 
 

Core Scientific refines a wide range of non-organic, post-cremation metals for the cremation industry across North America. Core-scientific.com or contact us at info@core-scientific.com or via phone +1877.308.2388. 

877-308-2388  core-scientific.com


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Cross Insurance has been in the game of delivering unparalleled service since 1954 and is the leading agency in Maine. With over 800 employees, Cross can handle all of your insurance needs while giving you the personal attention you want.

​If you have 2 or more eligible employees, a Cross agent will work with you to design a portfolio of benefits that is tailored to your needs, provides choice, and is cost effective. Once you are ready, you’ll have the tools to quickly get your employees enrolled and manage your benefits throughout the year.

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Dignified Cemetery Services

 
 

Dignified Cemetery Services provides all your monument and cemetery essentials.  They have proudly provided over 30 years of professional service throughout New England. 

Contact Mark Hubbard at 603-738-3086 or dignified77@gmail.com


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Since 1893, the Dodge Company has offered supplies for your funeral home, crematory, or cemetery. We carry a complete line of urns, urn vaults, and cremation supplies. Dodge manufactures and distributes preparation room supplies, and is a source for memorial products through our partners Glass Remembrance, Capture Bead Keepsakes and DodgePortraits.  CFS, Dodge's technology partner, provide revenue-generating websites, development services while paying dividends to our 3,000 website customers. Dodge is partnered with Insight Books and Doug Manning supplying grief recovery materials and The Continuing Care Series.

Please visit our webstore:  https://shop.dodgeco.com or contact us at 800-443-6343 / www.dodgeco.com.


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Henry C. Duquette specializes in optically clear hand-blown glass cremation keepsakes in forms of pendants, paperweights, Pandora Style Beads, and sculptures.  Educated through Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY; Diablo Glass and Metal School, Boston, MA; Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA; and private lessons with glass masters Robert Mickelsen,  Christopher Rice, Jackie Rice, Brent Graber, Tim Walsh, and small class lessons with many others.  

(508) 989-9445  forever-in-glass.com


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For 125-years, Garfield Refining Company has specialized in providing recycling and refining solutions for the dental, jewelry, and death care industries. With generations of satisfied customers worldwide, Garfield has thrived in both bull and bear markets, providing a stable and reliable marketplace for the recycling and refining of scrap metals. Please visit our website for more information.  www.GarfieldRefining.com.

Garfield Refining specialized in precious metals. We pride ourselves on our full-service recycling capabilities, but it is our extensive expertise with precious metals that distinguishes us from our competition. Recognized by the dental community as the Best Dental Refiner in North America, Garfield Refining is considered the foremost authority on the processing of dental scrap metals.

Crematories across the globe that have entrusted their recycling needs to Garfield Refining recognize that while dental scrap makes up less than 1% of the total post-cremation remains, it accounts for well over 90% of the total value. Take control of your recycling.


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Founded in 1980, Heritage Coach is in its fourth decade of service and commitment to the funeral industry. Mark Lankford and Bob Williams built a solid reputation for attention, patience and producing the finest reconditioned pre-owned vehicles anywhere. 2009 was a year of change. Bob Williams retired and Marks son Jay Lankford assumed the role of President, marking a new direction for Heritage Coach Company. In 2013 Heritage Coach moved to a new 22-acre 69,000 square-foot facility in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Heritage Coach has grown to now sell S&S and Superior in NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA, DC, WV and PA. 

(610) 862-0560  heritagecoach.com


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Memorializing the life of a loved one with unique urns and jewelry made in the USA. 

Ira Fleisher  (800) 460-8495  Journeysend100.com


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Legacy Touch

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The Legacy Touch mission is to help families honor the love they share. They specialize in creating beautiful, personalized Fingerprint Keepsakes and Jewelry to help celebrate major life events with your Loved Ones, as well as memorialize those who have passed.  As an added level of service, many of their carefully crafted Keepsakes offer an Express Delivery option to allow receipt within 24 hours of order. From their lab and design studio in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, they work with fine jewelry artists to create the highest-quality Fingerprint Keepsakes available. Their design team is unsurpassed in its innovative use of new engraving techniques and metal-finishing handcraft, making possible the 24-hour turnaround on most of our Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes. 

Ben Hardy (336) 689-2422 bhardy@legacytouch.com  www.legacytouch.com 



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Legacy Tribute

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A FRESH NEW APPROACH TO CASKETS, FUNERAL HOME MERCHANDISING & MEMORIAL TRIBUTES

Based in Boston, MA, Legacy Tribute brings a fresh new approach to funeral home merchandising, providing funeral homes across New England and beyond with a new level of choice and support. We are an independent family owned and operated business and we are committed to help you look after the needs of your family business and the families that you serve.  Our disposition neutral wood caskets are manufactured exclusively right here in North America. We offer fair and transparent pricing, and we invite you to compare our product, price and service.  If your business could do with some new ideas and some fresh thinking, we would love to hear from you today.

Jim Muirhead (617) 874 2883 legacytributeusa.com



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M. Solomon Casket Company is independently and family owned since 1908, MSCC offers a full line of wood, metal, and cloth-covered caskets. They source caskets from over a dozen North American manufacturers to maximize quality, eye appeal, and price. Their six strategically located warehouses enable them to be very attentive to the customers specific needs. 

Dave Melancon  (800) 521-1006  solomoncasket.com


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Maine I.T. Guy

 

State of the art audio and visual systems run all easily by an Ipad.


 Lou Garza 207-539-3210  lou@maineitguy.com


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Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions is a leading provider to the funeral industry, offering our funeral home customers an extensive variety of high-quality wood, metal and cremation caskets, urns, stationery, growth-oriented marketing programs, and exceptional sales and service support.

John Mitchell 207-458-9953  matw.com


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Nelson Family Tree Farm is a small family woodworking business located 15 miles south of scenic Moosehead Lake in Monson, Maine.  With more than 40 years of custom woodworking experience, they specialize in the construction of handcrafted, Maine-made, solid wood cremation urns. As an active member of S.W.O.A.M. (Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine), M.O.F.G.A. (Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association) and the American Tree Farm System, the Nelson Family Tree Farm is Green-Certified utilizing sustainable and ecologically sound practices in the management of its woodlands.  Experience their time-honored tradition of providing quality, solid wood craftsmanship at an affordable price.  

​Shawn & Kevin Nelson  (207) 843-5131  nelsonfamilytreefarm.com


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New England Cremation Supply has over 20 years of experience accommodating the many needs of crematories, funeral homes, casket companies and their clients. They offer a large inventory of cremation supplies either online through their website, or contact them for further information.

​Jerry Bowman  (603) 948-1139  necremation.com


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OpusXenta

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OpusXenta provides modern cemetery software, crematorium software, funeral home software, industry experience and a culture of innovation to ensure that your business can provide the experience your customers demand while building reserves through increased revenue, streamlined productivity and reduced overheads. Their flagship product, OpusXi, is a world beating cemetery, crematorium and funeral home software solution which was designed not to just replace existing business processes but rather to provide a completely new approach to running and building your business while still meeting the needs of process, compliance and governance. 

1 (833) 236-2736 • www.opusxenta.com


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Parks Superior Sales is a family owned and operated business established in 1952. The Parks family is one of the oldest and most trusted Hearse & Limousine dealers and over the last nearly 6 decades has become the largest supplier of Hearses & Limousines in the country. They offer the widest selection of new professional vehicles offered; Superior Coach, S&S Coach, Eagle Coach, Federal Coach, Platinum Coach, and MK Coach. 

​Michael Parks  (800) 229-500  parkssuperior.com


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You provide an exceptionally personal and crucial service. You provide the attention to detail that ensures your clients are well tended to. You provide peace of mind. Thank you for the work you do. Our work is quite different, but we offer a lot of the same value: personal service, attention to detail, peace of mind. Entering our 30th year, Payroll Management, Inc. has been working with businesses across Maine and northern New England to provide payroll and HR solutions that are consistently local, reliable, and accurate.

When you want to work with a company who shares your values, call Payroll Management, 1-800-734-6880.


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People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with over $44 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of nearly 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

​Suzanne Rende  (207) 828-3012  peoples.com


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Partnering with you to provide the most comprehensive line of quality products and unmatched personal service.  With an ever growing portfolio of products we are a one-stop shop for all your merchandise and supply needs.  Turner Memorial...Keeping It Personal for over 30 years!

​Chris Disotto  (207) 893-0966  turnermemorials.com

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