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Plante Moran

USMCA compliance: Is your organization on track? Find out more.

USMCA compliance: Is your organization on track? Find out more.

USMCA compliance: Is your organization on track? Find out more.

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 and Harbour Results, Inc. to launch Metalforming Insights. This enhanced reporting, available to Precision Metalforming Association members provides quarterly outputs and custom reports, using real-time industry data. A Metalforming Insights report analyzes key performance indicators and — even more valuable — compares your company data against industry peers. Key data points from the quarterly surveys will cover financials and KPIs; operations and safety; sales and marketing and forecasting; and wages and benefits, along with executive compensation. 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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    Plante Moran is excited to partner with SAA and OESA for the 12th Annual OEM Purchasing Executives Summit. This year’s event will reveal the results from the 2021 Working Relations Index® (WRI®) study.

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    Event May 25, 2021 Upcoming
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  • PowerPlex 2021 Virtual Conference

    We’re proud to be a Diamond sponsor of the virtual 2021 PowerPlex conference focusing on providing manufacturers with the solutions needed to drive digital transformation and future-proof their business.

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Metals Thought Leadership

  • Time for CFOs to spark up relationships in China

    As the post-pandemic economic restart inches closer, now’s the time for U.S. C-suite executives to reinvigorate their China strategy and reengage business relationships. In CFO, Lou Longo discusses how to gain the strongest possible head start as pandemic restrictions ease.

    Lou Longo
    Article May 11, 2021 5 min read
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  • Combat disruption with a flexible operations model
    Disruption is pressuring organizations to make often significant changes to stay competitive and profitable. Here are six ways to drive more flexible operations and, consequently, success.
    Dave Plomin
    Article May 11, 2021 7 min read
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  • Corporate default risk eases; experts question whether ‘reckoning’ lies ahead

    Over the past year, government stimulus has saved many companies from default during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the economy recovers and government aid wanes, some companies won’t survive. Tim Weed discusses the challenges that lie ahead via S&P Global.

    Tim Weed
    Article May 7, 2021 4 min read
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  • 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 April 29, 2021 7 min read
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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.”

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