Celebrating Over 60 Years

And in May 1951, Sam Elson founded Industrial Plywood at Front and Spruce streets in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Today, under the direction of Sid Bratt and Andy Wernick and with a staff approaching 20, Industrial Plywood — from its Reading corporate headquarters, and Lewistown, Pa., store — serves thousands of builders, cabinetmakers, remodelers, signmakers and craftsmen throughout Pennsylvania. It is one of the East Coast’s largest distributors of the best quality plywood, hardwoods, veneers, selective lumber products and Freud woodworking tools, FESTOOL woodworking machinery, OMEGA line of lazy susans and other kitchen accessories, FGV hardware – slides & hinges, TITEBOND adhesives, DUNA urethane foam board, and CELTEC pvc board.

Industrial Plywood has grown from a facility with about 500 sq. ft. of space in the 1950s to its present Reading location at 550 South Fifth Street with more than 67,000 sq. ft. The firm’s success in an increasingly competitive marketplace is attributed to its excellent customer service and high quality products with competitive pricing. Industrial Plywood carries a diverse inventory that matches its broad customer base.

Among its top-notch suppliers* are Mt. Baker and Columbia Forest Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood veneer, hardwood plywood and laminated products.

Due to the tremendous growth in business at our Lewistown store, Industrial Plywood has moved (only three blocks!) into a much larger location. The new showroom and warehouse have much more merchandise to better service our customers. The new address is 85 West Charles Street.

Our Locations


550 South Fifth Street | Reading, PA 19602
(610) 376-3343
FAX (610) 376-2256


85 West Charles Street | Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 242-9663
FAX (717) 242-2299