Who We Are
W W Metal Products is a machine/fab shop located centrally in Texarkana, TX. George Walker founded the company in the late 1970’s while recovering from a car wreck that left him a paraplegic. Two of his earliest customers were Texana Tank Car and GE Railcar Texarkana. He was known for his ingenuity and his willingness to do whatever it took to get the job done. Mr. Walker experienced further health issues, and his son, Randal Walker, joined the business in 1988. Soon thereafter the company purchased its first CNC machine. In the late ‘90’s the decision was made to concentrate on the railcar industry. In 2004, Randal Walker purchased the company from his father. Today, over 98% of the company’s business is railcar related. While the majority of that work focuses on parts for tank cars, the company also makes parts for hopper cars and box cars. The company now has fourteen CNC machines and a full complement of conventional machines located in a 35,000 square feet manufacturing facility.
What We Bring to the Table
Currently we are AAR M1002 and M1003 certified. W W Metal Products has a CWI on staff as well as three additional employees certified as visual weld inspectors and three employees with Level II NDT certification. Welders are certified to AWS D1.1, AWS D-15.1, and/or Appendix W depending upon customer requirements.
experienced work force
Breaking down the current work force of 25+, there are five employees that have been with the company 19 years or longer. Another five employees have 8-16 years with the company. All employees are in a continuous rotation of training designed to keep them refreshed on existing rules and procedures and to expose them to new ideas and techniques as to how to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
Excellent Reputation in the Industry
W W Metal Products is known for providing a quality product in a timely manner. Product is shipped coast to coast, to Mexico, and to Canada. Current customers in the industry include ARI, GATX, GBW, Rescar, Texana Tank Car, Trinity Industries, Union Tank Car, and many other repair shops, lease fleets, and end users.