D&W Diesel was founded in January 1976 by Doug Wayne. Originally named D.W. Auto Electric and located in a rented one-bay garage, Doug and one employee rebuilt starters, generators and alternators and offered drive-in electrical services.
By 1978, the business had outgrown its location, and moved to the former family farm on Routes 5 & 20, just west of Auburn NY, where it remains today. A year later Doug’s brother, Dave, became a partner in the business. Diesel fuel injection remanufacturing was added to the product offering, and the business was renamed D&W Diesel and Electric.
In 1980, D&W expanded its product lines to include the sales and service of turbochargers, but the growth did not stop there. In the following years D&W added more product lines and opened additional sales & service locations in Albany, Buffalo and Rochester, New York; Worcester, Massachusetts and Cleveland, Ohio.
D&W installs and distributes performance powertrain products for both gas and diesel applications.
In 1999, D&W was awarded the Garrett Central Distributorship for the northeastern US, and shortly afterwards, eastern Canada. As an extension of our turbocharging marketing efforts, D&W invested in the business of installing and distributing performance powertrain products for both gas and diesel applications and signed as a Garrett Performance Distributor. In support of our commitment to our expanded gas and diesel product offering, D&W created a performance-focused customer service division — D&W Performance.
What makes D&W different from other performance distributors?
D&W Diesel is a distributor, remanufacturer and installer of gas and diesel engine components. Within our selected product lines, we support a wide variety of applications for virtually any make or age of engine. We have focused on specific product lines for more than thirty years, which has enabled us to build an in-depth knowledge base about our products.
We believe the roles of distributor, remanufacturer and installer complement one another.We believe the roles of distributor, remanufacturer and installer complement one another. The technical expertise gained in remanufacturing and on-vehicle service allows us to provide practical advice to those we distribute our products to. The first-hand application knowledge acquired in our distribution activities enables us to make improvements in our remanufacturing processes. The product knowledge and real-world customer experience learned in one helps us to excel in the other.
With over 290 employees, nine locations throughout the Northeast, and a solid financial standing, D&W is poised to continue its history of growth and success in the years to come.
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