NAICS 313311: Broadwoven Fabric Finishing Mills

This U.S. industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in finishing broadwoven fabrics and (2) establishments of converters who buy broadwoven fabrics in the grey, have them finished on contract, and sell at wholesale. Finishing operations include bleaching, dyeing, printing (roller, screen, flock, plisse), and other mechanical finishing, such as preshrinking, shrinking, sponging, calendering, mercerizing and napping.

The data published with NAICS code 313311 include the following SIC industries:

2231 Weaving and finishing mills, wool (pt)
2261 Finishing plants, cotton
2262 Finishing plants, synthetics
5131 Piece goods, notions and other dry goods (pt)

This definition comes from the 1997 NAICS manual. However, for this industry, the 1997 Economic Census Manufacturing did not fully implement the conversion to NAICS. Data for NAICS industry 313311 do not include establishments primarily engaged in the sponging of fabric for tailors and dressmakers. The NAICS definitions will be fully implemented with the 2002 Economic Census.

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