The Memorials Industry Revolution



Even the memorials are grieving over the state of their industry

Even the memorials are grieving over the state of their industry


Modern cemeteries are stuck in the past


Traditionally, cemeteries have been well, traditional. Today’s stonemasons are still manufacturing the same kinds of headstones their industry has been making for hundreds of years. Despite the availability of game-changing technologies.

In fact, these days so-called “masons” buy the headstones for Australian cemeteries from China or India. Many of the various production processes, for example preparing inscriptions, are typically outsourced to people like graphic artists.

If you take a walk through any cemetery you will see plenty of monuments falling apart. The main reason is that in the past engineered footings simply weren’t part of the mason’s trade. Complying with building and engineering specifications for installation and footings wasn’t a consideration. Compliance is a big deal now as you’ll see if you keep reading…

The memorials industry is constrained by old-school thinking. For years, Cemetery Boards have been crumbling under the weight of their own corruption. Rookwood in western Sydney is the latest casualty.

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Innovation revolution


I happen to know I can choose any monument supplier I like. It’s my democratic right. And I will most certainly be exploring the innovative options at Forever Shining next time I need a plaque or gravestone.  Examples of their groundbreaking innovation include:


  • Smart patented software taking DIY online designs straight to the producer
  • Beautiful full-color ceramic and porcelain images of loved ones
  • Stainless steel headstones with colored glass inscriptions and motifs
  • Light reflective and light transmitting headstones
  • Customized laser-etched black granite headstones

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As Wendell Phillips says

“Revolutions never go backwards.”


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