NEWS & EVENTS

Keep up on the latest News & Events happen withing W.W. Williams companies, the industry, and the customers we serve.

NEWS & EVENTS

September 22, 2022

Celebrating Truck Drivers with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2022

We all know we need truck drivers to deliver essential items to our homes, communities, and businesses. But did you know they drive more than 421 billion miles, deliver nearly 70 percent of total U.S. freight, and that more than 3.6 million professional truck drivers are among the safest drivers on the road?

We need these truck drivers to keep America moving forward and that’s why we take National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) as a time to show them the appreciation they deserve every day.

Last week The W.W. Williams Company celebrated NTDAW in our local branches with signs of appreciation, a video, thank you cards, food and beverages, giveaway items, and useful swag for the road.

“We loaded our service counter with cookies and swag,” said Las Vegas Branch Manager Diana Holman. “We offered coolers full of additional gift items and popcorn for the truck and fleet drivers.”

In Columbia, truck drivers were honored with a schedule of events for the entire week. “We had drivers join us daily at lunch and had some giveaways to hand out”, shared Branch Manager Mike Prichard. “We even made a spinning prize wheel and the driver got raffle tickets to enter to win prizes."

At W.W. Williams we recognize the hard work and sacrifices professional truck drivers make to deliver our nation’s goods whether it’s a small haul or across the county, and we honor them not only during NTDAW, but also every other day of the year.

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September 9, 2022

Xos Names W.W. Williams as Pilot Service Provider

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been named a Pilot Service Provider for Xos Trucks in the state of Arizona! Xos is a leading technology company, fleet services provider, and manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles.

LOS ANGELES — September 7, 2022 — Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a leading technology company that provides fleet services, software solutions, and manufactures Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric commercial vehicles, today announced it has named The W.W. Williams Company (“W.W. Williams”) as a pilot service provider in the state of Arizona. W.W. Williams is a leading services provider that offers mechanical service and repair, power generation, and warehousing and logistics services.

“As part of the WheelTime® Network, the nationwide service network for commercial trucks, W.W. Williams is a widely-known and respected leader in the service industry,” said Andy Curtin, Service Director at Xos. “We’re excited to bring on W.W. Williams as a pilot service provider, starting in Arizona, to provide our customers with world-class maintenance service and repair.”

As part of the agreement, W.W. Williams will provide maintenance service and repairs on Xos vehicles in regions of Phoenix, Ariz. and Tucson, Ariz. W.W. Williams will also support Xos customers with an inventory of in-stock Xos service parts.

“We’re thrilled to work with Xos and start providing maintenance and repair services to their customers,” said Mike Houston, National Sales Manager for W.W. Williams. “Their innovative, battery-electric commercial vehicles represent the future of trucking, so it’s important for us to continue growing our offerings with experience working on electric trucks.”

About Xos, Inc.
Xos is a leading technology company, fleet services provider, and original equipment manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles. Xos vehicles and fleet management software are purpose-built for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last-mile, back-to-base routes of up to 270 miles or less per day. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with battery-electric vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts. For more information, please visit www.xostrucks.com.

Xos Contacts
Xos Investor Relations
investors@xostrucks.com

Xos Media Relations
press@xostrucks.com

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November 11, 2020

Veterans Medallion Gold Award

On Tuesday, November 10th W.W. Williams was awarded the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Gold Award! The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, to recognize US employers who Hire, Retain and Support transitioning military veterans and their family members.

W.W. Williams is only 1 of 55 large employers who qualified to receive this national award in 2020. This award recognizes all of our employees across the country for creating and maintaining a veteran friendly workplace and culture. Qualifying for this award puts us in an exclusive group of employers that transitioning veterans, their families and employment support staff seek out when pursuing civilian employment opportunities and allows us the opportunity of displaying the Vets Medallion Program Gold Award on our website, careers page and identifies us as a veteran friendly employer!

I am very honored to be able to share the news of this award with our company on Veterans Day, I would also like to thank all of our currently enlisted employees, veterans and their families for their sacrifice, service to our country and continued contributions to the W.W. Williams companies.

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September 18, 2020

Two Men And A Truck Partners with Clean Fuels Ohio, SEA Electric, and W.W. Williams to Deploy an EV Moving Truck

Two Men and a Truck Columbus announced it will deploy an all-electric Class 6 moving truck for its central Ohio operations –eliminating tailpipe emissions and significantly lowering operating costs. This project is in partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio and supported by grant funding awarded by the US Dept. of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office to demonstrate the viability of med-heavy duty EVs in vocational fleet applications.

By utilizing a battery-electric Class 6 moving truck powered by SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive® all-electric power-system, Two Men and a Truck Columbus will continue to provide the highest-level customer experience while significantly improving the company’s operational and environmental performance. Two Men and a Truck will work with SEA Electric and W.W. Williams to upfit and convert an existing Class 6 Freightliner M2 truck to run as a dedicated battery electric vehicle.

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August 27, 2020

Carrier Aids Ohio Food Bank

With the demand for aid from food pantries spiking due to the coronavirus pandemic, Carrier Transicold recently donated a trailer refrigeration unit to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the anchor of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, which delivers fresh food to a widening base of people in need throughout the 20-county region it serves. Given as part of Carrier’s support of food banks in the Feeding America network, the X4 Series Model 7300 refrigeration unit was installed on a 53-foot trailer by Williams Carrier Transicold of Columbus, the company said.

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April 14, 2020

W.W. Williams Joins Heil Service Network

W.W. Williams will provide sales, parts, service, and support for Heil customers in the southwest from their 18,000 square-foot branch headquartered in Las Vegas. This location is fully equipped with eleven working bays, two parts trucks and nine mobile service vehicles.

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March 2, 2020

W.W. Williams Highlights Job Growth On Scripps Media Network

The largest job growth out of any other county in the country has been in Arizona’s Maricopa County. “There’s opportunities here at Williams, here Maricopa County, here in Phoenix that other parts of the country that I have seen firsthand in the past year can’t offer,” said Garrette Gilliam.

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February 12, 2020

One Equity Partners Portfolio Company W.W. Williams Acquires CP Company

One Equity Partners announced that its portfolio company, The W.W. Williams Company, LLC  has completed the acquisition of CP Company, which does business as CT Power, Inc. and Iceberg Enterprises. Headquartered in Commerce City, Colorado, CT Power is a regional dealer of transport refrigeration and temperature-control equipment, parts and services for Carrier Transicold, while Iceberg Enterprises sells trailers, and also provides trailer and parts rental, leasing services, cold storage, used equipment and other products. Founded in 1985, CP Company has facilities in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and California.

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December 17, 2019

Brook Park Council Selects W.W. Williams for Emergency Repairs to 1994 Fire Truck

"W.W. Williams is a sole source provider for repairs to the 1994 fire truck … and emergency repairs need to be made to repair and replace the blown engine … along with the governor, labor and miscellaneous parts," the legislation indicated. "Services are of a highly specialized nature."

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November 26, 2019

2019 Info-Tech CIO Awards Celebrate Outstanding IT Leaders Who Deliver Business Value

The most authoritative event for IT executives and leaders globally, the two days of Info-Tech LIVE will be filled with engaging and informative sessions led by Info-Tech’s research analysts and practitioners.

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September 17, 2019

TMCSuperTech 2019 Results

Another successful National Technician Skills Competition is in the books! TMCSuperTech is an elite competition sponsored by the American Trucking Association's Technology & Maintenance Council. It brings together the best truck service technicians from across the United States. Three of our W.W. Williams technicians participated in the two-day contest in the Heavy Duty Track: Adam Martin (Saginaw), Daniel Connolly (Charleston), and Dustin Mosley (Cleveland). Adam continued our award-winning legacy placing 7th overall, the highest finish ever for a Williams technician.

November 2, 2018

Daimler Trucks Hosts Technician Skills Challenge

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently hosted a Technician Skills Competition testing technicians’ ability to diagnose and repair the company’s Freightliner Cascadia, New Cascadia, Detroit Diesel heavy-duty engine, and DT 12 transmission. We are so proud to announce Terry Podralski, Journeyman at W.W. Williams, as one of the first place winners in the Engine Competition!

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April 27, 2018

W.W. Williams Technicians Advance to SuperTech National TMC Skills Competition

The road to the National TMC SuperTech competition concluded at Forsyth Technical College in Winston Salem, NC. Twenty W.W. Williams technicians competed at ten stations, ranging from precision measuring to electrical, for a spot to compete at the National TMC SuperTech competition. Congratulations to the following moving onto the National competition: Adam Martin, Derek Beadle, Josh Wilson, and Terry Podralski. All of our W.W. Williams technicians worked hard and represented well!

January 16, 2018

Auto Safety House Holbrook Location Newly Named Allison Transmission Parts, Service & Warranty Dealer

The Auto Safety House Holbrook, AZ location was recently named an Allison Transmission parts, service and warranty dealer. With this new designation, they provide parts and service for Series 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 Allison transmissions. Offering free consultations and genuine Allison parts, their factory-trained and certified technicians are ready to help customers maintain and operate their vehicles.

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October 10, 2017

W.W. Williams Featured on Manufacturing Marvels Segment on The Fox Business Network

We were honored to be featured as part of the Manufacturing Marvels segment on The Fox Business Network on Tuesday, October 10. This video was shot on-site at our Tucson, Arizona location and highlights our vehicle service and repair capabilities, along with our off highway expertise.

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September 29, 2017

Great Lakes Shipyard partners with W.W. Williams, the local authorized MTU distributor, to equip the Cleveland tug with two MTU 8V 4000 M54R engines

To generate the exceptional power needed to handle massive Great Lakes freighters, Great Lakes Shipyard partnered with W.W.Williams, the local authorized MTU distributor, to equip the Cleveland with two MTU 8V 4000 M54R engines, each delivering 1,000 hp at 1,600 rpm. Overall, the vessel can produce 2,000 hp and 60,000 pounds of thrust. In addition, it is equipped with the MTU Blue Vision New Generation automation system for monitoring and control.

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September 7, 2017

W.W. Williams Assembles Fire Alarms Installed on Aging South Carolina School Buses

To address a fleet becoming increasingly prone to fires, the South Carolina Department of Education installed alarms on 2,000 school buses to alert drivers of potential incidents. W.W. Williams won the $1.116 million contract in November to assist with the assembly and delivery of the fire alarm systems to the required State bus locations, where they installed the fire alarm systems, power sirens and controls.

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June 7, 2017

W.W. Williams Joins YANMAR America’s Commercial Marine Division Distribution Network

YANMAR America’s Commercial Marine Division is excited to announce three new additions to its distribution network, Mack Boring & Parts Co., W.W. Williams and Antilles Power. W.W. Williams is proud to represent YANMAR America’s Commercial Marine Division’s introduction into the U.S. market with their heavy duty commercial marine line and heavy duty marine transmission line.

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March 20, 2017

Auto Safety House Recognized with Knapheide 1848 Award

Auto Safety House has been recognized by Knapheide Manufacturing with the prestigious 1848 award for 2016 sales. This is the eighteenth consecutive 1848 award for Auto Safety House.

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February 25, 2017

One Equity Partners Grows W.W. Williams through Acquisition of Auto Safety House

One Equity Partners announced that its portfolio company, The W.W. Williams Company, LLC has completed the acquisition of Auto Safety House, LLC (“ASH”), one of the largest vehicle maintenance service and parts provider for trucks, pre-owned and new buses, and other vehicles in the Southwestern U.S. and is the Thomas Built Bus distributor for the State of Arizona.

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January 4, 2017

One Equity Partners Grows W.W. Williams through Acquisition of Desert Fleet-Serv Inc.

One Equity Partners announced that its portfolio company, The W.W. Williams Company, LLC ("W.W. Williams") has completed the acquisition of Desert Fleet-Serv Inc. ("DFS"), a mobile provider of onsite maintenance and repair services for diesel trucks and trailers.

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November 14, 2016

Recognizing National Apprenticeship Week

We believe the strong, experienced workforce of tomorrow comes from supporting the aspiring workforce of today. Our Apprentice Program supports the skilled trades by supplying the tools, skills, and experience necessary to become “The Best of the Best.” #ApprenticeshipWorks We are proud to support the second annual Apprenticeship Week.

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August 22, 2016

One Equity Partners Invests in The W.W. Williams Company, LLC

One Equity Partners (OEP) has invested in The W.W. Williams Company, LLC (W.W. Williams), a provider of industrial power product sales, service, and repair.

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