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The MonuGrid Offers Cemeteries Great Benefits
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019


One of the challenges cemeteries regularly face is keeping monuments upright and flat markers from sinking. The MonuGrid, a new product introduced at the 2019 ICCFA convention and expo, offers eco-friendly advantages. In this video, Jeff Chancellor with Eckels and Company explains how the MonuGrid system works.

“MonuGrid replaces cement foundations underneath monuments,” said Chancellor. “Concrete is one of the largest sources of furan, dioxin, and carbon emissions which contribute to climate change.”

This product removes the multi-step installation process for monuments. Traditionally, you’d have a layer of gravel, then a cement slab, and then the monument. With the MonuGrid, there’s just a layer of gravel, the grid is filled with additional gravel, then the monument is placed on top.

Jeff Chancellor describes the MonuGrid
Jeff Chancellor with Eckels and Company shows a MonuGrid.

One MonuGrid can hold over 100 tons of weight! The way it’s designed, it spreads out the monument’s weight, much as a snowshoe distributes a person’s weight over snow. It makes the monument feel much lighter to the soil directly underneath.

It not only improves the stability of monuments and markers, it also can improve drainage around the monument. It can also be used to prevent ruts and mud while driving equipment over cemetery grass.

“Because it’s not rigid, when you drive over it with a tractor, for example, to cut the grass or dig a grave, you don’t break the foundation,” said Chancellor.

The MonuGrid doesn’t require any waiting to set, saving money on time and labor. The high-quality recycled plastic used to make the grid remains flexible in temperatures ranging from -7 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

A video showing installation and where you can learn more about this product is available at this page at www.EckelsandCompany.com.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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