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We Bring You the Future of Cremation

Learn Why We Are Recognized as the Global Leader in Cremation Technology.

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Use our advanced environmental technology to save money,
lower your carbon footprint and minimize greenhouse gas.

  • Equipment

    Learn why Matthews is the global leader in cremation equipment, service and supplies.   Learn More

Your Total Solutions Provider

Matthews Cremation Division is a globally recognized expert in cremation combustion technology. Our products and services meet the most demanding performance and environmental standards worldwide. With manufacturing facilities on three continents and nearly 4,000 installations worldwide, Matthews Cremation Division is dedicated to providing our customers with highest quality of products and services in the industry.




The New Cremation Marketplace

The new one-stop online source for all your crematory needs!

Preventive Maintenance Inspection

Prevent problems before they start with an annual inspection of your equipment.

Equipment Installations

Curious on what it takes to install a cremator? Click to view our installation videos! 


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On-Call Field Service

Our service teams can support any brand of crematory equipment, anywhere in the world. 


Give us one day of your time and we'll deliver powerful new ideas to make your business more competitive, more profitable and more productive.  It's a day filled with the kind of advanced thinking you expect from the global leader in the cremation business.  

 The Rules of the Game Have Changed 

With the cremation rate over 50% in many markets, it's time to rethink the rules for building a successful cremation business. Learn from the Industry's best about ways you can grow and prepare your business for this new reality. This new continuing education course addresses the challenges that plague current funeral homes in today's ever changing environment. 


 Topics Include: 

  • The New Cremation Business:
    Why Your Strategy Today May Put Your Business At Risk Tomorrow
  • Getting Found:
    Better Ways to be Seen in a Crowded Digital Marketplace
  • The Cutting Edge of Cremation Facilities:
    Better Ideas for Productivity, Profitablility and Safety
  • Attack of the NIMBY's:
    Ugly Realities in Community Relations and How to Thrive in Spite of Them
  • A Better Chain of Custody:
    Why Customer Confidence Could Become the Key to Competitive Edge
  • Making it Radically Easier to Say 'Yes':
    How Not to Leave Opportunity on the Table in with Families



The faculty for this program includes the minds behind some of the most innovative ideas in this industry.


Steven Schaal- President North America Region, Matthews Enivornmental Solutions

Steve has spend over 20 years in the death care industry. Steve is responsible for Matthews operations for both Human & Animal Cremation Equipment in Orlando, Florida. His career has included helping to develop numerous products and services that are being utilized in today’s funeral environment. Steve’s credentials include the successful rollout of the fractional casket display system –The York Merchandising System™ (YMS), MasterTouch™ Cremation Planning, Faithful Forever™ Pet Loss, Mourning Flowers™ and SecurIDy™ Cremation Tracking System. Steve is an accomplished public speaker (NFDA, CANA, ICFA, CCC and others) and has written/published numerous industry articles on the subject of cremation.


Paul Seyler- President, Competitive Resources, Inc.

Paul has been a self-described 'industry troublemaker' since his introduction to funeral service in the late 1990's.  He has worked with companies at every level of the industry on an alphabet soup of innovations ranging from industry website to the YMS fractional casket system.  His clients have included Aurora Casket, Deaton-Kennedy, National Guardian Life, and Wilbert, along with the Funeral Home, Cremation and Cemetery divisions of Matthews International. At the consumer level, he has also worked with large operators like Gibraltar, Keystone and StoneMor as well as a number of independent funeral homes and cemeteries.  He is a regular on state and national convention agendas.
Robin Heppell

Robin Heppell, CFSP, Principal

Robin combines his expertise in marketing, technology and pre-need, his formal business knowledge and his deep-rooted legacy in the funeral profession so that he can help funeral homes and cemeteries be more competitive, more profitable, and provide the best possible service for the families they serve.

Through his consulting firm, in Victoria, British Columbia, he assists funeral directors and cemeterians throughout North America embrace and incorporate innovative strategies, marketing plans and technologies. This “Funeral Futurist” has over 20 years’ experience in a highly competitive, high cremation (90%) market. He is a fourth generation licensed funeral director and a Certified Celebrant. Heppell is a former faculty member of the Canadian College of Funeral Service, a contributor to Mortuary Management and the Canadian Funeral News, and his own websites include and




This educational course will provide attendees with the information and knowledge to improve operating efficiencies, minimize pollution and nuisance problems, and promote better awareness of potential hazards in the crematorium as well as liability issues to help protect crematory personnel and business assets alike.

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Learn from the Industry's Best!

With more government agencies requiring operator training, our basic operator certification course will heighten the knowledge and awareness of the cremator operator. Our certification is open to all attendees wishing to expand their knowledge of the industry and the operation of their equipment. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Basics of operating crematory equipment
  • History of cremation
  • Proper terminology
  • Forms and recordkeeping
  • Troubleshooting basic components.

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