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Manufacturing

Globalization. Cost control. Market expansion. These are just some of the mounting pressures our manufacturing clients face. Do you feel confident in your company’s ability to anticipate your greatest concerns and proactively respond?

Our manufacturing practice is among the nation’s largest, serving over 2,500 clients with operations spanning 46 states and more than 70 countries. These clients are owner-managed businesses, international market leaders, and private equity firms. Like you, they have complex needs and require a partner they can trust. Let our experienced audit, tax, and consulting professionals help you navigate new challenges, reduce tax burdens, improve operations, and avoid costly missteps.

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International strategy

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Are you ready? Gauging international preparedness
There are things you know that you know, things you know that you don’t know, and things you don’t know you don’t know. That last category is especially dangerous.

Lou Longo
Article October 26, 2017 3 min read

Revenue recognition
Manufacturers & variable pricing – How will you be impacted?

High-performing manufacturers

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Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
Organizations make themselves vulnerable to risk in ways you may not have thought about. Are you vulnerable? Ask yourself these five questions.
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Implementing an ERP system? Strengthen controls to prevent fraud
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Seven ideas to create your next generation of leaders
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Improving operating margins: Four principles you need to know
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Keeping your ERP current:
Learn from top performing companies

2017 year-end tax planning

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Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for businesses
Wondering how the potential for changes in tax law could affect year-end tax planning for your business? Join our tax experts for this webinar as they point you in the right direction.
Ryan Defer
Webinar December 07, 2017 60 min watch Upcoming
Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for individuals
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2017 Year-end tax planning: Our top tips for businesses
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2017 Year-end tax planning: Our top tips for individuals
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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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Manufacturer meets acquisition requirements with Plex ERP implementation
A 95-year-old, $70-million manufacturer of tool storage solutions meets acquisition requirements through a cost-saving Plex ERP implementation in a limited time frame.
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Our Team

We are a team of manufacturing specialists who can help you limit risk and seize new opportunities. We offer a global perspective, decades of experience, and specialized insights to help you manage effectively during times of economic growth or contraction.

Our team of over 450 manufacturing professionals serve clients spanning nearly every sector of the manufacturing industry, including automotive, distribution, medical, metals, rubber and plastics, industrial, food and beverage, and commercial machinery. We’re seasoned audit and tax leaders, as well as certified consultants and project management professionals capable of providing strategy and implementation assistance in key areas such as international expansion, ERP systems, costing and estimating, and due diligence.