Commitment

Community (Read More)

Employees of Williams Distributing Company serve as board members on:

  • Baystate Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Dana Farber Board of Trustees
  • American Red Cross
  • Pioneer Valley United Way
  • Greater Springfield Convention Bureau
  • Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Friends of the Homeless
  • Rachael’s Table
  • City Stage
  • Make-A-Wish

Owners and employees of Williams hold longstanding partnerships with charities and community organizations including:

  • The Jimmy Fund
  • Baystate Children’s Hospital
  • The Big E
  • The Westover Air Show
  • Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Springfield Armor Basketball (NBA D-League)
  • Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • SIDS Foundations
  • The United Way of Pioneer Valley
  • UMASS Athletics
  • The Puerto Rican Cultural Center
  • Chicopee Chamber of Commerce
  • HAP Housing / Housing 1st

Williams Family Park When we constructed our facility in 2001 we donated 15 acres of land back to the city to construct a community park. The Park offers walking trails, a softball field, a soccer field, a beach volley ball court, tennis courts and a playground with a mini-water park for children. IMG_0002 IMG_0005

Environment (Read More)

We believe it is important to reduce our impact on the environment whenever possible. To achieve this we:

  • Donated 15 acres of land to the city of Chicopee to be used as a park, thereby creating additional green space in the local community
  • Recycle over 11,000,000 lbs of glass, over 900,000 lbs of aluminum and 40,000 lbs of cardboard annually

Recycle all paper, boxes and shrink wrap materials

  • Use ambient light from the sun throughout the office and warehouse spaces to reduce dependence on artificial lighting
  • Installation of high efficiency lighting and motion sensors
  • Conscious effort to use recycled materials whenever possible including business cards and stationary

Beer (Read More)

Commitment to Beer!

  • Beer is part of our culture…it is what we are all about!
  • Active participant in the industry
  • Brewery visits, Craft Brewers Conference, Brewbound, ACBF, GABF, SAVOR
  • Member of Brewers Association
  • Training (Cicerone, Goose U, etc.)
  • WDC hop garden planted in Spring 2013 with first harvest in September 2013