General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses

Industry 1541

Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in the construction of industrial buildings such as plants, factories, and warehouses whether industrial or commercial. This includes new work, reconstruction, and maintenance and repair. Establishments primarily engaged in the construction of industrial nonbuilding structures (blast furnaces, petroleum refineries, etc.) are classified in SIC 1629, Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified. For additional examples, refer to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual: 1987 (SIC) published by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.

During 1992, the establishments with paid value of construction work. These establishments paid out $4.8 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $9.6 billion for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $159 million. Value added for 1992 was $6.4 billion.

There were 7,963 establishments with total employment averaging 122,970 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $3.5 billion.

Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 17 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry accounted for 74 percent of all business done.

                (Dollar values are in thousands)

Construction Workers, average                         92,068
Other Employees, average                              30,902

Fringe Benefits, all employees                       867,970
Selected Purchased Services Cost                     170,148
Rental Costs                                         252,084

Total Building Construction Value                 20,212,133
   Industrial Buildings                           12,495,762
   Office Buildings                                1,274,718

General Building Contractor Value                 17,769,064
General Building Contractor, Remodeling Value      2,339,113
Operative Builder Value                               38,987

Data are also available from the 1987 Census of Construction both on CDRom and in printed reports.