Manufacturing & Distribution

International competition is increasing and can be downright overwhelming. At HW&Co., we work with manufacturers and distributors that provide quality products to a variety of industries. Our industry leaders bring you closer to your goals with excellence at every step of your journey.

Who We Serve

  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Refining
  • Steel

Our Services

Challenges such as maintaining your workforce, minimizing energy costs, inventory management and financing often go well beyond the knowledge of the typical manufacturer.  That’s where our knowledge and expertise will make a difference.


Tax Planning & Strategies
Accounting & Assurance

Our Manufacturing & Distribution Tax Planning & Strategies Include:

  • Activity-based costing analysis
  • Business and personal tax planning and preparation
  • Computer hardware and accounting software selection and implementation
  • Cost containment
  • Costing and pricing review
  • Cost segregation for tax depreciation benefits
  • Design of qualified plans
  • Estate and retirement planning
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Evaluation of financing proposals
  • Financial projections and operating budgets

We offer these Accounting & Assurance services:

  • Forensic accounting
  • Independent financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Internal control reviews and implementation
  • Introduction to financing sources/bank financing assistance
  • Inventory management
  • Investments and enterprise zone credits
  • Litigation support
  • Merger & acquisition (M&A) transaction advisory services
  • Multi-state taxation
  • Operations review and assessments
  • Overhead control planning
  • Performance measurements

Consulting Services

  • Preparation of business plans and loan packages
  • Profitability analysis
  • Profit sharing plan administration
  • Quote management
  • Ratio and benchmarking analysis
  • Research and development
  • Sales tax
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic TAX planning
  • Succession planning
  • State tax credits
  • Tax dispute advice and representation
  • Tax implications of inventory valuation
  • Valuation services