Woven Metal Products Named 2023 Texas Family Business of the Year by the Baylor Impact Awards Program 

Oct 11, 2023 | Press Releases / Media

Company celebrates nearly six decades of family-run success 

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 11, 2023 Woven Metal Products (WMP), a premier fabrication facility serving some of the biggest names across multiple industries, was honored as the 2023 Texas Family Business of the Year by the Baylor Impact Awards program last week. This award recognizes successful, multi-generational, family-owned firms in Texas with a commitment to the family and business continuity. 

Since its beginning 1967, WMP has transformed from a small manufacturer of custom metal parts into a renowned solutions provider and leader in fabricated products, serving some of the biggest names across multiple industries. For the last 56 years, the Hillenburg family has worked to create a culture that reflects the company’s mission: reliable quality, partnership attitude and attention to detail. 

“We are honored to receive the 2023 Texas Family Business of the Year award from the Baylor Impact Awards program,” said Russell Hillenburg, president and third-generation operator of the family business. “All of our WMP team members contributed to us receiving this recognition, and we would not be the premier fabrication facility we are today without them.” 

By keeping the company in the family for nearly 60 years, WMP has had the freedom to do what’s right for the business — with an eye for the future. WMP regularly reinvests in new equipment to improve production accuracy and add fabrication capacity, training team members to use the newest technologically advanced equipment, including robotic tools. 

The company is also active in its local community of Alvin, Texas. In 2022, WMP launched Woven Together, a commitment to helping grow the future workforce’s trade skills. This includes the Spark for the Future Scholarship, awarded to a local-area student pursuing higher education in welding and related metal-working specializations. The team also regularly hosts welding students and their instructors from area high schools and community colleges, introducing them to WMP’s world-class fabrication shop and showing them future career possibilities in welding and fabrication.  

The Baylor Impact Awards program, hosted by Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise is an annual celebration of Texas family-owned and Baylor alumni-owned businesses that have made a transformative impact on their company, industry and community.  

The program formally recognized WMP at an awards ceremony on October 6, 2023, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where Russell Hillenburg accepted the award on behalf of the entire WMP family. 


Woven Metal Products (WMP) is a state-of- the-art fabrication facility and solutions provider in Alvin, Texas. Since 1967, WMP has served companies of all industries and sizes with the same strategic purpose: reliable quality, partnership attitude and attention to detail. Known for reactor and tower process internals, WMP also custom fabricates for any need across multiple industries — from oil & gas, refining, chemicals/petrochemicals and renewable energy — to pulp & paper, waste & water, mining, architectural, electrical & technology and other industrial applications. For a quote or more information, contact WMP at wovenmetal.com or call 281-331- 4466. For the latest news and announcements, visit wovenmetal.com and follow WMP on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/wovenmetalproducts and on Facebook at facebook.com/wovenmetalproducts.