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a specially equipped building intended for cre-mating the deceased.

The first crematory was opened in Milan in 1876. Present-day crematories house crematory furnaces, a funeral room for rites, and other rooms. A plot of land is usually reserved in the area surrounding the crematory for the burial of urns, and columbaria are constructed. The first crematory in the USSR was opened in Moscow in October 1927.

crematory, crematorium

A building for the incineration of the human dead.
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The majority of states regulate funeral homes, crematories, cemeteries, and pre-need sales of funeral plans, although the specific licensing requirements vary across the states.
Specific crematories must obtain permits and licenses, according to a recent Maryland bill.
That was the highlight of a report to the annual conference of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPCC) in Denver by Michael Macho, president of Mobile BIS, a leading developer of software for mobile devices, and a division of BIS Computer Solutions, Los Angeles, California.
Pet Parents can now feel reassured about the care their deceased animal receives now that the new worldwide Accreditation Standards have been announced for pet cemeteries and crematories by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPCC).
LOS ANGELES -- Mobil BIS, Los Angeles-based developer of software for mobile devices which has pioneered the automation of pet crematories, is introducing a companion application for pet cemeteries, The Pet Burial Solution.
Through the IAOPCC Accreditation Program , pet crematories are evaluated against a pool of more than 240 standards that represent the best practices in pet cremation care and pet crematory management.
Crematories are equipped to safely handle all kinds of materials, Baldwin said.
The software enables pet crematories to convert manual processes to computerized functionality for timely transportation of pets, accurate tracking and related requirements, he said.
With state inspections lacking required around-the-clock authentication, funeral homes and crematories would benefit greatly from an automated system that protects against mistakes.
A software application that automates the operations of companies engaged in pet cremation was introduced here at the 38th annual convention of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories (IAOPCC), which ended yesterday.
Palm Mortuaries, Cemeteries and Crematories is celebrating its 80th Anniversary and is honored to be one of the few family owned and operated funeral homes in Nevada.
LOS ANGELES -- Mobile BIS, a developer of software applications for handheld mobile devices, today announced an agreement with Valley Pet Cemetery and Crematory, of Williamsport, Maryland, to automate the mobile operations of its pet crematories.