In a few short days a small team and I from Link are heading to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2018 NFDA Convention. This continues to be the marquee event for the funeral industry, offering professionals and suppliers from around the world an opportunity to learn about the latest trends, see the latest in funeral service products, and network with thousands of attendees. This will be the first time in the six years I’ve been with Link that the event will be held west of the Mississippi, which I expect will bring new visitors from the West Coast that may not have been able to make past events.
While some may view the funeral industry as very traditional, it’s been fascinating to witness some of the trends that have transformed it in recent years. This includes a continued emphasis on cremation rather than burial services, and more women entering the profession. We are also seeing funeral homes reshaping their business models to become more all-encompassing event sites that host weddings, family gatherings and other large celebrations. What hasn’t changed is the fact funeral professionals need products that make them more efficient and more professional.
Products to Improve Efficiency Showcased at 2018 NFDA Convention
That’s where Link’s products come into play. At Booth #913 you can see our most innovative products, including the extremely popular SS150XL Single Deck system, Flower Cart systems and Casket Truck systems. The SS150XL is so popular because of its utility. It fits in most minivans, full size vans, and SUVs and allows one casket, two standard air trays, or two stretchers to be transported safely and efficiently by one person. Our engineering team is also in the process of reconfiguring our Double Deck systems to accommodate larger cots and air trays, reducing the number of trips and keeping cargo secure. We also offer a variety of specialty products and accessories to make your operations more effective.
If you’re attending the NFDA Convention, please stop by to discuss how we can put our 20 years of experience to work to make your business safer and more efficient, while adding a sophisticated, professional touch. Talk to our engineer about what products and tools you need to enhance your operations. If you would like to schedule a specific time to meet, please let me know.