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Manufacturing

Plante Moran

Access key insights from the 2021 WRI® Study.

Access key insights from the 2021 WRI® Study.

Access key insights from the 2021 WRI® Study.

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

  • Tax diligence and planning: Don’t leave money on the table or risk a deal collapse

    Tax readiness is an often-overlooked aspect of preparing for an exit, yet the consequences can be significant. Why leave money on the table or risk the deal’s collapse?

    Robert Shefferly III Tony Israels
    Article July 19, 2021 4 min read
    A business person with a contract on a desk and a pen in their hand.
  • Q2 2021 National Industrial Real Estate Market Summary
    The industrial sector has built on its impressive growth in the second quarter of 2021. Download our market summary report for our expert insight and perspective.
    Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa
    White Paper Q2 2021 10 min read
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  • Business combinations: Top challenges for midmarket CFOs

    Is a merger or acquisition likely in your future? To ensure a smooth post-close business transition, work with the seller to bring in technical accounting and tax advisors early.

    Paul E. Edwards Felicia Banks Donaldson
    Article July 9, 2021 10 min read
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  • North American Plastics Industry Study: Take the survey

    Plastics processors need solid financial and operational benchmarking data to balance risk and opportunity. Take the NAPIS survey to confidently assess the health of your business with comparative data from the competition. 

    Greg Alonso Tim Erdmann Damitha Bandara
    Assessment July 8, 2021 30 min read
    Manufacturing of plastic bottles

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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Plante Moran Cresa negotiates favorable lease for automotive manufacturer
Automotive manufacturer AM General hired Plante Moran Cresa to find out if its commercial real estate rent was in line with the market.
Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study 2020 1 min read
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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

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.”

How can we help your business?

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