Manufacturing and Distribution

Spend more time creating and leave the inventory and profitability analysis to us.

Create a More Stable and
Efficient Business

Closely held manufacturers and distributors are the foundation of the American economy. Anders guides manufacturing and distribution clients through challenges from technological investment to regulatory audits. We’ll help you develop long-term strategies to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and enhance profit margins. We’ll also make sure that you’re prepared to take advantage of tax incentives and for merger, acquisition and expansion opportunities.

Tax Planning and Compliance

Ensuring you’re not overpaying in local, state, federal and international taxes takes a proactive approach. Our advisors work with the manufacturers and distributors to analyze applicable credits and incentives to create a custom tax planning strategy.

  • Expatriate Tax Planning
  • Federal and State Tax Credits
  • International Tax
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Sales and Use Tax-Related Consulting
  • State and Local Tax
  • State Tax Analysis and Resolution
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Audit and Assurance

Our advisors develop insights through financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits, operational assessments and other processes to help manufacturers and distributors strengthen internal controls and identify areas to improve operations.

  • Agreed Upon Procedures
  • Audits, Reviews and Compilations of Financial Statements
  • Budgeting and Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Financial Forecasts and Projections
  • Inventory Cost Analysis
  • Operational and Financial Controls Analysis and Assessment
  • Production and Inventory Control Management
  • Repair Regulations
  • Royalty Audit Verification
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We recognize that a one-size-fits-all technology strategy doesn’t work for every business. At Anders, our technology advisors can work directly with your IT team to supplement expertise and save overhead costs, or act as your entire outsourced IT department and helpdesk. We can fill in the gaps your company has in network and server monitoring and maintenance, Microsoft licensing, fractional CIO and staff augmentation, helpdesk outsourcing and other IT advisory services as needed.

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Forensic, Valuation and Litigation

Understanding the value of your business is vital when it comes time to sell or add partners. Our forensic and litigation advisors work with the manufacturers and distributors on valuations and various litigation, fraud and forensics situations as needed.

  • Fraud and Forensics
  • Litigation and Dispute
  • Valuation
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Value Added

From planning for strategic growth or transitioning, to finding a valuable banking relationship, our team works with manufacturers and distributors on value-added services to move their businesses forward.

Who We Work With

Anders works with a range of leaders and professionals in the manufacturing and distribution industry, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Fabrication
  • Food & Beverage
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Metals
  • Technology


We are proud to be members of the following manufacturing and distribution-related organizations:

  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM)
  • National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)

Success Stories

Saved Manufacturer Over $350,000 Through R&D Study

Our manufacturing client had utilized the Research & Experimentation (R&D) tax credit in the past, but our team questioned if they were getting the maximum benefit from their current method of capturing research wages and related costs. By completing a full R&D study, we identified additional wages and supplies that could be included to bolster the client’s R&D credit opportunities for each year of the study. By amending the prior three years of tax returns, our team discovered over $350,000 in additional savings.

Procured Over $3 Million in Economic Incentives for Facility Expansion

A St. Peter’s based manufacturer had a facility expansion that called for the creation of 125 additional jobs, new equipment needs and an ongoing training initiative. We negotiated with the Missouri Department of Economic Development to procure nearly $2,600,000 in benefits from the Missouri Works program, $680,000 in property tax abatement and $100,000 in training grants.

Identified $60,000 in R&D Tax Credits for Manufacturer of Custom Tools and Dies

An R&D Tax Credit study was performed for a client specializing in rapid turnaround and high volume engineering and manufacturing of custom tools and dies. The study identified $1,150,000 of Qualified Research Expenses (QREs) for the tax year 2015, resulting in a federal benefit of approximately $60,000 in tax credits.

Assisted Missouri Manufacturer in Securing $3.5 Million in Tax Incentives

Due to our familiarity with the Missouri Works program and the Chapter 100 Bond process, we assisted a Missouri-based manufacturer contemplating systematic plant expansion, equipment purchases and job additions in the procurement of state, city and local tax incentives in excess of $3.5 million.

Set Up an IC-DISC for Foreign Sales Resulting in Initial $32,000 Tax Savings

We assisted a client with setting up an IC-DISC (C Corporation) because of their substantial sales to foreign customers. The manufacturing company (S Corporation) calculates a commission based on foreign sales and pays it to the IC-DISC. This provided the S Corporation a deduction from ordinary income. The IC-DISC turned around and paid a dividend to the S Corporation for the same amount, and the IC-Disc pays no tax. The S Corporation reports dividend income taxed at 23.8% versus ordinary income taxed at 39.6%. For this client, that was a tax savings $32,000 in the first year.

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