I was Born A Coal Miner’s Daughter, But I Could Not Sing So I Went Into Printing

This is a picture of my Dad, Odes Robinette in Lynch KY.  He is the first one on the left.  I was born in 1943 during the war, and coal was essential to the war effort.  My Dad got injured and was released from the mines. Oak Ridge TN (the secret city) had become a boom town because they were building the Atomic Bomb, although no one knew what they were working on.  When my Dad was released from the mines, he got a job at Oak Ridge working for K-25.  None of the workers had any idea of what they were doing but just knew that it was a very closely held secret and if questions were asked you would not have a job.  After we moved from the secret city, we moved to a little community in West Knoxville called Ball Camp.  I attended Ball Camp Elementary and  then Karns High School where I met the love of my life, Ken Burns. We were married 52 years until he passed away in 2014.  Ken started our business Burns Mailing & Printing, in the garage and then moved it to commercial locations until we purchased our present site at 6131 Industrial Heights Dr. in Knoxville.  In 1991 we started offering graphic design and direct mail services. This year marks the 28th year that I have been in printing and mailing. I have a fantastic staff of experienced pressman, trade binders, graphic designers, mailing staff, estimator/planning and accounting.  Because we are operating three businesses in one (graphic design, printing and mailing) each department must know exactly what is required and execute it flawlessly.

Too bad I can not sing, but I do know the printing/mailing business.  Give me a call today at 865 584-2265 or email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com for a free quote. I promise I will not sing to you, unless its your birthday and then I will make an exception.

 

 

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