Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

1 - Goods-Producing Sector

6 - Manufacturing

31-33 - Manufacturing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These products may be finished, in the sense that they are ready to be used or consumed, or semi-finished, in the sense of becoming a raw material for an establishment to use in further manufacturing. Related activities, such as the assembly of the component parts of manufactured goods; the blending of materials; and the finishing of manufactured products by dyeing, heat-treating, plating and similar operations are also treated as manufacturing activities. Manufacturing establishments are known by a variety of trade designations, such as plants, factories or mills.

Manufacturing establishments may own the materials which they transform or they may transform materials owned by other establishments. Manufacturing may take place in factories or in workers' homes, using either machinery or hand tools.

Certain activities involving the transformation of goods are classified in other sectors. Some examples are post-harvest activities of agricultural establishments, such as crop drying; logging; the beneficiating of mineral ores; the production of structures by construction establishments; and various activities conducted by retailers, such as meat cutting and the assembly of products such as bicycles and computers.

332 - Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in forging, stamping, forming, turning and joining processes to produce ferrous and non-ferrous metal products, such as cutlery and hand tools, architectural and structural metal products, boilers, tanks and shipping containers, hardware, spring and wire products, turned products, and bolts, nuts and screws.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing metal products by rolling, drawing, extruding, alloying or casting (See 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing)
3325 - Hardware Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing metal hardware.

33251 - Hardware Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing metal hardware.

332510 - Hardware Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing metal hardware.

  • Example Activities:

    • Aircraft hardware, metal, manufacturing
    • Automobile hardware, metal, manufacturing
    • Builders' hardware, metal, manufacturing
    • Door locks, manufacturing
    • Door opening and closing devices (except electrical), manufacturing
    • Furniture hardware, metal, manufacturing
    • Hardware, metal, manufacturing
    • Hinges, metal, manufacturing
    • Key blanks, manufacturing
    • Locks (except coin-operated and time), manufacturing
    • Luggage hardware, metal, manufacturing
    • Marine hardware, metal, manufacturing
    • Motor vehicle hardware, metal, manufacturing
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