WHEELING, IL — The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) helps put funeral suppliers center stage at the 103rd Cremation Innovation Convention. When asked what they’re looking forward to at CANA’s Convention this August, survey respondents voted the exhibit floor second only to what they learn from the presentations. CANA Conventions attract people who know how to make cremation a success, and the suppliers attending this year will not disappoint. 

CANA’s Convention prioritizes connection between attendees and exhibitors by putting programming and exhibits in the same room. That way, everyone gets to experience the inspiring education sessions, networking opportunities, and the open bar together! “CANA’s Convention places exhibitors at the heart of our event in a way no other organization does,” said Kim Price, CANA Supplier Liaison and Vice President of Memory Glass. “This year, we are incorporating more new ideas to make sure exhibitors are central to convention activities.” 

“Due to the pandemic, we’re limited in the number of exhibitors we can have—about half of CANA’s normal hall—so we’re finding new ways to bring exhibitors and attendees together,” added CANA Executive Director Barbara Kemmis. “We have dedicated time for one-on-one appointments, gamified interactions to award points for conversation, and hosted tables to facilitate introduction and networking.” 

Larry Stuart, Jr., emcee of the CANA Convention and former CANA Supplier Liaison, will lead a special session dedicated to highlighting suppliers’ experience during the pandemic. In a similar session previously featured at CANA’s Cremation Symposium, attendees shared the ideas that took their business to the next level. Now, Larry will lead a presentation of the innovative solutions suppliers developed during the pandemic that met the needs of their customers and their company and made them stronger today. 

Exhibitors at CANA’s 103rd Cremation Innovation Convention 

Exhibiting Company Location 
Biondan North America Inc. Toronto, Ont. 
Bio-Response Solutions, Inc. Danville, Ind. 
C&J Financial, LLC Rainbow City, Ala. 
Church & Chapel Metal Arts, Inc. Chicago, Ill. 
Core Scientific Cary, Ill. 
Cremation Recycling, a division of Mid-States Recycling & Refining Des Plaines, Ill. 
Cremation Systems South Holland, Ill. 
Crowne Vault/Cressy Memorial Mishawaka, Ind. 
Domani Preneed Orem, Utah 
Domanicare Orem, Utah 
eFuneral Des Moines, Iowa 
Eterneva Austin, Texas 
Frigid Fluid Company Northlake, Ill. 
FT the Americas (Facultatieve Technologies) Medina, Ohio 
Full-Circle Aftercare Layton, Utah 
Funeral 365 Montreal, Que. 
Funeral Innovations West Des Moines, Iowa 
Garfield Refining Philadelphia, Penn. 
Implant Recycling L.L.C. Sterling Heights, Mich. 
Kelco Supply Company Big Lake, Minn. 
KMI Columbaria Vista, Calif. 
Kyber Columbarium and Consulting Maidstone, Ont. 
Legacy Touch Lee’s Summit, Mo. 
Matthews Environmental Solutions Apopka, Flo. 
Memory Glass, LLC Goleta, Calif. 
Memory Pearls Honolulu, Ha. 
Messenger LLC Auburn, Ind. 
MorTrack by Cairnstack Software Littleton, Colo. 
National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) Madison, Wisc. 
New Memorials Direct Gig Harbor, Wash. 
Noble Metal Solutions Indianapolis, Ind. 
OpusXenta Fort Worth, Texas 
Parting Pro Torrance, Calif. 
Parting Stone Santa Fe, N. Mex. 
Precious Metal Refining Services, Inc. (PMRS) Barrington, Ill. 
Reflections Urns & Memorials Traverse City, Mich. 
Resomation America Minneapolis, Minn. 
Ring Ring Marketing Las Vegas, Nev. 
Starmark Cremation Products Richmond, Ind. 
Starry Night Glass Art Stanwood, Wash. 
The Dodge Company Billerica, Mass. 
Turn It Green Spring Valley, Calif. 
UPD Urns Dallas, Texas 
US Cremation Equipment Orlando, Flo. 
Vischer Funeral Supplies, Inc. Lykens, Penn. 

CANA is building a convention that’s worth the trip, but the association knows it’s not right for everyone. While restrictions around gatherings are lifting, a decision to travel involves more than judging whether time away from family or business is feasible. CANA continues to keep the health and safety of all attendees paramount, but will be glad to welcome vaccinated registrants unmasked and loosen social distancing requirements in accordance with Washington regulations. 

Register for CANA’s 103rd Cremation Innovation Convention at

About CANA 
Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization. 

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