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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.

The Importance of Incident Response Plans – Recovery

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader This is our fourth article in a five-part series on the importance of incident response planning as part of your cybersecurity program. The purpose of an Incident Response Plan is to proactively plan the actions you will take if you are faced with a serious cybersecurity […]

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R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing

R&D Tax Credit Qualifying Criteria for Manufacturing

By Stephen Stringer, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. & David Seibel, Senior Manager at McGuire Sponsel Manufacturing companies have claimed the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit since the 1980s, but there continues to be much uncertainty as to what and how companies truly qualify for this potentially lucrative annual tax benefit. While businesses […]

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Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple | Vsimple and Blue and Co logo

Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple

CARMEL, Ind. (May 5, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is excited to announce our new partnership with Vsimple, a workflow management software company based in New Albany, IN.  Blue & Co and Vsimple will be working closely together to address the workflow and process improvement challenges of manufacturers throughout the Midwest. “At Blue & […]

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