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.

As a commitment to the industry we serve, we are members of Manufacturing CPAs, a nationwide network of CPA manufacturing firms, giving us access to educational programs and other support to help us stay informed of industry trends and better serve our clients.

We now have research showing how manufacturing has been affected by COVID-19, and what challenges lie ahead for one of the biggest industries in Ohio. The leaders of HW&Co.’s manufacturing group, along with Jacob Duritsky, Team NEO’s VP of Strategy & Research, and Michael Delis, Director of Customer Service and Supply Chain for Fastener Tool & Supply, present a discussion of manufacturing’s current state in Northeast Ohio. Take a look at the overview and watch the entire webinar.

Download The State of Manufacturing

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:

  • Business and personal tax planning and preparation
  • Cost segregation for tax depreciation benefits
  • Design of qualified retirement plans
  • Estate and retirement planning
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Investment and enterprise zone credits
  • R&D credit studies
  • State tax credits
  • Strategic tax planning
  • Tax dispute advice and representation
  • Tax implications of inventory valuation

We offer these Accounting & Assurance services:

  • Assistance with implementation of new accounting standards
  • Computer hardware and accounting software selection and implementation
  • Costing, and overhead pricing review
  • Evaluation of financing proposals
  • Financial projections, forecasts and operating budgets
  • Forensic accounting
  • Independent financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Internal control review and implementation
  • Introduction to financing sources/bank financing assistance
  • Inventory management
  • Multi-state taxation and planning
  • Operations review and assessments
  • Retirement plan audits

Consulting Services

  • Activity-based costing analysis
  • Business Valuation services
  • Lease vs. buy analysis
  • Litigation support
  • M&A transaction advisory services
  • Overhead control planning
  • Preparation of business plans and loan packages
  • Profitability analysis
  • Profit sharing plan administration
  • Ratio and benchmarking analysis
  • Sales and use tax analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning