Region: West Virginia

Picture this: Volunteer Week 2022

Picture this: Volunteer Week 2022

Building houses, landscaping, packaging food and helping students! These are some of the many activities during Williams inaugural Volunteer Week. We have hundreds of employees helping nonprofits in 18 states. More than 160 projects total! Strong community involvement is at the heart of Williams. Williams Volunteer Week builds on the company’s long tradition of being […]

Scooping rice at the food bank

Hundreds of employees to give back during inaugural Volunteer Week

In a nationwide show of community support, hundreds of Williams employees will give their energy to complete more than 160 projects across 18 states as part of the company’s inaugural Volunteer Week, April 22-29. “Strong community involvement is at the heart of Williams, driven by our core value to be responsible stewards,” said Alan Armstrong, […]

Ten stories you might have missed in 2021

Ten stories you might have missed in 2021

As we wrap up 2021, we look back to some of the stories we shared. From Executive Perspectives to New Energy Ventures to the latest newsroom content,  we’ve shared how Williams is looking to the future while providing critical infrastructure, celebrating communities and championing employees. More favorites from 2021: With eyes on a clean energy […]

Bird’s eye view: how Williams uses drones

Bird’s eye view: how Williams uses drones

As a construction manager, Jon Lindstrom spends a lot of time on the ground, inspecting progress on job sites like the Ridgeline Compressor Facility in northern West Virginia. But it’s when he flies a drone to get a bird’s eye view that he really sees how things are shaping up. “That 200- or 300-foot view […]

From drones to underground drilling, this engineer loves tackling new challenges

From drones to underground drilling, this engineer loves tackling new challenges

Brian Halchak likes to tell young people interested in STEM degrees that the sky is the limit. As the first of several FAA-licensed drone pilots for Williams, Halchak has spent a lot of time in the skies. The engineer helped develop Williams’ unmanned aerial systems program, after seeing a need to gather images and data […]

What I Do: Environmental specialist

What I Do: Environmental specialist

Establishing open dialogue with internal and external stakeholders is an essential part of Tara Meek’s role at Williams. As an environmental specialist, Meek works closely with government agencies, trade organizations and internal stakeholders to make sure company and environmental interests are met while planning, executing and remediating projects. “My whole career has been nurturing those […]

Tracking monarchs on the move

Tracking monarchs on the move

How do you track a butterfly that travels thousands of miles each year migrating between the northern United States and Mexico? If you are part of Project Monarch Watch, you tag them with tiny stickers that are placed, oh so carefully, on their hind wings so their flight is not inhibited. The Oglebay Good Zoo […]

New safety system signals improvements in West Virginia town

New safety system signals improvements in West Virginia town

Residents in New Martinsville, West Virginia, have an extra layer of emergency warning with a new safety system funded partly by Willliams and other local employers. Four sirens have been installed throughout the town to alert residents in case of any emergencies that require residents to take cover or evacuate. The new system comes four […]

Grants awarded to support community response to health and economic concerns

Grants awarded to support community response to health and economic concerns

Williams has awarded the first round of grants to support our communities during this time of financial volatility and global health concern. In March, Williams pledged $1 million in additional financial support for COVID-19 relief and for communities impacted by energy market uncertainty. So far, the Williams Foundation has processed grants to 78 nonprofit organizations […]

Addressing food insecurity in an insecure time

Addressing food insecurity in an insecure time

Before Williams employees started volunteering at Moundsville Middle School, it would take school food bank coordinator Suzanne Muncy almost an entire day to unload a semi-truck with supplies for the month. With the help of five or six Williams employees, the truck could be unloaded and food delivered to the West Virginia school within an […]

Delivering on its Commitments, Williams Welcomes the Class of 2020 Interns

Delivering on its Commitments, Williams Welcomes the Class of 2020 Interns

Welcome, Williams intern class of 2020! This summer, 29 students join the company from 15 universities, spanning nine states. Reporting for the first day of work looks a little different this year since the program was adjusted to fit our “new normal.” Most interns picked up laptops, met managers and mentors, then returned home with […]

Good news for the Oglebay Good Zoo

Good news for the Oglebay Good Zoo

Work is underway on several Oglebay Good Zoo projects that Williams is proud to support. In the past few months, the West Virginia zoo installed a half-acre pollination station with the help of a grant from Williams to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They’ve already tagged 250 monarch butterflies with more to come in the spring.  […]