BELTON, SC (December 17,2020) – Mortuary Response Solutions®, (MRS®) founded in 2006 is an  innovative leader in the development and design of unique mobile platforms, including refrigerated  morgue trailers, specialized forensic trailers, autopsy trailers, storage, and packaging systems for mass  fatality response, recently announced a technology and marketing agreement with Mopec, based in  Madison Heights, MI.

Mopec is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy  equipment and products and was founded in 1992.

“This new agreement allows MRS® to have a global marketing reach, for our innovative, patented  systems, like the MERCSystem®”, explains Mike Richardson, CEO of Mortuary Response Solutions. Mr.  Richardson has used his 20+ years of Mass Fatality Incident (MFI) response experience to create highly  efficient and cost-effective systems. Richardson recently said, “Covid-19 has exposed the current lack of  Mass Fatality Preparedness on a massive and overwhelming scale.” Richardson added that Professor  Mark Woolhouse, a leading British scientist, has recently suggested another pandemic-causing ‘Disease  X’ could be around the corner – and it is a matter of ‘WHEN not if’.1 “Preparedness is critical”,  Richardson added.

“As the market transitions from disaster response to disaster preparedness, Mopec has now positioned  itself, as a result of this cooperation with Mortuary Response Solution, to be a full-service Mass Fatality  Preparedness provider”, Richardson, also commented. 

1 “ ‘Disease X’: Scientist says next pandemic is a matter of ‘WHEN not if’”, Mark Duell for Daily Mail, MailOnline,  1/29/21

“As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities,  coroners and funeral homes have experienced an incredible surge in deaths and now realize, mass  fatality preparedness is essential,” said Richardson. 

About Mortuary Response Solutions

Mortuary Response Solutions, based in Belton, South Carolina is a manufacturer of unique storage and packaging system for mass fatality response. With over 20 years of mass fatality response experience, MRS was launched in 2007 to fill a void in portable cold storage systems for human remains. MRS pioneered and patented the use of Direct Contact Cooling for human remains storage. For further details on Mortuary Response Solutions® and the MERC® System, as well as the numerous other related products, visit our website:

About Mopec

Mopec, based in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality  pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy equipment and products. Founded in 1992, Mopec  differentiates itself through its extensive engineering process, superior design, and market-leading  quality. Mopec is Better By Design and specializes in solutions for hospitals, universities, morgues, and a  variety of other markets. Mopec is committed to the production innovative products and providing high  quality customer service. For more information, visit

For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Michael Richardson CEO
PHONE: (864) 617-9455