John Williams during his World War II service.
Charles Williams during his World War II service.
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Williams has a long history of working with the military – dating back to WWII, when we were the first pipeline construction company to receive the Army-Navy “E” Award for outstanding performance in wartime construction. We were as committed then as we are today to “a good job on time.” And two of our second generation founders – Charlie and John Williams proudly served overseas during WWII.
We recently received the 2016 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer designation, which recognizes companies who boast strong job opportunities, hiring practices and retention programs for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. You can read more about the Military Friendly® designation here.
One in 10 Williams employees is a military veteran.
We are proud to hire and support our nation’s veterans and their families. And we are proud of our employees. Hear from our veteran employees about their experiences working at Williams.
On this Veterans Day, we celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. You can read more about the history of Veterans Day here.
If you know a veteran, service member or their family member looking for an operations opportunity, tell them Williams is a 2016 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. Please check out our open job opportunities at www.Williams.com/Careers.
A unique partnership has created an outdoor classroom for elementary school students in Cecil County, Md., providing children an opportunity to learn about weather, water quality, runoff, biology, and recycling.
This project, known as the Conowingo Elementary School Water Quality Retrofit Project, was partially funded by Williams as a part of mitigation to offset impacts from the Rock Springs pipeline project.
Developed by the Cecil County Department of Public Works, the $275,000 water quality improvement project included the addition of bio-retention basins and swales, graveled wetlands, a green roof with rain barrels to measure runoff, pervious pavers, a rain garden and a rainwater harvesting system.
Besides helping the school improve its stormwater management, the project will also be incorporated into the existing science curriculum at Conowingo Elementary. County officials said they hope to replicate this model at other schools in the county.
Williams Environmental Specialist Devyn Richardson coordinated Williams’ involvement in the project. She says that this was much more than a typical mitigation project.
“I think the opportunity to apply science outside of the classroom and text books sparks the imagination and desire to learn,” says Devyn. “I take pride in working for a company that not only recognizes the value and importance of these types of projects, but actively seeks them out when possible through working with the local agencies and non-governmental organizations.”
Many of our employees who work in Williams’ operations in the northeast are local hires. That’s why we were very pleased to participate in the first Montrose Chamber of Commerce Career Fair in Montrose, Pa.
The event featured dozens of local and regional companies and organizations seeking to connect with job seekers in an afternoon filled with excitement and energy. Williams provided insight into our hiring practices, while interacting with local residents seeking jobs in such fields as operations, administration, engineering and information technology.
“The (Montrose) Chamber’s first career fair is a huge success,” says Tammy Bonnice, president of the Montrose Chamber of Commerce. “We are so pleased with the participation and turnout.”
Williams, with offices in Tunkhannock, Pa., and Horseheads, N.Y., operates natural gas pipelines and related facilities throughout the United States, including northeast Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier on New York.