Trusted globally in more than 100 countries, Thruway’s OEM and MRO products support some of the world’s most critical applications. With over half-a-century of experience supporting industry leading manufacturers across every industry, our team applies the sourcing, quality, engineering, and inventory and account management expertise required to empower globally competitive manufacturers.
WHO WE ARE
The quality of our people is central to our ability to serve our customers. For this reason, we invest tremendous resources in identifying exceptional people, developing their skills, and creating an environment that fosters their growth as leaders.
We can help you improve the performance and effectiveness of your business by examining everything from core product management and procurement processes to future directions and opportunities for growth.
This structure ensures that we can quickly deliver the right team, with the right experience and expertise, to every client, anywhere in the world.
In 1917 Fred A. Lemke started working for the Buffalo Bolt Company. In his many years with Buffalo Bolt Company he passed along his knowledge of the industry to his son Paul Lemke, Sr. who followed in his father’s footsteps at the same company.
In 1959, Paul Lemke, Sr. left Buffalo Bolt Co. and founded Thruway Fasteners, Inc. Thruway started by distributing fasteners in Western New York and quickly stretched along New York Interstate 90, also known as the “Thruway”. As the company expanded its product offerings beyond standard fasteners, it grew in both territory and market share.
Thruway is now a 3rd generation, privately held company with over 96 consecutive years of experience serving leading manufacturers. With locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, Thruway serves over 900 customers in 32 states and 28 countries.