The Burris Logistics STORY began in 1925 when John W. Burris and his father, Edward, recognized an opportunity in delivering tomatoes from the farms in lower Delaware and Maryland to markets in Philadelphia. On the return trips, they delivered freshly baked bread to Acme Markets, a continuously serviced customer since.
Five generations of Burris family members and a team of more than 2,000 dedicated employees have maintained the guiding principles John W. Burris set forth nearly a century ago. Stewardship of the business has been passed to succeeding sons John E. “Jack” Burris, Bob Burris, and presently to Donnie Burris, CEO. Along the way, much has changed, yet stayed the same.
Our core values of integrity, commitment to true partnerships with service excellence, and an innovative solutions-focused spirit have been fostered and maintained throughout the Company’s history. Change has come in the form of automation and technological advances in information technology, communications, refrigeration advances, modernized fleets and facilities, and vastly improved processes.
Today, Burris Logistics, through end-to-end supply chain solutions, specializes in the precision handling of multiple categories of food goods and related items at virtually all temperatures and points along the supply chain. Burris Logistics got its start as a cold chain pioneer and today leads the industry in applying the knowledge and experience of the past with the technology and vision necessary for the future.
Now, Burris Logistics is the parent company that supports our operational brands. Burris Logistics, Honor Foods, and Trinity Logistics come together for a complete supply chain solution offering fulfillment, distribution, storage, redistribution, and freight brokerage.
In the early 1960’s, Jack Burris was head of the Delmarva Poultry Industry. During this time, KFC’s Colonel Sanders was a guest at Jack and Lillian’s summer residence in Lewes, Delaware for two nights. Late one night, high winds caused the Colonel to wake the Burris children and send them to the beach to rescue the boats. Pictured is Jack, Lillian, and Colonel Sanders.
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