We appreciate the folks at GrepBeat taking the time to learn more about Companah and the modern approach we are taking for pet owners. GrepBeat is a media startup covering the tech community in Raleigh-Durham. They endeavor to tell the stories of this area’s mighty tech startups and their entrepreneurs in an engaging and colorful way. Think of it as TechCrunch for the Triangle, with a splash of BuzzFeed for seasoning.
The article is pretty comprehensive in telling our story, and the green technology that we are bringing to this area:
Companah uses a process called water cremation, or alkaline hydrolysis, in which the body goes through a chemical process that reduces it down to bone fragments, which are then turned into a product similar to ashes. The process is known as “green cremation” due to its smaller carbon footprint, and is used on humans as well.
The article was posted in GrepBeat in December of 2019.
Companah is a small business founded in Central North Carolina, owned and operated by Hal and Shannon Atkins. Caring for others, living and loving the natural beauty of our state, and having careers in science and technology are the reasons they have built this practice. Hal spent his childhood in the mountains of North Carolina enjoying the natural splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shannon spent her younger years down east on the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Knowing the importance of our natural environment, they are excited to bring a technology that will significantly reduce the environmental impact of traditional animal cremation methods while returning a better overall product to your family.