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COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our manufacturing resource center.

COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our manufacturing resource center.

COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our manufacturing resource center.

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.

Tax reform for manufacturers: Uncovering opportunities

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Foreign tax credits: What’s in your basket

How will the proposed regulations for foreign tax credit changes impact you and your business? Will the new baskets result in trapped credits? Join our webinar to learn more.

Lisa Roelofs
Webinar August 7, 2019 60 min watch
GILTI: The new era of global taxation and planning
Steve Schnepel
Webinar July 24, 2019 60 min watch
Tax reform and 2018 year-end tax planning for businesses
Jerry Jonckheere
Webinar November 29, 2018 60 minute watch

10 ways your legacy ERP system is costing you
And what you can do about it

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    Accounting methods are a valuable — but often overlooked — tool for managing tax cash flow, which is even more valuable during times of economic uncertainty. Join our webinar to make sure you’re optimizing your accounting methods.

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    Webinar August 5, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • Rethinking business and transaction structures during COVID-19

    Explaining longer-term tax planning strategies, our tax experts focus on business entities, operations, and transaction planning. We help you find and implement the best strategy to help you attain your business goals, as well as how to implement it.

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  • Leveraging robotic process automation (RPA) in the manufacturing industry

    Join our webinar as our experts provide an overview on Robotic Process Automation and how it can provide value to your organization.

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    Webinar August 20, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • Dealing with business debt during challenging times

    Business debt can play both positive and negative roles during trying times. Our experts will discuss bad debts, COD income and debt renegotiations, the interest expense limitation, and bankruptcy.

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    Webinar September 1, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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Are you prepared for the future of mobility?
The time to retool and get ready is now.

Thought Leadership

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    Are you ready for the December 2021 deadline to transition to Plex UX? View our webinar on-demand to help you plan for a successful transition and identify key factors that will impact your timeline.

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    Webinar July 30, 2020 1 min read
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  • The Main Street Lending Program: A financial resource in reserve
    The Main Street Lending Program isn’t getting much use now but will be an important safety net should COVID-19 cases create the need for more economic shutdowns. Here’s what companies and nonprofits should know.
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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.”

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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Cost and margin intelligence solutions for automotive supplier
Automotive supplier improves costing information leading to confidence in product decisions and reduced lead time.
Case Study May 7, 2020 1 min read
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Food company achieves successful sale in the midst of massive growth
A middle-market-branded food company was experiencing exponential growth while simultaneously preparing for a sale. Here's how they successfully closed the transaction and met new public company regulations.
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Case Study September 3, 2019 1 min read

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