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March 13, 2023 – (DUBLIN, OH) – W.W. Williams is pleased to announce the acquisition of PowerProducts Systems (“PPS”), a long established and respected New England distribution company representing Detroit Diesel engines, Allison Transmissions, Carrier Transicold, Volvo Penta Marine Engines, and Kohler Generators. PPS operates from three locations in the Northeast: Portland, ME; Cranston, RI; and Wakefield, MA and employs highly trained technicians to deliver the aftermarket parts and services they provide.
W.W. Williams Chairman & CEO, John Simmons stated, “This acquisition represents a significant step forward in the growth of our business from a volume, footprint, and service capability perspective.”
Chris Glendon, PPS General Manager stated, “By leveraging the national network and resources of W.W. Williams and combining that with the strengths of PPS, we will bring an industry-leading service to the marketplace.”
Founded in 1912 in Columbus, Ohio, W.W. Williams has evolved into one of the nation’s most diversified solutions providers. The Company offers a full range of industry-leading products, parts, and services to a diverse customer base, as well as representing major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With this acquisition, the Company operates in 44 locations throughout the U.S. and Mexico and employs over 1,300 employees. W.W. Williams is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
November 22, 2022 – (DUBLIN, OH) – W.W. Williams is honored to be recognized by the City of Dublin’s Mayor, Jane Fox for achieving the milestone of 110 years in operation.
The mayor met with Williams executives at their corporate office (5025 Bradenton Ave #130, Dublin, OH 43017) on November 30th from 10:00 am – 11:30, to present them with a Proclamation.
Founded in 1912 in Columbus, Ohio, as a family-owned business, W.W. Williams has evolved into one of the nation’s most diversified solutions providers. The company offers a full range of industry-leading products, parts, and services to a diverse customer base as well as representing major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Today the company operates in 41 locations throughout the US and Mexico and employs over 1,000 employees. W.W. Williams is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
According to W.W. Williams CEO, John Simmons, “The organization originally built by the Williams family has grown into a multifaceted operation whose focus has been to ensure our customers receive outstanding service. Our motto is ‘Consider It Done’ but to us, it is more than a phrase, it is our promise.”
"Our employees are W.W. Williams’ greatest asset – they’re the lifeblood of the company. We strive to attract and retain top talent, providing training and encouragement to foster professional growth and support our mentoring culture”, commented Bobby Bell, W.W. Williams CFO.
“In Dublin, we pride ourselves on being a sustainable, connected and resilient city where diverse businesses want to be located to grow, thrive and participate in the global economy,” Dublin Mayor Jane Fox shared. “There is no better example of this vision than W.W. Williams, which has proven its resilience over the past 110 years - growing and thriving through two world wars, the Great Depression and eleven decades of economic change. On behalf of the City of Dublin, I congratulate W.W. Williams for its longevity and sustained success.”
Phoenix, Arizona, November 14, 2022 – As the demands of operating costs, fuel, and maintenance needs for commercial fleets continue to increase, so does The W.W. Williams Company’s ability to service customers. To continue meeting the growing demand for maximizing utilization and minimizing downtime, Desert Fleet-Serv (DFS) and A&C Mobile Truck Service, both Williams companies, have become a part of the Guaranteed Truck Service (GTS) network of locations operating across the county.
“Making the changes at DFS and A&C will help build our brand and alignment with other GTS and W.W. Williams locations,” said Southwest Divisional General Manager David Ruff. “We are excited to join GTS and grow the business in the Arizona market. We see this as an opportunity to better serve our local customer base while offering our national customers a greater service footprint.”
Guaranteed Truck Service provides a wide range of commercial fleet maintenance, diagnostic and repair services, including onsite, roadside, and emergency breakdown services to businesses across the Midwest, Central, Southern, and now Southwestern parts of the United States.
“By leveraging the Guaranteed Truck Service and W.W. Williams national network of resources and combining that with the strengths of DFS and A&C, we can provide an industry-leading truck and fleet service offering to Arizona customers and those traveling throughout the region,” said CEO, John Simmons.
Acquired by The W.W. Williams Company in 2017, Desert Fleet-Serv is a nearly 30-year-old business with a strong standing in the Arizona fleet service market. Recognized among the best in the industry, DFS specializes in providing preventative maintenance, complete vehicle repairs, and emergency roadside assistance to companies operating commercial fleets of diesel trucks and trailers.
In early 2022, Williams expanded the DFS locations and footprint by acquiring A&C Mobile Truck Service. An independent truck shop experienced in vehicle maintenance and repair, A&C continued to operate under its name and service customers with commercial trucks, trailers, RVs, and fleets throughout the Phoenix Valley.
For more information contact Branch Manager, Ludolf Beukes at (602) 757-1250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Guaranteed Truck Service
Guaranteed Truck Service is a part of The W.W. Williams Company operating commercial truck shop maintenance, repairs and parts, and power generation solutions across the U.S. and Mexico. The Guaranteed Truck Service network of locations specialize in complete vehicle repair, preventative services, and fleet maintenance for domestic to class 8 trucks as well as buses, trailers, tractors, vans, emergency, utility, and fleet vehicles. Visit GuaranteedTruckService.com for more information.
About Desert Fleet-Serv and A&C Mobile Truck Service
Desert Fleet-Serv, a fleet maintenance provider specializing in onsite mobile maintenance, joined The W.W. Williams Company in 2017. Desert Fleet-Serv primarily services commercial fleets of diesel trucks and trailers in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
W.W Williams acquired A&C Mobile Truck Service, an independent truck shop experienced in vehicle maintenance and repair in January 2022. Located in Peoria, Arizona, A&C Mobile offers repair and maintenance services for customers with commercial trucks, trailers, RVs, and fleets.
November 11, 2022 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized W.W. Williams as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. W.W. Williams earned the gold award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
W.W. Williams joins 834 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a
commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.
Recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
At W.W. Williams we recognize the hard work and sacrifices of all our veteran employees and we honor them not only during Veterans Day, but also every other day of the year.
About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program:
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans. The 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2023. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.
There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.