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McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor Explores Global Expansion with Fall Survey

Monitor gleans industry trends, best practices for American companies exporting to international markets


CHICAGO, IL — McGladrey, one of the country's leading providers of assurance, tax and consulting services, is launching its 2011 fall quarterly McGladrey® Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Monitor to gather input from executives on issues and trends impacting the industry. The survey launched today allowing manufacturing and distribution managers and executives to provide insight into relevant issues affecting their business by taking the 15-minute online survey here.

"This fall, we once again polled C-suite executives of manufacturing and distribution companies to understand their goals and predictions for global expansion," said Karen Kurek, national manufacturing & distribution practice leader with RSM McGladrey. "As companies are expanding internationally, new business opportunities are presenting themselves, and it is important to analyze companies that are thriving and growing in the global environment. These best practices allow other companies to prosper on the international landscape as well."

The Monitor, previously an annual survey, has been conducted more frequently this year to provide timely and relevant data in this fast-paced and somewhat unpredictable economy. The regular surveys provide respondents with a data dashboard allowing them to retain information from previous surveys, analyze trend changes over time and compare themselves to other participating companies. As more companies answer the questionnaires, valuable benchmarks and data is collected and saved to track trends for all respondents. Participants are invited to share feedback on the survey, and to provide insights into current industry issues through the McGladrey Manufacturing Blog.

Respondents who complete the fall Monitor by October 5, 2011 will be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad 2. To learn how to participate, visit the McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor page of the McGladrey website. Fall survey results will be added to the site in mid-November. The summer Monitor is available online.

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Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations



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