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Recent economic restraints and strong overseas competition have placed heavy financial pressures on many North Georgia-based manufacturing operations. Rushton's work in this sector will assist you in running your company in the most efficient and competitive manner possible. Our manufacturing clients range from wood products, ready-mix concrete, environmental equipment and components to steel and sheet metal fabrication, high-speed manufacturing equipment, agricultural products and textiles. 

Business Planning For Manufacturing & Distribution

Today's business climate has changed dramatically from what it was twenty years ago - or even five years ago. Today, you can't thrive by just producing a great product. There are shifting world markets, complex new laws and regulations, foreign taxing and countless other issues that demand attention. 

Rushton's Business Services team can help you stay focused on what you do best, while providing expert counseling in three key areas: operations, financing and taxes. With our experience, insight and proactive attitude, we'll also help you make smart strategic decisions that improve day-to-day operations and lay the groundwork for long-term growth. 

The Rushton team has worked with well over a hundred manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the Northeast Georgia region, giving us a unique ability to apply highly successful business practices on your behalf. 

Further, we often work one on one with industry owners on the personal finance side to ensure proper planning and coordination between their individual and business affairs, and, when appropriate, to help position their companies for future purchase. 

Big-Picture Perspective - As part of its business services, the Rushton team provides valuable comparative data that allows you to benchmark key indicators in your specific industry. We also assist in tracking inventory and accounts-receivable turnover in addition to other areas helpful to steering your company in the right direction. 

At Rushton, we'll help you build a better bottom line today, while growing your business for tomorrow. 

Gainesville and Hall County Economic Development Report 2020

Manufacturing Expertise -

  • Fleet investment, owning and leasing
  • Inventory management and investment
  • Labor efficiencies
  • Financing - based on inventory and receivables
  • Labor and investment tax incentive analysis
  • Product pricing
  • Break-even analysis
  • Organizational structure analysis
  • Due diligence for acquisitions and expansions
  • Business succession plans
  • Cash-flow analysis
  • Cost segregation


Perry C. Barnett, CPA - Head of Business Services Management Team
Perry Barnett specializes in accounting and business planning for the manufacturing and distribution industries. He offers valuable insight and experience from his former position in banking, where he regularly reviewed business lines of credit, loan applications and other financing. His banking background also covered inventory management and receivable financing. From an early age, Perry grew up working in his family's door and window factory, where he was introduced to the intricacies of inventory management, operations, shipping and receiving, and personnel issues. 

He also worked on a farm, where his family built many of their own structures, giving him a keen eye for construction practices and budgets.