Thruway Hardwood & Plywood and D&M Plywood Merger

Posted: 04/01/2013 2:26PM


CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - Two well-respected providers of high-end architectural building products in Western New York, Thruway Hardwood & Plywood Corp of Cheektowaga NY and D & M Plywood, Inc. of Buffalo NY, announced the merging of their companies.

Both Thruway Hardwood and D & M have come to the table with extensive experience in the woodworking industry and strong reputations for reliable service and consistently high-quality product lines. “The purpose of this partnership is [very] straight-forward. We are now able to better serve our marketplace with expanded and more inclusive product lines and services,” says John Fontanese of D & M.

“In this market, longevity is not achieved through purely organic growth,” says John DiFiore, founder of Thruway Hardwood & Plywood Corp., “We welcome Paul [Maher] and John [Fontanese] of D & M and we are excited to combine the products, services and experience that our respective companies have been offering the industry up till now.”

Together, the two companies cover around 70% of New York State geographically, as well as the Western Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario areas. They offer a wide range of product and service options. Product brands such as Pionite Decorative Surfaces, Panolam, Citadel Architectural Products, Ferrari Hardware, Sta Put Adhesives and Valchromat Engineered Wood Products stick out as defining the diversity of their combined inventory lists.

In addition to the new and extensive product list, services such as product training workshops are available to Thruway Hardwood’s and D & M’s customer base through brands such as Mohawk Finishes. New product information is to be added as easily downloadable PDFs to Thruway Hardwood’s website and the companies intend to use their combined resources on and off-line to make the customer experience more accessible and informational than ever before.

About D & M Plywood, Inc.

D & M Plywood has been a building supply company servicing industrial, commercial and independent contractors with a complete line of plywoods and lumber, architectural paneling, laminates and specialty building products for over 45 years. As a small, family-owned regional company, D & M credits much of its success to surpassing the expectations of its customers through its personal and knowledgeable approach.

Founded in 1968 by William Maher and George Driscoll, the two established the company by distributing plywood and lumber products primarily to builders in the commercial and residential construction markets. Under the company's second generation of leadership, Paul Maher has expanded D & M to serve professional fabricators and finishers. In addition to lumber and plywood, the company now distributes architectural panels, decorative laminates and specialty hardware.

About Thruway Hardwood & Plywood Corp.

Founded in 1991 in Buffalo NY by John DiFiore, Thruway Hardwood has been supplying a large variety of architectural wood products, decorative surfacing and cabinet hardware to the Buffalo, Syracuse and surrounding North East areas for over 20 years.

They can boast a strength in servicing their customers with everything from sourcing and market research, to product design for a variety of industries, including architectural millwork, custom and commercial furniture, kitchen cabinet fabrication, countertop fabrication, store fixtures, specialty wood products and innovation in building and strengthening customer relationships.


With a now combined industry experience of over 150 years, Thruway Hardwood & Plywood Corp. and D & M Plywood, Inc. are together prepared to meet ever changing market needs with the kind of reliability, customer service and quality product lines that the industry has come to know each of them for. For the new and improved extensive list of products please contact:

Thruway Hardwood & Plywood Corp.


John DiFiore: 716-893-9663

Paul Maher: 716-864-7286

John Fontanese: 716-490-1387

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