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What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

In the face of change, find a partner you can trust.

In business, every minute counts. Industry and market disruption. Globalization. Big data. Changing regulations. Technological advancements. You have a lot to consider when evaluating opportunities and mitigating unnecessary risks, all while running your day-to-day business.

That’s where we can help. Our manufacturing team continuously monitors major trends impacting businesses like yours. With a full line of tailored audit, tax, and consulting solutions, we help our clients build and sustain nimble organizations that can pivot in response to the market and customers’ changing needs.

We serve owner-managed businesses, international market leaders, and private equity firms across many sectors — including automotive, plastics, food and beverage, metals, machinery and equipment, and distribution — throughout North America and abroad.

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Our Unique Advantage

We’ve spent nine decades serving manufacturers — growing our team of industry specialists and refining our capabilities. Today we have more than 400 manufacturing specialists serving over 2,500 manufacturers. We walk plant floors. We learn your products and processes. We conduct financial and performance benchmarking studies and are active in local and national manufacturing associations. This entrenchment allows us to stay focused on the future, spot the trends before they’re trends, and help you grow your top line. Let us put our experience to work for you.

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Thought Leadership

  • Biden administration to usher in the age of electric cars

    The incoming Biden administration and its focus on climate and fuel-efficiency standards may provide much-needed clarity for the U.S. automotive industry. Daron Gifford discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead via Automotive News.

    Daron Gifford
    Article January 15, 2021 5 min read
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  • New law clarifies effects of PPP, employee retention credit on R&D tax credits

    The latest federal COVID-19 relief allows businesses to deduct expenses paid with PPP loan proceeds. It also limits “double-dips” for wages claimed under the employee retention credit in 2021. Here’s how these provisions affect the payroll qualified for R&D tax credits.

    Ginger Powell Amy Forester
    Article January 13, 2021 3 min read
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  • Partnership tax basis capital reporting requirement for tax year 2020

    Partnerships are required to report partners’ capital on Schedule K-1 on the tax basis method for taxable years that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Learn more about the recently furnished draft Form 1065 instructions for the 2020 tax year.

    Ivan Hewines Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan
    Article January 13, 2021 4 min read
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  • Top three takeaways from the 2020 Food & Beverage Forum

    The 2020 Food & Beverage Forum brought together industry professionals from around the country to discuss the uncertainty and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on businesses and consumers. Here are our top takeaways.

    Ryan Behringer Paul E. Edwards Bob Denninger
    Article January 11, 2021 2 min read
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Our clients say

Our transition to Plante Moran was remarkably smooth. We were impressed with the experience level and knowledge of everyone that worked on our audit. The communication and planning were exceptional, meeting all of our expectations, requirements, and deadlines.

Jim DeVleeschouwer Corporate Controller PVS Chemicals, Inc.

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Candid advice. Powerful returns.

Clients tell us our people are our secret weapon. We build lasting relationships to foster a client-focused, collaborative culture. The better we know you, the better we can serve you.

Whether it’s the first conversation on a Monday morning, or an emergency call over the weekend, we give every client our complete attention. We’re here to give you straightforward advice to help you make the right decisions and reach your goals.

In the words of Bryan Welsh, our manufacturing industry group leader, “Plante Moran’s core principle —to be a caring, professional services firm deeply committed to our clients’ success — is a guidepost that motivates me daily.”

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