Thruway Hardwood Merges with D&M Plywood

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/01/2013 2:26PM


Thruway Hardwood Plywood CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - Two Architectural building products suppliers in Western New York will merge -  Thruway Hardwood & Plywood Corp.  of Cheektowaga, and D & M Plywood, Inc. of Buffalo.

Together, the two companies say they cover around 70% of New York State geographically, as well as  Western Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario. Product brands include Pionite Decorative Surfaces, Panolam, Citadel Architectural Products, Ferrari Hardware, Sta Put Adhesives and Valchromat Engineered Wood Products.

“The purpose of this partnership is very straightforward. We are now able to better serve our marketplace with expanded and more inclusive product lines and services,” says John Fontanese of D & M.

Both Thruway Hardwood and D & M say they have come to the table with extensive experience in the woodworking industry. 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. Since its founding by John DiFiore in 1991, Thruway Hardwood has been supplying a large variety of architectural wood products, decorative surfacing and cabinet hardware to the Buffalo, Syracuse and surrounding Northeast area.

“In this market, longevity is not achieved through purely organic growth,” says DiFiore. “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.”


Search for more articles >

Thruway Hardwood & Plywood and D&M Plywood Merger

About the Author

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

Comments (0) Leave a comment 

e-Mail (required)


characters left


Search our database for woodworking equipment, supplies and services:

Select a category:

Feedback Form
Feedback Form