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Page B9 march 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on B first to allow loading of the ever-increasing number of oversized cots. The system accommodates the loading of one standard and one oversized cot or cremation container on each of its two levels, or four standard cots, four cremation containers, two air trays or two caskets when fully loaded. “We’ve added rollers to both upper and lower decks to aid in the loading and unloading process of all remains, particularly those in cremation containers, air trays or caskets,” said Blake. Within seconds, the DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System’s electric-powered upper deck can be raised and lowered. Controlled by a switch, the powered deck enables just one person to easily load, transport and unload remains of virtually all dimensions. With its 600-pound load capacity, the DD2000-XLC’s upper deck is engineered with a reinforced frame and simplified lifting geometry. It also includes an integrated safety latch, locking it in place and preventing it from lowering, even if both its powered actuators fail. The DD2000-XLC’s two additional bier pin plates specifically address today’s increased use of cremation containers, but also aid in securing air trays and caskets. The system fold-down ramp also protects the rear of the vehicle and allows easy access to the decks. “The DD2000-XLC now offers the ultimate in flexibility in bier pin placement, allowing a single worker to stow, secure and manage different containment formats on both decks,” said Blake. “The deck’s recessed, cast aluminum cot cups also ensure container stability.” Weighing only 750 pounds, the DD2000-XLC fits vehicles with a minimum wheelbase of 140 inches, and is compatible with 12-volt electrical systems. Professional installation is required. “As the creator of the first engineered professional transportation solution for human remains, Link has long demonstrated its dedication to the industry,” said Blake. “The enhanced DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System will support industry professionals at all levels, as they work to meet and maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity while carrying out their duties.” For details on purchasing and installation of the enhanced DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System, call 800-248-3057 or visit c u s tom g r e e t i n g c a r d s • t - s h i r t s p r ay e r c a r d s • C a n va s P r i n t s f u l l co lo r b a n n e r s • f u n e r a l p r og r a m s m a g n e t s • m e mo r i a l i n v i t a t i on s Members of the Funeral Industry Save 10% Every Day! Call today for your FREE Sample Kit Now offer ing a Personal ized Memor ial Line DD2000-XLC under real-world conditions offered us insights we simply couldn’t have achieved otherwise, and the trend toward managing and transporting larger volumes of cremation containers was at the top of the list,” said Lynn Blake, national account manager CMP products for Link Manufacturing. “The enhanced DD2000-XLC offers unparalleled ease and adjustability for workers transporting remains, particularly those of a larger nature.” Link’s Extra-Wide DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System Addresses Increase in Cremations with Enhanced Features The DD2000-XLC model doubles the carrying capacity of the Chevy Express, Dodge ProMaster, Ford Econoline, Ford Transit, Nissan NV and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo vans. Watch the Video FHCNews Onl ine www.Nomi sPubl i cat ions . com The reinforced deck system fits a standard and oversized cot side-by-side, with a 50.5” upper deck and a 51.8” bottom deck. SIOUX CENTER,IA— Link CMP, the leader in transport deck systems for the funeral profession, has released details on new enhancements of its popular DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System. Originally introduced in 2019, the DD2000-XLC model doubles the carrying capacity of the Chevy Express, Dodge ProMaster, Ford Econoline, Ford Transit, Nissan NV and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo vans. New features include additional rollers on both upper and lower decks and added bier pin plates. Link identified marketplace interest in the system modifications through it ongoing voiceof-the-customer process, which keeps it engaged in a constant dialogue with industry professionals and frontline workers. The objective is to meet the evolving needs of its customers, first by understanding those needs and second through continuous product improvement. “Customers using the a powered double-deck system, and the DD2000XLC was the industry’s Link was the first to introduce MEDINA,OH—FTThe Americas – Facultatieve has announced that as of February 1, 2023, Michael H. Miller has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for North America. An experienced business leader, Miller has worked in the cremation and funeral industry for more than 35 years. He began his career at Stewart Enterprises in 1988 where he held numerous leadership roles, including the company’s senior vice president of sales and operations from 2010 to 2014. From 2014 to 2019, he was a member of the group executive team at InvoCare, the leading provider of funeral services in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Since 2019, he operated MH Miller, LLC, a consulting company that provided strategic advice to numerous organizations in the funeral and cremation industry. FT The Americas – Facultatieve is the leading manufacturer of high-quality cremation machines and equipment. With locations and agents across the globe, Facultatieve Technologies supplies robust FT Americas – Facultatieve Announces Michael H. Miller as North American COO Michael H. Miller and fully automated systems that meet the most stringent environmental legislation. Learn more at