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.

337 - Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing furniture and related products. The processes used in the manufacture of furniture are standard methods of forming materials and assembling components, including cutting, moulding and laminating. The design of the article, for both aesthetic and functional qualities, is an important aspect of the production process. Design services may be performed by the furniture establishment's own work force or may be purchased from industrial designers. Furniture is classified based on the application for which it is designed. For example, an upholstered sofa is treated as household furniture, although it may also be used in hotels or offices.

Furniture is also classified according to the component material from which it is made. Furniture made from more than one material is classified based on the material used in the frame, or if there is no frame, the predominant component material. Upholstered household furniture is classified as such, without regard to the frame material.

Furniture may be produced on a stock or custom basis and may be shipped assembled or unassembled (knockdown). Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing furniture frames and parts are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing furniture hardware (See 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing seating for transportation equipment (See 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing laboratory and hospital furniture (See 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing)
    • repairing, refinishing and reupholstering furniture (See 811 Repair and Maintenance)
3379 - Other Furniture-Related Product Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in manufacturing furniture-related products.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing furniture hardware (See 3325 Hardware Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing safes and vaults (See 3329 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing)
    • repairing, refinishing and reupholstering furniture (See 8114 Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance)
33792 - Blind and Shade Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing blinds and shades, and related fixtures, for interior use.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing curtains (See 31412 Curtain and Linen Mills)
    • manufacturing canvas exterior shades and awnings (See 31491 Textile Bag and Canvas Mills)
337920 - Blind and Shade Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing blinds and shades, and related fixtures, for interior use.

  • Example Activities:

    • Bamboo shades and blinds, manufacturing
    • Blinds, venetian, manufacturing
    • Blinds, vertical, manufacturing
    • Curtain rods, poles and fixtures, manufacturing
    • Drapery rods, poles, and fixtures, manufacturing
    • Venetian blinds, manufacturing
    • Vertical blinds, manufacturing
    • Window shades and blinds (except textile), manufacturing
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