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North Country Crematorium

North Country Crematorium


Growing up close to our family’s business, Witherbee & Whalen, a concrete product and memorial service company, I am knowledgeable about the industry and recently became aware of the open and growing market for cremations. This discovery became a viable business idea after my research into the amount of cremation business requests and location scouting. Burials being a sensitive time for families in the North Country, the North Country Crematorium will serve our St. Lawrence County by filling a gap in market coverage and providing a service during a serious time that all families go through. In addition, to add value to the business we plan on teaming with Clarkson, its researchers and engineers, to provide the crematorium with an eco-friendly fuel source. This partnership will allow us to run on alternative and green fuels.


Jacob Yaeger

Innovation and Entrepreneurship