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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.

High-performing manufacturers

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Metals Thought Leadership

  • The CFO cheat sheet: Nine ways to improve effectiveness
    Whether you’re a CFO looking to improve your strategy or a CEO or board member wanting to coach your CFO, this nine-point guide can help.
    Stan Hannah
    Article December 3, 2019 7 min read
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  • Surviving sea change: Why some businesses sink and others stay afloat
    Competitors are coming for your market share, the pace of change is accelerating, and a potential economic downturn is on the horizon. What are you doing to prepare?
    Jason Winters
    Article November 19, 2019 5 min read
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  • Trade uncertainty can be opportunity
    Trade disruption is not a passing phase — it’s the new normal. Here are four tips to help business leaders tune out the noise, think proactively, and turn chaos into opportunity. Read more in Industry Today.
    Lou Longo
    Article November 6, 2019 5 min read
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  • Why OEM-supplier relationships need to evolve
    As the auto industry continues to be disrupted by electrification and automation, emerging tech is becoming an important differentiator for OEMs. Will their history of pressuring suppliers hinder access to the best technology? Read more via Wards Auto.
    Daron Gifford
    Article August 23, 2019 4 min read
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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.”

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

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