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Manufacturing & Distribution

We are producing results.

Working in manufacturing and distribution takes advanced skill and specialization — not only to create products that are revolutionizing the world around us but also to build a successful business. That’s where we come in.

We work relentlessly to be a key component of your success and complement your strengths. With a thorough understanding of your goals and needs, we bring our financial, tax, business management, consulting, and IT solutions to the table. These skills — coupled with team members equipped with an in-depth knowledge of your industry — allow us to help find valuable tax incentives, streamline your financial processes, and build your company’s success.

Who we serve.

Currently providing services to more than 900 companies in manufacturing, wholesale trade, and distribution, we are looked to as a trusted industry advisor.

Services Overview

  • Cybersecurity & Data Management
  • Enhancing use of technology
  • Software selection analysis
  • Improve timing, reliability and comprehension of financial reporting
  • Revenue recognition
  • New lease accounting standards
  • Development of profit plans and budgets
  • Debt structuring
  • Cash flow planning and management
  • Quality of earnings analysis
  • Employee benefit plan consulting
  • R&D credit services
  • Cost segregation services
  • Income tax planning for companies with foreign sales
  • Inventory method analysis
  • State and local income tax planning
  • Property tax planning
  • Sales and use tax planning
  • Exit and succession planning
  • Due diligence procedures
  • Business valuation services
  • Estate planning
  • Wealth planning
  • Support for U.S. subsidiaries/divisions of foreign corporations – turnkey solutions for accounting and management reporting

Testimonials

  • “The friendliness and professionalism displayed by the Blue & Co. team during our audit is first class. We feel like there is a true partnership between Blue & Co. and Manar, Inc. Keep up the good work.”

    Larry Johnson

    Manar, Inc.

  • “During my professional career, I have worked with other big accounting firms along with sole practitioners. Our organization switched to Blue & Co. last fall. In spite of being a first-year engagement, Kurt Beier, Gavin Fox, Mitch Parks, Erin Walsh, Paul Roth, Kristi Blausey, and Chris Reid provided us with the best service which I have ever received from any accounting firm.”

    Adam Scott

    Wilson’s Companies

  • “I suppose it is fair to comment that I worked with three firms before Blue & Co. that challenged my expectations. As far as accuracy, Blue is very detail oriented. I do not receive notices from the IRS requesting any forms that were missing or correcting the filed returns. As far as performance, our 2017 business and personal files were completed weeks early of deadlines. And as far as responsiveness, I’ve never waited more than 12 hours for a final answer.”

    Jason Greeson

    Mainstay Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.

Managing Cash Flow in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption

By Mike Stevenson, CPA, Director Emeritus at Blue & Co. Many of our manufacturing clients are having difficulties ensuring consistency in cash flow when their manufacturing base is overseas. The factories overseas are able to produce product, but there seems to be a bottleneck once it’s shipped from the overseas port to the domestic warehouse. […]

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Cybersecurity Risks in the Manufacturing Industry

By Thomas Skoog, CISA, CISSP, Principal at Blue & Co. The manufacturing industry has seen a larger increase in the number of cyber attacks and data breaches than any other industry in the last 18 months. According to an IBM’s X-Force Threat Intelligence Index study, the manufacturing industry accounted for 25% of all cyber-attacks, outpacing […]

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COVID Tax Relief – IRS Provides Penalty Relief for 2019 & 2020 Tax Filings Due to the Pandemic

By Stephen Stringer, CPA, Director and Amy Sandlin, CPA, Senior Manager Shortly after the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 grabbed the headlines out of Washington, the IRS announced a broad-based penalty relief program for individuals, businesses, trusts, and exempt organizations who are late filing certain 2019 and 2020 tax returns. This relief is to help […]

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