This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing laboratory apparatus and laboratory and hospital furniture (except dental). Examples of products made by these establishments are hospital beds, operating room tables, laboratory balances and scales, furnaces, ovens, centrifuges, cabinets, cases, benches, tables, and stools.
For this industry, the 1997 Economic Census did not fully implement the conversion to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The data from 1997 to 2001 for NAICS industry 339111 did not include establishments primarily engaged in the manufacture of hospital beds and other hospital furniture. These establishments are included in the 2002 Economic Census data.