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When preparing for market fluctuations, expanding internationally, maintaining regulatory compliance, or weighing the risks of supply interruptions, you need a partner who understands your industry, your financial challenges, and most importantly, what your business needs to prosper.

Our audit, tax, consulting, and M&A advisory professionals have a deep understanding of the risks, trends, and growth strategies that impact profitable growth in the metals sector. We serve over 300 clients operating in the U.S. and internationally, spanning primary metal producers through the distribution chain to end user market sectors such as automotive, construction, machinery and equipment, and medical.

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North American Plastics Industry Study: 2019 Summary Report

Is momentum slowing for plastics processors? Download the NAPIS 2019 Summary Report for our latest assessment of the plastics processing industry, best practices and attributes of top performers, and strategies to help business leaders position for growth.

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North American OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index®
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    The results of the 19th annual North American Automotive OEM - Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study indicate auto OEMs’ slight improvements in supplier relations pale to significantly greater industry trends.
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    The trade winds are blowing in Mexico’s favor and U.S. businesses—particularly those in manufacturing—are finding ways to capitalize on new opportunities. Read more in Wards Auto.

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    The United States industrial real estate market is showing strong competition for available space. To get the whole story, download the full U.S. Industrial Real Estate Market Summary.

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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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Our audit, tax, and consulting professionals are widely recognized thought leaders, actively involved in the leading metals associations, authors of proprietary performance benchmarking studies, and respected voices on strategic and financial issues affecting the metals industry. As partners, we can help you solve complex issues, formulate strategies, and prepare for change. We see ourselves as an extension of your team, adding agility when you need it most.