February 24th is a VERY Important Date in Burris History

Written by: Barb Smith and edited by Sarah Burris Lauzen with help from Howard Burris February 24th is an important day for Burris! Here is a quick history on the beginning days of Burris and the Burris family. Our current CEO, Donnie Burris is a 5th generation Burris family member to work in the business.  In 1925 John W. Burris (2nd […]

Remembering Bob Burris

Bob Burris Obituary Robert Donnan Burris of Milford went to be with his Savior on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at his home. He was 65. Mr. Burris was born on Sept. 23, 1944, in Santa Ana, Calif., son of Lillian Marshall Burris and the late John E. Burris. He was the President and CEO of […]

Burris Steamship – 1928

#MilfordDelaware Historical Society: The steamship Frederica was bought by the Burris family in 1928 and used to transport tomatoes from Frederica, Delaware, to the Campbell Soup Co. in Camden, New Jersey. Coal was sometimes hauled on the return trip..This exclusive Milford Historical Society photograph was originally published in the 1979 MILFORD THROUGH THE YEARS: A Pictorial […]

1979 Harrington Warehouse Fire

On February 19, 1979, our Harrington Warehouse during a blizzard caught on fire and was burned to the ground. As Jack Burris described it, “We were ‘on our knees’ for three long months.” In the midst of this trial by fire, the Burris team became more united than ever. The video below recounts the tragedy. […]