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Plante Moran

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Don’t just keep up. Level up.

The manufacturing industry is facing a fourth revolution — and it’s not enough to just keep up. Long-term success means leveling up your entire operation. Whether you’re responding to today’s supply chain challenges and risk concerns, optimizing your data and performance insights, or reinventing operations for the transformation of tomorrow, you need a partner that brings more than industry expertise. You need an advisor that’s walked the walk alongside manufacturers for nearly 100 years, and comes equipped with the capabilities, perspective, and people to help you succeed in a new world of manufacturing.

We were founded in the Midwest — the heart of American manufacturing — and we’ve been serving manufacturing and distribution clients since our inception. Our manufacturing practice is the largest in our firm, with over 2,500 clients and 400 specialists representing this industry alone. We serve owner-managed businesses, international market leaders, and private equity firms across several sectors, including automotive, food and beverage, plastics, metals, machinery and equipment, and distribution throughout North America and abroad. With a full line of tailored audit, tax, and consulting services, we help our clients build and sustain nimble organizations that can pivot in response to the market and their customers’ unique and changing needs.

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Industry 4.0

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9 minute read
10 ways your legacy system is costing you...and what you can do about it
Legacy ERP systems may provide adequate functionality, but they can pose significant risks to your business — and hobble future growth — in ways you might not realize. Is an outdated system holding your business back?
Doug Hockenbrocht
White Paper November 11, 2021 9 minute read

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Related Events

  • 2021 Year-end Webinar Series

    Make sure you’re ready for year-end — join our experts for a two-day virtual experience as they present important year-end updates for tax (individual and business), accounting, audit, and employee benefit plans.

    Webinar November 30, 2021 1 min read Upcoming
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Thought Leadership

  • House passes Build Back Better Act, attention turns to Senate for further negotiations
    On November 19, the House passed the Build Back Better Act, which is now heading to the Senate for further consideration. This concludes a lengthy period of deliberation in the House and is a significant milestone in the legislative process.
    Stephen Eckert Jennifer Keegan Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko
    Article November 19, 2021 5 min read
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  • 10 ways your legacy system is costing you...and what you can do about it
    Legacy ERP systems may provide adequate functionality, but they can pose significant risks to your business — and hobble future growth — in ways you might not realize. Is an outdated system holding your business back?
    Doug Hockenbrocht
    White Paper November 11, 2021 9 minute read
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  • Infrastructure Act accelerates expiration of employee retention credit
    The employee retention credit (ERC) helped businesses meet pandemic payrolls, but its initial conflict with other programs and multiple modifications confused potential beneficiaries. Though it’s expiring as of September 2021, some employers should consider a retroactive claim.
    Amy Forester Ginger Powell
    Article November 11, 2021 3 min read
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  • 2021 Food & Beverage Forum
    View our on-demand sessions from the 2021 Food & Beverage Forum featuring an economic outlook and multiple panels of experts in supply chain, industry trends, and retail.
    Paul E. Edwards Bob Denninger Bob Bond
    Webinar Nov. 9, 2021 3.5 hour watch
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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.

NuStep relocates headquarters to Plymouth Township, Mich., to consolidate office and manufacturing functions
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Manufacturer “steps” into a new future with HQ relocation
Plante Moran Cresa congratulates NuStep on successfully closing a deal to relocate its office and manufacturing facilities from Ann Arbor to Plymouth Township, Mich.
Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study October 26, 2021 1 min read
Rendering of Safeguard Medical new global headquarters in Huntersville, NC
1 min read
Leading emergency medical technology company breaks ground on new global headquarters
With a growing portfolio of innovative brands, Safeguard Medical desired a new facility to serve as its global headquarters.
Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study September 1, 2021 1 min read

The right partner to take you to the next level

Clients tell us our people are our secret weapon. We build lasting relationships to foster a client-focused, collaborative culture. We know the manufacturing industry inside and out — and the better we know you, the better we serve you. We entrench ourselves in your businesses, from the plant floor to the board room, to keep you positioned for success.

Future-focused manufacturers today need creative thinking, multiple perspectives, and bold ideas from their professional services provider. That’s why we involve multiple, knowledgeable Plante Moran partners for every client we work with. We refer to this extra level of partner involvement as our colleague partner approach to working with clients, and it allows us to ensure you’re getting the best possible ideas and guidance well beyond the immediate needs of your engagement. And, with some of the lowest turnover rates in the industry, you’ll get consistent service from a team you trust. In the words of Brian Wiedenhoeft, our manufacturing industry group leader, “When we work with clients, we’re always looking for opportunities to exceed expectations. We tailor everything we do to match your unique needs because we want you to succeed, and because we know the industry so well, there’s no challenge we can’t handle.” 

How can we help your business?

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