So You’re in the Metalworking Business – What is Your NAICS Code?

And just how many of you are there?

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classifies business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. economy. NAICS is production oriented (not product oriented) and categorizes businesses with others that have similar methods of production.

If you’re a machine shop, did you know that you are among 17,205 such shops in the US under the NAICS code 332710?

Precision Turned Product Manufacturer? You’re in NAICS code 332721, and there are 1,063 of you kicking out large volumes of metal product using automatic screw machines, rotary transfer machines, computer numerically controlled (CNC) lathes or turning centers.

Industrial Mold manufacturers are 1,281 strong in NAICS code 333511, but Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig and Fixture manufacturers in code 333514 count among 3,499 such enterprises helping America make more things!

Based on 2017 data.

How can you find your NAICS code?

Visit the United States Census Bureau NAICS website to identify your NAICS code(s). It is recommended using a single word for a search term. You can truncate your search term to get even more results, and then select from them the most appropriate for you.