Robert S. Williams of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Fort Myers, Fla., passed away on May 5. Williams started Williams Industrial Service Inc. out of his garage in 1971 and began to engage in the rebuilding of industrial heat-treating furnaces in the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana areas. Over the last 44 years, he grew the business into an internationally known OEM of heat-processing equipment, supplying units to Fortune 500 manufactures and captive and commercial heat treaters around the world. The company now resides in Bowling Green, Ohio, with sales offices throughout North America.