North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007

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.

314 - Textile Product Mills

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing textile products, except clothing.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing yarn or textile fabrics, or finishing yarn or fabrics, or manufacturing both fabrics and textile products (See 313 Textile Mills)
    • manufacturing clothing (See 315 Clothing Manufacturing)

3141 - Textile Furnishings Mills

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing carpets and rugs, and curtains and linens.

3149 - Other Textile Product Mills

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

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