W.W. Williams is among one of the nation's oldest and largest industrial distribution firms. It represents and services diesel engine, automatic transmission, power generation and transport refrigeration technologies. William Wallace Williams, Sr. founded the company in Columbus, Ohio in 1912. The company has remained family business throughout its ninety-year history. In the late 70s, then president, David F. Williams began the company's move into the Detroit Diesel-Allison business, exchanging the distribution of construction equipment for the business of distributing power-train products. W.W. Williams sales total more than $170 million annually. W.W. Williams has locations in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and South Carolina. The company s corporate office is located in Columbus, Ohio.