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Just launched: Visit our Mobility Intelligence Center for data-driven insights.

Just launched: Visit our Mobility Intelligence Center for data-driven insights.

Just launched: Visit our Mobility Intelligence Center for data-driven insights.

Future growth begins with the right advisor.

You’re probably no stranger to the pressures of market fluctuations, international expansion, regulatory compliance, or the risk of supply interruptions. And if you’re not facing these challenges today, you will in the future. We know because we understand your industry, your operational environment, and most importantly, what your metals business needs to prosper.

Our audit, tax, consulting, and M&A advisory professionals serve more than 300 metals clients operating in the United States and internationally. These companies span the distribution chain, from primary metal producers to fabricators across end-user market sectors, such as automotive, construction, machinery and equipment, and medical. Additionally, we’re leaders in helping middle-market metals manufacturers select and implement ERP systems.

Our data-driven metals expertise is recognized across the marketplace. For example, we partnered with the Precision Metalforming Association to launch Dynamic Data. This cloud-based tool, available to Precision Metalforming Association members creates customized data reports on demand, using real-time industry data. A Dynamic Data report analyzes key performance indicators and — even more valuable — compares your company data against industry peers. Key data points include executive compensation, wage and benefits, benchmarking, financial analysis, safety, and sales and marketing. This is just one way in which we’ll provide deeper insights to empower your decision-making and long-term success.

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Metals Thought Leadership

  • In a remote workforce, cybersecurity should be part of the corporate DNA

    As cybercriminals snatch up opportunities presented by a remote workforce, every organization’s cybersecurity approach should be predictive, not reactive. Plante Moran’s Rajiv Das discusses the key pillars of cybersecurity awareness and responsibility via Entrepreneur

    Rajiv Das
    Article November 24, 2020 5 min read
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  • Crisis exposes major flaws in the auto supply chain

    Between the pandemic and ongoing trade disputes, automotive supply chains are being stretched thin. Daron Gifford explores the shifting landscape and emerging “new normal” for suppliers and manufacturers in Automotive News.

    Daron Gifford
    Article November 24, 2020 6 min read
    Runway worker at an airport guiding a plan for landing.
  • The basics of cost segregation
    Many owners of income-producing real estate are unaware that they can maximize the tax savings on their investments with an IRS-approved project called a cost segregation study. Are you one of them?
    Jonathan Winterkorn Lawrence Knutson Jeremy Sompels
    Video November 18, 2020 3 min watch
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  • The future of mobility: What lies beyond COVID-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sudden and possibly permanent changes to mobility patterns in the United States. The result is short-term demand volatility coupled with long-term uncertainty for many suppliers. Here’s our analysis and tips for your post-pandemic planning.

    Mark Barrott Daron Gifford
    Article October 29, 2020 7 min read
    Two workers in a warehouse wearing protective facemasks.

Our clients say

Plante Moran has been invaluable in establishing our operation in China. They guided us through the labyrinth of rules and registrations that were required to start up our operations. In addition, they provided accounting and administrative services that allowed us to leverage our employees. This allowed us to focus on our customers, and we were able to become profitable in our first year of operations, and put us on track to double our sales in the second year.

John Hoeksema CFO, Termax Corporation

Tailored solutions to move you forward

Turn to us to solve complex issues, formulate strategies, and prepare for change. We provide a valuable, individualized approach to match your unique business needs. As an extension of your team, our team will be by your side to not only tackle today’s needs, but plan for tomorrow’s growth.

Our industry knowledge and depth of services allow us to create customized solutions while remaining committed to our clients’ success. “At the end of the day, helping our clients succeed goes back to Plante Moran’s ‘We Care’ attitude,” says Shane Ferguson, metals practice leader. “An honest approach backed by outstanding service helps our clients’ businesses thrive.”

How can we help your business?

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