1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Montgomery County, PA


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Wholesale Trade by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  42 Wholesale trade 2,004 22,878,171 1,395,568 29,378
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,398 10,509,374 796,105 17,657
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 606 12,368,797 599,463 11,721

 

 

Wholesale Trade by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
42 Wholesale trade 2,004 22,878,171 1,395,568 29,378
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,398 10,509,374 796,105 17,657
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 101 D D (1000-2499)
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 30 D D (500-999)
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 16 D D (500-999)
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 6 D D (20-99)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 50 341,889 24,611 988
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 18 177,012 15,589 710
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 28 158,310 7,768 247
42113 Tire & tube whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 73 292,170 25,646 634
42121 Furniture whsle 39 150,024 11,764 258
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 16 D D (20-99)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 23 D D (100-249)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 34 142,146 13,882 376
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 6 45,489 6,833 201
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 11 55,726 3,990 93
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 51 200,667 20,845 613
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 22 D D (250-499)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 4 D D (250-499)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 14 D D (20-99)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 2 D D (20-99)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 9 50,795 4,643 110
42139 Other construction materials whsle 14 D D (20-99)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 248 2,012,547 220,222 4,365
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42142 Office equipment whsle 46 216,996 37,170 880
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 95 1,097,378 98,890 1,856
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 75 D D (1000-2499)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 29 D D (250-499)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 46 567,507 69,071 1,348
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 20 D D (20-99)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 21 D D (100-249)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 10 D D (20-99)
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 62 534,376 70,407 1,332
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 54 438,724 58,448 1,132
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 8 95,652 11,959 200
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 5 D D (1-19)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 91 D D (500-999)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 88 D D (500-999)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 72 1,055,555 38,345 693
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 46 497,519 33,941 594
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 26 558,036 4,404 99
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 16 D D (20-99)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 8 D D (20-99)
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 8 D D (1-19)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 231 2,958,302 203,969 4,028
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 77 404,179 35,218 755
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 16 125,437 3,664 83
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 138 2,428,686 165,087 3,190
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 62 1,621,522 134,556 2,572
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 76 807,164 30,531 618
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 111 861,282 54,318 1,271
42171 Hardware whsle 41 275,518 17,224 426
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 41 422,583 22,338 478
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 24 D D (250-499)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 365 1,270,116 148,623 3,168
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 25 D D (250-499)
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 3 D D (100-249)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 209 613,910 68,727 1,426
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 24 84,347 12,691 228
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 10 15,325 2,698 52
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 14 69,022 9,993 176
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 70 237,595 23,467 485
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 29 77,120 5,159 123
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 33 100,205 12,175 319
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 42 D D (100-249)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 75 309,966 42,275 761
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 17 110,870 7,950 189
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 10 14,703 2,647 54
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 10 70,893 11,598 173
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 19 D D (100-249)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 41 156,758 13,861 370
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 5 D D (1-19)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 19 37,152 7,447 205
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 14 D D (100-249)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 127 D D (500-999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 24 D D (100-249)
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 16 D D (100-249)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 30 340,897 10,172 252
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 16 249,977 5,727 135
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 6 D D (20-99)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 10 D D (20-99)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 10 D D (100-249)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 20 D D (20-99)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 18 D D (20-99)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 37 D D (100-249)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 7 D D (20-99)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 11 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 606 12,368,797 599,463 11,721
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 109 832,783 50,844 981
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 30 463,219 24,228 370
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 43 143,764 13,533 322
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 36 225,800 13,083 289
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 40 5,325,308 273,962 3,299
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 16 D D (500-999)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 24 D D (2500-4999)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 76 346,989 23,578 618
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 18 D D (100-249)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 14 D D (20-99)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 26 150,012 10,657 228
42234 Footwear whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 135 4,460,609 129,211 3,963
42241 General-line grocery whsle 11 1,037,132 31,457 1,063
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 11 1,037,132 31,457 1,063
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 16 D D (100-249)
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 7 90,096 5,563 177
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 7 90,096 5,563 177
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 7 71,172 2,244 67
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 7 71,172 2,244 67
42245 Confectionery whsle 12 59,616 4,938 112
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 9 D D (250-499)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 58 2,741,651 65,713 1,979
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 18 D D (250-499)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 8 40,696 6,393 195
4224904 Canned goods whsle 7 D D (250-499)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 19 D D (500-999)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 9 D D (20-99)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 5 D D (1-19)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 87 496,639 52,923 1,132
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 24 127,075 17,546 320
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 63 369,564 35,377 812
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 55 D D (500-999)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 14 342,297 19,433 355
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 7 D D (250-499)
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 7 D D (250-499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 4 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 20 115,904 12,701 310
42281 Beer & ale whsle 11 77,507 6,479 147
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 116 D D (1000-2499)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 12 33,686 3,230 82
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 11 D D (20-99)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 16 D D (100-249)
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 16 55,532 5,633 142
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 8 90,690 7,956 196
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 60 D D (250-499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 18 47,497 3,868 99
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 31 D D (100-249)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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