In 1908 two brothers started a small construction company in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. It didn’t take long for those brothers to find a niche building cross-country pipelines.
By 1919 Miller and David Williams moved their company to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Williams, as the company would come to commonly be known, soon became an iconic Tulsa company. Williams would grow to become one of the largest employers of Tulsa with more than 1000 employees.
Williams Bought for $37 Million
Earlier this week Williams announced it accepted a buyout offer from Dallas based Energy Transfer Equity. This $37 billion deal is one of the largest of its kind in recent time. It is unclear how many employees will stay in Tulsa and how many will be moved elsewhere.