Williams-Pyro, a woman-owned and privately held small business, develops and manufactures over 200 unique products. We commit every day to solve our customers' problems and help our employees grow.
Founded in 1963 by Della and Robert Williams, Williams-Pyro employs talented teams of industry experts who consistently deliver exciting, high-tech products and solutions. Our commitment to quality and innovation enables our customers to attain and surpass their business goals.
Our culture is rich in dynamic, solution-driven ideas. We thrive on devising solutions to problems through inventive teamwork, techniques, and technologies. This concept is evident in the fabled Williams-Pyro business philosophy: the story of the titmouse and the milk bottle.*
As the story goes, around the 1900s two types of British garden birds—the titmice and the red robins—learned to siphon cream from the tops of open milk bottles. Over the years, dairy distributors added aluminum seals to the milk bottles, forcing the birds to either learn how to open the seals or find alternative food sources. The entire titmice species learned to pierce the seals, while the red robins failed, even though individual robins had been as innovative as individual titmice. Experts believe that this phenomenon was due to the titmice flying in groups; conversely, the red robins were independent and territorial. Birds that flock together seem to learn faster and adapt quicker to a changing environment. The titmice used innovation and social propagation to spread the method for piercing the seals, increasing their chances for survival. Our ability to work together to blend and adapt our practices to meet the market's fluctuating trends and our customers' ever-changing needs culminates in continuous business growth.
*Original story found in Geus, Arie de. The Living Company. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1997.