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Burns in Minneapolis Paper

Posted on January 31, 2011

startribunelogo.jpgCheck out the article in the Minneapolis Star & Tribune on Burns and our Marketing partner - "frank".frank-logo.png


Frank approaches their work with a single purpose; Help a company's brand "shine from the inside out".  Basically take an organizations "who we are" and "what they do" and get that word out to it's customers and prospects.  That's what frank has helped Burns do - it feels good, it's fun and it works.

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Burns RTD; A Generation of Service.

Posted on March 8, 2010

Just couldn't pass up the chance to share this photo.  One of our long term customers sent in the photo of a Burns sensor in operation for 23 years.  23-years-of-sevice.JPG


We are proud of this record of reliability.  Where were you in the Mid 1980's when this sensor was installed?

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Burns PRT’s: Reliability by design

Posted on December 1, 2008


steam-dump-transm-probes.JPGReliability is important in every PRT application.  When the installation is on a helicopter repair ship which was headed for Iraq, it is critical.�





This photo is of two Burns sensors installed ~10 years ago on the (SS Wright). We recently updated the transmitters/indicators, but the sensors are still in place and headed to support helicopter repair and maintenance needs for our troops around the world.


Burns is committed to insuring The SS Wright stays operational even 1000's of miles away from home.


How is reliabilty important to your operation?  Click the comment button and share.


Bill Bergquist


Sr. Applications Engineer

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jimburns.pngOn January 11th, 2008, I celebrated my 20-year anniversary with Burns Engineering.  Wow how time flies when you're having fun!! I still remember the day my Dad asked me if I wanted to interview for an accounting position at Burns. I was so excited to have the opportunity to come back to Burns as a full-time employee.


As a kid, I would ride my bike to Burns and get paid piece-rate for doing assembly work. I'd make a couple bucks and then spend it on candy on the ride home. Over the years, my Dad taught me the lesson of saving some of that money, a lesson that would be the foundation of one of the Burns' Core Values: Strong Financial Performance.


A lot has changed since 1988. I was single then and now have a wonderful family. My wife Sharon and my 3 daughters keep me busy when I'm not dreaming about new temperature applications.


Yes, while some things change... today, just the same as 20 years ago, we at Burns are committed to our Core Values, and proudly share them on the Burns Website.


Here's to the memories, and excitement about the future!


- Jim Burns

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A Man and an RTD with a Mission.

Posted on November 21, 2007

Serial #16 Serial # 16 was destined for a higher purpose. Measuring temperature was its original calling, yet when Dad (Don Burns) retired 10 years ago and transitioned the company to my brother JD and I, we honored Dad's legacy and serial #16 received a promotion. This RTD, manufactured in August of 1962 became a symbol of longevity, creativity and honor. Appropriately mounted and framed, we presented this original device to Dad in recognition of his retirement as well as his technical brilliance and passion for creative problem solving.


Many more serial numbers have followed in the cure cycles and calibration schedules of serial #16, all of which were destined for their own greatness and purpose in various industrial processes and pharmaceutical applications. Number 16 may never experience the energizing environment of a refinery or participate in the creation of a life-saving drug, yet #16 holds an honorable place in the hearts of all who have a passion for solving temperature measurement challenges.


I often bump into friends of dad’s from the early days of #16. It's always fun to hear their stories and see the passion in their eyes. (Share yours on the BEblog if you have one!)


Congratulations Dad and Thank You serial number 16.


- Jim Burns

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