Willie Williams, a technician employed at the Hugg & Hall Fort Smith branch, has been a valued member of the team for more than 28 years!
Williams specializes in repairing cranes at the Gerdau River Valley location. Gerdau is the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special long steel in the world, according to their website. Gerdau relies heavily on their cranes to maintain day-to-day operations and Williams plays an important role in keeping them up-and-running.
“My responsibilities are to keep the cranes at Gerdau Fort Smith running so the company can continue with its day-to-day operation of making steel,” said Williams. “When the cranes break down it is the responsibility of me, and the team, to repair the cranes as quickly and as efficiently as possible.”
Williams began with Hugg & Hall as a delivery delivery driver more than 28 years ago. He is native of Florida but has lived in the same house in Alma, Arkansas since 2000 where he resides with his teenage daughters, Destiny and Gracelyn.
When asked about what he likes most about his job, Williams noted that the nature of the work and the people he works with are strong contenders.
“I have always enjoyed working with my fellow coworkers,” said Williams. “Working outside and with my hands has always been very enjoyable.”
When he’s not delivering excellent service he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and family, backroading in his Jeep, watching movies, eating a good meal (steak is his favorite) and tinkering in his workshop. He is expecting his first great grandchild, a grandson, in April.
The company would like to send out a huge thank you to Willie for all his hard work throughout the years and an even bigger congratulations on the newest addition to his family.