1997 Economic Census:
Manufacturing
Rhode Island


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Manufacturing 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
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  31-33 Manufacturing 2,535 10,482,011 2,288,614 75,599
311 Food mfg 142 392,463 59,194 2,440
312 Beverage & tobacco product mfg 13 120,505 14,130 378
313 Textile mills 93 831,910 168,905 6,038
314 Textile product mills 54 107,264 27,271 1,331
315 Apparel mfg 23 43,042 10,515 468
316 Leather & allied product mfg 14 32,775 6,854 343
321 Wood product mfg 47 101,319 13,398 526
322 Paper mfg 42 302,847 63,417 1,955
323 Printing & related support activities 225 378,421 103,248 3,300
325 Chemical mfg 68 641,965 124,564 2,700
326 Plastics & rubber products mfg 110 776,849 166,164 5,458
327 Nonmetallic mineral product mfg 51 162,365 37,545 1,122
331 Primary metal mfg 87 543,315 97,367 3,207
332 Fabricated metal product mfg 440 1,035,317 315,898 10,600
333 Machinery mfg 176 417,042 119,900 3,241
334 Computer & electronic product mfg 78 1,153,957 262,364 7,359
335 Electrical equipment, appliance, & component mfg 34 1,099,054 150,442 4,591
336 Transportation equipment mfg 56 138,331 32,990 1,143
337 Furniture & related product mfg 68 201,889 49,634 1,915
339 Miscellaneous mfg 711 1,996,033 464,517 17,476

 

 

Manufacturing 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
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
31-33 Manufacturing 2,535 10,482,011 2,288,614 75,599
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
311 Food mfg 142 392,463 59,194 2,440
3112 Grain & oilseed milling 2 D D (100-249)
31122 Starch & vegetable fats & oils mfg 1 D D (100-249)
311222 Soybean processing 1 D D (100-249)
3113 Sugar & confectionery product mfg 5 D D (250-499)
31134 Nonchocolate confectionery mfg 2 D D (100-249)
3114 Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food mfg 5 13,821 1,788 100
3115 Dairy product mfg 8 D D (100-249)
3116 Meat product mfg 9 41,543 5,178 167
31161 Animal slaughtering & processing 9 41,543 5,178 167
311612 Meat processed from carcasses 9 41,543 5,178 167
3117 Seafood product preparation & packaging 9 34,047 5,018 160
311712 Fresh & frozen seafood processing 7 D D (100-249)
3118 Bakeries & tortilla mfg 93 105,849 23,097 1,201
31181 Bread & bakery product mfg 86 102,047 22,728 1,184
311811 Retail bakeries 59 D D (250-499)
311812 Commercial bakeries 25 79,816 17,514 737
3119 Other food mfg 11 49,432 5,937 255
31192 Coffee & tea mfg 2 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
312 Beverage & tobacco product mfg 13 120,505 14,130 378
3121 Beverage mfg 13 120,505 14,130 378
31211 Soft drink & ice mfg 10 D D (250-499)
312111 Soft drink mfg 5 111,140 12,637 325
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
313 Textile mills 93 831,910 168,905 6,038
3131 Fiber, yarn, & thread mills 13 64,115 13,473 537
313111 Yarn spinning mills 7 31,655 5,157 179
313112 Yarn texturing, throwing, & twisting mills 3 23,554 6,345 232
313113 Thread mills 3 8,906 1,971 126
3132 Fabric mills 46 455,950 96,080 3,605
31321 Broadwoven fabric mills 11 123,205 28,390 1,009
31322 Narrow fabric mills & schiffli machine embroidery 19 105,740 31,051 1,397
313221 Narrow fabric mills 17 D D (1000-2499)
31323 Nonwoven fabric mills 4 89,846 13,435 414
31324 Knit fabric mills 12 137,159 23,204 785
313249 Other knit fabric & lace mills 12 137,159 23,204 785
3133 Textile & fabric finishing & fabric coating mills 34 311,845 59,352 1,896
31331 Textile & fabric finishing mills 29 285,859 54,401 1,732
313311 Broadwoven fabric finishing mills 21 146,922 44,693 1,411
313312 Textile & fabric finishing mills 8 138,937 9,708 321
31332 Fabric coating mills 5 25,986 4,951 164
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
314 Textile product mills 54 107,264 27,271 1,331
3141 Textile furnishings mills 19 45,692 10,205 582
31411 Carpet & rug mills 7 32,961 7,535 436
31412 Curtain & linen mills 12 12,731 2,670 146
314121 Curtain & drapery mills 9 8,467 1,517 103
3149 Other textile product mills 35 61,572 17,066 749
31491 Textile bag & canvas mills 16 6,465 2,156 107
31499 All other textile product mills 19 55,107 14,910 642
314991 Rope, cordage, & twine mills 5 9,732 3,260 122
314999 All other miscellaneous textile product mills 14 45,375 11,650 520
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
315 Apparel mfg 23 43,042 10,515 468
3152 Cut & sew apparel mfg 13 26,059 6,461 273
31522 Men's & boys' cut & sew apparel mfg 3 D D (100-249)
3159 Apparel accessories & other apparel mfg 9 D D (100-249)
315999 Other apparel accessories & other apparel mfg 8 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
316 Leather & allied product mfg 14 32,775 6,854 343
3169 Other leather & allied product mfg 14 32,775 6,854 343
316993 Personal leather good (except women's handbag & purse) mfg 7 23,519 4,399 225
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
321 Wood product mfg 47 101,319 13,398 526
3219 Other wood product mfg 36 36,711 9,873 402
32191 Millwork 15 11,320 3,102 112
32192 Wood container & pallet mfg 9 12,504 4,080 170
32199 All other wood product mfg 12 12,887 2,691 120
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
322 Paper mfg 42 302,847 63,417 1,955
3222 Converted paper product mfg 42 302,847 63,417 1,955
32221 Paperboard container mfg 26 158,146 38,197 1,245
322211 Corrugated & solid fiber box mfg 8 50,360 9,972 291
322212 Folding paperboard box mfg 7 66,340 19,533 538
322213 Setup paperboard box mfg 8 24,180 6,154 302
322214 Fiber can, tube, drum, & similar products mfg 3 17,266 2,538 114
32222 Paper bag & coated & treated paper mfg 11 133,757 22,566 584
322222 Coated & laminated paper mfg 10 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
323 Printing & related support activities 225 378,421 103,248 3,300
32311 Printing 204 364,512 97,688 3,118
323110 Commercial lithographic printing 88 173,201 49,507 1,496
323111 Commercial gravure printing 5 24,546 6,284 198
323112 Commercial flexographic printing 8 17,551 5,592 198
323113 Commercial screen printing 24 62,452 12,191 423
323114 Quick printing 49 14,678 4,823 215
323117 Book printing 4 D D (100-249)
323119 Other commercial printing 20 30,242 8,523 264
32312 Support activities for printing 21 13,909 5,560 182
323122 Prepress services 12 11,555 4,440 126
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
325 Chemical mfg 68 641,965 124,564 2,700
3251 Basic chemical mfg 10 224,334 33,697 599
32513 Dye & pigment mfg 2 D D (250-499)
325132 Synthetic organic dye & pigment mfg 2 D D (250-499)
32518 Other basic inorganic chemical mfg 2 D D (100-249)
325188 All other basic inorganic chemical mfg 1 D D (100-249)
3254 Pharmaceutical & medicine mfg 5 51,385 9,596 215
325414 Biological product (except diagnostic) mfg 1 D D (100-249)
3255 Paint, coating, & adhesive mfg 11 D D (100-249)
32551 Paint & coating mfg 8 26,367 8,120 125
3256 Soap, cleaning compound, & toilet preparation mfg 10 D D (250-499)
32561 Soap & cleaning compound mfg 9 49,450 14,072 435
325611 Soap & other detergent mfg 3 D D (250-499)
3259 Other chemical product mfg 24 252,518 53,766 1,176
32599 All other chemical product & preparation mfg 23 D D (1000-2499)
325991 Custom compounding of purchased resin 10 127,988 34,826 746
325992 Photographic film, paper, plate, & chemical mfg 2 D D (250-499)
325998 All other miscellaneous chemical product & preparation mfg 11 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
326 Plastics & rubber products mfg 110 776,849 166,164 5,458
3261 Plastics product mfg 99 748,679 158,791 5,178
32611 Unsupported plastics film, sheet, & bag mfg 13 318,924 41,423 1,092
326112 Unsupported plastics packaging film & sheet mfg 1 D D (100-249)
326113 Unsupported plastics film & sheet (except packaging) mfg 9 D D (500-999)
32614 Polystyrene foam product mfg 5 17,241 5,306 160
32619 Other plastics product mfg 69 401,980 109,000 3,823
326199 All other plastics product mfg 69 401,980 109,000 3,823
3262 Rubber product mfg 11 28,170 7,373 280
32629 Other rubber product mfg 10 D D (250-499)
326299 All other rubber product mfg 8 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
327 Nonmetallic mineral product mfg 51 162,365 37,545 1,122
3272 Glass & glass product mfg 16 93,351 24,378 722
327212 Other pressed & blown glass & glassware mfg 4 D D (500-999)
327215 Glass product mfg made of purchased glass 12 D D (100-249)
3273 Cement & concrete product mfg 18 D D (100-249)
32732 Ready-mix concrete mfg 9 26,762 4,755 129
3279 Other nonmetallic mineral product mfg 9 28,352 4,804 169
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
331 Primary metal mfg 87 543,315 97,367 3,207
3312 Steel product mfg from purchased steel 3 D D (1000-2499)
33122 Rolling & drawing of purchased steel 3 D D (1000-2499)
331222 Steel wire drawing 3 D D (1000-2499)
3314 Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing 28 280,257 36,519 1,118
33142 Copper rolling, drawing, extruding, & alloying 6 67,027 10,591 272
331421 Copper rolling, drawing, & extruding 4 D D (100-249)
33149 Other nonferrous metal rolling, drawing, extruding, & alloying 17 197,044 24,542 804
331491 Other nonferrous metal rolling, drawing, & extruding 11 168,166 20,833 722
3315 Foundries 54 56,365 17,599 627
33151 Ferrous metal foundries 8 8,888 3,751 110
33152 Nonferrous metal foundries 46 47,477 13,848 517
331522 Nonferrous (except aluminum) die-casting foundries 11 22,102 5,730 193
331525 Copper foundries (except die-casting) 7 6,303 2,535 106
331528 Other nonferrous foundries (except die-casting) 20 13,888 4,305 161
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
332 Fabricated metal product mfg 440 1,035,317 315,898 10,600
3321 Forging & stamping 45 151,643 35,311 1,029
332116 Metal stamping 39 138,055 31,605 912
3322 Cutlery & handtool mfg 17 78,297 29,635 818
332212 Hand & edge tool mfg 11 65,244 25,494 682
3323 Architectural & structural metals mfg 35 223,314 62,099 1,756
33231 Plate work & fabricated structural product mfg 15 150,962 46,015 1,268
332312 Fabricated structural metal mfg 14 D D (1000-2499)
33232 Ornamental & architectural metal products mfg 20 72,352 16,084 488
332321 Metal window & door mfg 7 D D (100-249)
332322 Sheet metal work mfg 11 49,645 11,266 303
3324 Boiler, tank, & shipping container mfg 10 72,393 22,200 593
33242 Metal tank (heavy gauge) mfg 4 D D (500-999)
3325 Hardware mfg 10 25,296 7,134 226
3326 Spring & wire product mfg 16 29,057 6,368 222
332618 Other fabricated wire product mfg 15 D D (100-249)
3327 Machine shops, turned product, & screw, nut, & bolt mfg 139 143,910 51,338 1,680
33271 Machine shops 95 74,501 28,245 904
33272 Turned product & screw, nut, & bolt mfg 44 69,409 23,093 776
332721 Precision turned product mfg 27 23,172 8,027 295
332722 Bolt, nut, screw, rivet, & washer mfg 17 46,237 15,066 481
3328 Coating, engraving, heat treating, & allied activities 125 154,472 58,490 2,431
332812 Metal coating/engraving (exc jewelry/silverware)/allied services 28 45,833 17,412 772
332813 Electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing, & coloring 91 105,425 39,809 1,619
3329 Other fabricated metal product mfg 43 156,935 43,323 1,845
33291 Metal valve mfg 6 22,878 4,446 124
33299 All other fabricated metal product mfg 37 134,057 38,877 1,721
332999 All other miscellaneous fabricated metal product mfg 23 122,663 34,402 1,582
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
333 Machinery mfg 176 417,042 119,900 3,241
3332 Industrial machinery mfg 35 86,324 23,422 594
33322 Plastics & rubber industry machinery mfg 3 D D (100-249)
33329 Other industrial machinery mfg 32 D D (250-499)
333292 Textile machinery mfg 10 10,780 3,956 115
333298 All other industrial machinery mfg 16 25,647 7,272 204
3333 Commercial & service industry machinery mfg 7 D D (100-249)
333319 Other commercial & service industry machinery mfg 5 13,004 3,124 102
3334 Ventilation, heating, AC, & commercial refrigeration equip mfg 8 20,336 3,508 126
333414 Heating equipment (except warm air furnaces) mfg 4 19,215 3,178 113
3335 Metalworking machinery mfg 97 122,605 44,231 1,292
333511 Industrial mold mfg 16 16,535 6,661 188
333512 Machine tool (metal cutting types) mfg 5 D D (100-249)
333514 Special die & tool, die set, jig, & fixture mfg 47 33,388 13,427 435
333515 Cutting tool & machine tool accessory mfg 23 26,303 11,532 331
333518 Other metalworking machinery mfg 5 29,175 7,513 213
3339 Other general-purpose machinery mfg 27 159,536 40,789 1,013
33391 Pump & compressor mfg 2 D D (250-499)
333911 Pump & pumping equipment mfg 2 D D (250-499)
33392 Material handling equipment mfg 5 D D (100-249)
333924 Industrial truck, tractor, trailer, & stacker machinery mfg 2 D D (100-249)
33399 All other general-purpose machinery mfg 20 73,972 21,866 484
333994 Industrial process furnace & oven mfg 4 D D (100-249)
333999 All other miscellaneous general-purpose machinery mfg 15 56,588 15,918 312
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
334 Computer & electronic product mfg 78 1,153,957 262,364 7,359
3341 Computer & peripheral equipment mfg 6 305,311 32,507 914
334111 Electronic computer mfg 1 D D (100-249)
334119 Other computer peripheral equipment mfg 5 D D (500-999)
3342 Communications equipment mfg 6 159,223 43,744 1,430
33422 Radio & TV broadcasting & wireless communications equipment mfg 4 D D (1000-2499)
3344 Semiconductor & other electronic component mfg 26 220,931 60,800 2,054
334413 Semiconductor & related device mfg 3 127,631 33,579 1,111
334415 Electronic resistor mfg 3 25,853 8,952 281
334417 Electronic connector mfg 7 D D (100-249)
334418 Printed circuit assembly (electronic assembly) mfg 2 D D (100-249)
334419 Other electronic component mfg 9 22,580 6,710 260
3345 Navigational, measuring, medical, & control instruments mfg 40 468,492 125,313 2,961
334511 Search, detection, navigation, & guidance instrument mfg 4 D D (1000-2499)
334512 Automatic environmental control mfg 4 D D (500-999)
334513 Industrial process control instrument mfg 7 18,658 5,635 146
334515 Electricity measuring & testing instrument mfg 6 37,364 11,018 330
334519 Other measuring & controlling device mfg 6 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
335 Electrical equipment, appliance, & component mfg 34 1,099,054 150,442 4,591
3351 Electric lighting equipment mfg 11 59,711 12,782 430
33512 Lighting fixture mfg 10 D D (250-499)
335121 Residential electric lighting fixture mfg 4 D D (100-249)
335122 Commercial/industrial/institutional electric lighting fixture mfg 6 D D (100-249)
3353 Electrical equipment mfg 10 58,252 9,368 379
335314 Relay & industrial control mfg 10 58,252 9,368 379
3359 Other electrical equipment & component mfg 13 981,091 128,292 3,782
33592 Communication & energy wire & cable mfg 3 427,536 56,177 1,377
335929 Other communication & energy wire mfg 3 427,536 56,177 1,377
33593 Wiring device mfg 5 D D (1000-2499)
335931 Current-carrying wiring device mfg 5 D D (1000-2499)
33599 All other electrical equipment & component mfg 5 D D (1000-2499)
335991 Carbon & graphite product mfg 1 D D (100-249)
335999 All other miscellaneous electrical equipment & component mfg 4 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
336 Transportation equipment mfg 56 138,331 32,990 1,143
3363 Motor vehicle parts mfg 12 D D (100-249)
3366 Ship & boat building 33 89,059 27,024 918
336611 Ship building & repairing 6 8,030 4,068 135
336612 Boat building 27 81,029 22,956 783
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
337 Furniture & related product mfg 68 201,889 49,634 1,915
3371 Household & institutional furniture & kitchen cabinet mfg 37 D D (250-499)
33712 Household & institutional furniture mfg 22 18,818 6,140 269
337122 Nonupholstered wood household furniture mfg 11 7,518 2,642 127
3372 Office furniture (including fixtures) mfg 29 111,837 30,352 1,139
337212 Custom architectural woodwork & millwork mfg 8 D D (250-499)
337215 Showcase, partition, shelving, & locker mfg 20 55,683 16,232 628
3379 Other furniture related product mfg 2 D D (250-499)
33792 Blind & shade mfg 2 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of
Shipments
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
339 Miscellaneous mfg 711 1,996,033 464,517 17,476
3391 Medical equipment & supplies mfg 54 206,462 47,187 1,243
339113 Surgical appliance & supplies mfg 9 109,938 32,310 747
339115 Ophthalmic goods mfg 4 D D (250-499)
339116 Dental laboratories 36 D D (100-249)
3399 Other miscellaneous mfg 657 1,789,571 417,330 16,233
33991 Jewelry & silverware mfg 536 1,373,232 304,494 12,464
339911 Jewelry (except costume) mfg 144 438,025 83,666 3,372
339912 Silverware & plated ware mfg 6 53,746 14,574 512
339913 Jewelers' material & lapidary work mfg 104 240,001 47,228 2,142
339914 Costume jewelry & novelty mfg 282 641,460 159,026 6,438
33993 Doll, toy, & game mfg 6 45,309 8,840 316
339932 Game, toy, & children's vehicle mfg 6 45,309 8,840 316
33994 Office supplies (except paper) mfg 9 148,224 39,585 1,152
339941 Pen & mechanical pencil mfg 5 145,933 39,020 1,128
33995 Sign mfg 32 78,086 19,048 809
33999 All other miscellaneous mfg 61 137,117 44,125 1,438
339991 Gasket, packing, & sealing device mfg 4 D D (250-499)
339992 Musical instrument mfg 5 D D (100-249)
339993 Fastener, button, needle, & pin mfg 14 30,914 6,314 241
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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