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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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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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