Manufacturing and Distribution

Solutions now. Strategies for what lies ahead.

Today’s manufacturing environment is not getting any easier. With higher costs, a changing work force, increased regulations, global competition, and ever-changing technology, the pressure on manufacturers continues to mount. As a result, you’re faced with a blend of accounting, tax, and operational issues.

To succeed, you must make informed decisions and take action. You need solid, strategic advice to help you. You need manufacturing and distribution services from experts who know the industry and take the time to get to know your unique business. You need support from a firm that has the expertise and resources to meet your business needs today while anticipating the changing needs of tomorrow.
At Wipfli, We Know Manufacturing.  The manufacturing and distribution industry is Wipfli's largest and longest-standing practice area. We've spent decades working in your industry, and many of our team members previously worked for manufacturers and distributors. They not only understand industry problems, they've lived them. Today Wipfli helps over 2,500 manufacturers and distributors of all sizes and types by bringing sound solutions, proactive advice, and a partnership commitment to every engagement. Our dedicated team of CPAs and consultants draws from the experience gained from helping manufacturers in a variety of sectors including food and beverage, life sciences, fabricated metals, industrial equipment, plastics, transportation equipment, frac sand and mining, emerging areas like the freshwater industry, and more.
With Wipfli's industry experience and insights, you can rely on us for strategic ideas from a wide range of perspectives including financial success, tax optimization, performance alignment, operational excellence, and work force engagement. We're here for you, for the long term. 

Audit and Accounting Services

Audit and Accounting

Wipfli’s manufacturing accounting services include financial reporting and cost-accounting systems, financial statements, audits, assurance services, and temporary personnel.




Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Wipfli offers a variety of specialized manufacturing process improvement services to ensure that you have the right information, and customized software solutions, including ERP and CRM, to position your company for growth and success.


International Services

International Services

Wherever your business leads you, Wipfli has the tools, knowledge and experience you''ll need to make expansion less puzzling whether you are coming to the United States or going global.



Tax Services

Tax Services

Wipfli’s manufacturing tax services are provided by specialists skilled at assisting you in with a wide array of tax issues from compliance to specialty tax areas.






Featured Expertise

Ronald P. Hafner, CPA

With over 30 years of experience, Ron leads Wipfli's firmwide manufacturing and distribution practice and the public company (SEC) services practice. He works with public and private clients of all sizes, assisting them with financing transactions, accounting issues, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as performs audits and reviews.

Featured Success Story


Faced with a need to replace its inefficient legacy ERP system and improve inventory management, a manufacturer’s expectations are exceeded when Wipfli brings all the right resources together.

The Future for Manufacturers - Challenges and Opportunities in 2016 - Ron Hafner shares insights and discusses some of the emerging challenges and opportunities for manufacturers.

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