At Barnes Dennig, our goal is to be true business advisors to local manufacturers – not simply auditors and tax-preparers. We want to understand the nuances of your industry, so we can make the best use of our accounting expertise and make a lasting impact on your bottom line.

One way we do that is through our biennial benchmarking study. Beginning next week, we will gather data on compensation, benefits and operations from local manufacturers, and later this year we will share our insights and information at a free roundtable event.

Ohio Manufacturing StudyIf you would like to participate in the 2013 Manufacturing Compensation and Benefits Benchmarking Study, please click here and provide your name, your organization and your e-mail address, and we will send you a personalized link to participate via a secure website.

Participants will remain anonymous, and the final report will present the findings as averages. By participating, you will receive a complimentary copy of the report which will include the raw data, so you can compare your answers directly to other local, similarly sized participants. The results will help you chart a strategic course for the coming years, including understanding how your compensation and benefits structure can help you attract and retain talented employees.

The deadline to participate is March 22. The study is co-sponsored by Wells Fargo and Graydon Head. It is conducted every other year, so if you miss this opportunity, you will not have another chance until 2015.