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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1998:
Wholesale Trade
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U.S. - Wholesale Trade by Employment Size of Enterprise
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Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 363,454 453,987 5,885,230 233,924,453
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 35,734 35,837 0 1,790,300
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 162,846 163,232 344,999 11,468,128
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 66,647 67,818 439,225 14,497,589
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 45,603 49,105 609,405 21,149,479
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 41,398 58,200 1,494,655 53,715,118
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 7,921 24,738 961,569 36,755,618
Firms with 500 employees or more 3,305 55,057 2,035,377 94,548,221
    Firms with 500 to 999 employees 1,144 7,532 243,891 9,778,441
    Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 495 4,763 152,258 6,298,736
    Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 489 5,760 191,097 8,100,434
    Firms with 2,500 employees or more 1,177 37,002 1,448,131 70,370,610
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

U.S. - Wholesale trade - by Year
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Year Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
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link to 2008 detail 2008 328,784 14.8% 3.5% 1.0% 6,165,204 80.5% 58.1% 40.1%
link to 2007 detail 2007 334,676 14.3% 3.3% 0.9% 5,964,850 79.4% 56.5% 39.0%
link to 2006 detail 2006 334,597 14.5% 3.3% 0.9% 6,030,647 79.6% 56.5% 38.9%
link to 2005 detail 2005 336,736 14.2% 3.2% 0.9% 5,968,929 79.3% 56.2% 39.1%
link to 2004 detail 2004 337,642 14.3% 3.2% 0.9% 5,907,051 78.8% 55.2% 38.4%
link to 2003 detail 2003 342,450 14.2% 3.2% 0.9% 5,863,860 78.3% 54.7% 37.9%
link to 2002 detail 2002 345,309 14.4% 3.1% 0.9% 5,860,256 77.9% 53.6% 37.2%
link to 2001 detail 2001 346,027 15.1% 3.3% 0.9% 6,142,089 78.3% 54.0% 37.1%
link to 2000 detail 2000 354,153 14.8% 3.2% 0.9% 6,112,029 77.7% 53.0% 36.4%
link to 1999 detail 1999 358,564 14.6% 3.1% 0.9% 5,972,022 77.1% 52.0% 35.8%
link to 1998 detail 1998 363,454 14.5% 3.1% 0.9% 5,885,230 76.3% 50.9% 34.6%

 

 

Wholesale Trade by State
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State Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to industry detail United States 363,454 14.5% 3.1% 0.9% 5,885,230 76.3% 50.9% 34.6%
link to industry detail Alabama 5,362 25.3% 11.9% 7.6% 79,149 75.4% 47.5% 30.3%
link to industry detail Alaska 664 28.8% 17.2% 12.8% 7,040 73.5% 46.6% 33.0%
link to industry detail Arizona 6,016 23.1% 12.6% 8.2% 84,631 76.8% 55.1% 40.7%
link to industry detail Arkansas 3,140 25.4% 12.4% 8.2% 42,470 73.6% 45.7% 31.9%
link to industry detail California 51,204 17.4% 5.6% 2.5% 769,717 75.2% 48.5% 31.2%
link to industry detail Colorado 6,689 24.1% 13.1% 8.5% 92,992 77.1% 53.7% 40.2%
link to industry detail Connecticut 4,880 23.6% 12.3% 7.8% 73,085 77.2% 53.6% 37.2%
link to industry detail Delaware 917 28.5% 17.6% 13.0% 14,839 81.8% 62.6% 49.2%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 349 30.9% 20.1% 14.6% 5,029 77.0% 53.1% 42.0%
link to industry detail Florida 27,602 13.5% 5.5% 3.1% 298,562 70.6% 46.6% 31.6%
link to industry detail Georgia 12,393 23.5% 12.2% 7.6% 193,117 79.2% 58.4% 44.1%
link to industry detail Hawaii 1,697 20.7% 11.4% 8.4% 18,442 65.1% 40.3% 28.4%
link to industry detail Idaho 1,679 30.6% 14.2% 9.2% 23,488 77.6% 42.6% 26.5%
link to industry detail Illinois 19,024 23.1% 10.2% 5.5% 330,809 79.9% 56.2% 40.2%
link to industry detail Indiana 7,490 25.2% 11.8% 6.9% 115,519 77.0% 50.1% 32.8%
link to industry detail Iowa 4,197 28.0% 11.5% 6.5% 64,101 75.9% 41.8% 23.7%
link to industry detail Kansas 4,063 29.9% 13.8% 9.1% 63,953 78.1% 48.7% 35.9%
link to industry detail Kentucky 4,359 26.6% 13.3% 8.5% 69,869 77.3% 53.0% 36.8%
link to industry detail Louisiana 5,297 25.8% 11.6% 7.6% 79,877 74.6% 45.4% 29.4%
link to industry detail Maine 1,586 23.0% 12.0% 7.4% 20,932 75.3% 46.9% 24.7%
link to industry detail Maryland 5,654 25.0% 12.6% 8.0% 91,990 79.2% 54.7% 36.8%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 9,216 22.6% 10.4% 6.5% 147,663 77.5% 52.6% 36.1%
link to industry detail Michigan 11,848 22.3% 10.0% 6.0% 191,476 77.8% 53.0% 36.3%
link to industry detail Minnesota 8,362 23.0% 10.7% 6.5% 133,597 78.4% 53.6% 36.4%
link to industry detail Mississippi 2,816 25.5% 12.1% 7.8% 39,464 73.1% 44.8% 31.0%
link to industry detail Missouri 8,213 24.5% 11.2% 6.9% 126,722 77.1% 50.6% 35.6%
link to industry detail Montana 1,295 25.4% 12.1% 8.5% 15,025 70.1% 38.2% 26.6%
link to industry detail Nebraska 2,565 30.3% 13.6% 8.6% 40,357 76.9% 44.4% 25.6%
link to industry detail Nevada 2,174 30.5% 16.7% 10.4% 29,929 79.8% 54.1% 39.8%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 1,975 23.0% 11.9% 8.4% 22,912 72.2% 43.9% 29.4%
link to industry detail New Jersey 16,647 19.5% 8.2% 4.6% 275,728 79.5% 56.9% 39.4%
link to industry detail New Mexico 1,997 27.9% 15.2% 11.1% 21,672 70.7% 45.3% 31.6%
link to industry detail New York 35,121 13.9% 4.7% 2.3% 410,910 70.8% 44.5% 28.0%
link to industry detail North Carolina 10,638 22.5% 10.8% 6.5% 161,461 77.3% 53.9% 37.4%
link to industry detail North Dakota 1,239 28.8% 13.4% 8.4% 17,000 71.6% 39.8% 25.7%
link to industry detail Ohio 14,413 23.7% 9.9% 5.4% 255,022 78.9% 53.2% 35.7%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 4,363 24.8% 11.8% 7.8% 61,096 74.1% 47.9% 34.6%
link to industry detail Oregon 5,232 26.1% 13.6% 8.4% 77,519 78.0% 54.3% 32.8%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 15,014 22.1% 8.9% 5.1% 234,941 76.2% 48.7% 32.9%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 1,537 22.3% 10.3% 7.5% 18,917 71.8% 41.4% 29.2%
link to industry detail South Carolina 4,391 24.3% 12.0% 7.4% 60,762 74.5% 49.4% 32.8%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,208 29.4% 12.5% 7.3% 16,089 72.9% 37.2% 19.9%
link to industry detail Tennessee 6,975 26.2% 13.1% 8.3% 125,210 80.2% 58.4% 42.1%
link to industry detail Texas 27,147 19.7% 8.0% 4.3% 436,053 76.8% 53.4% 38.5%
link to industry detail Utah 3,041 28.8% 15.5% 10.2% 44,727 78.1% 51.8% 33.7%
link to industry detail Vermont 871 24.0% 10.6% 6.4% 10,795 74.4% 41.2% 22.0%
link to industry detail Virginia 6,875 24.4% 12.0% 7.2% 106,666 78.3% 54.1% 38.6%
link to industry detail Washington 8,834 23.0% 10.8% 6.6% 120,205 75.6% 48.2% 29.6%
link to industry detail West Virginia 1,639 28.6% 14.8% 10.9% 23,082 73.3% 46.5% 33.2%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 6,901 24.8% 10.4% 6.0% 114,447 78.6% 50.7% 30.1%
link to industry detail Wyoming 662 30.5% 16.9% 12.8% 6,172 64.7% 34.5% 23.0%
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U.S. - Wholesale Trade by Subsector
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Industry
detail
NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
  42 Wholesale Trade 363,454 14.5% 3.1% 0.9% 5,885,230 76.3% 50.9% 34.6%
link to industry detail 421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 232,280 14.0% 3.0% 0.9% 3,466,708 73.7% 47.2% 30.9%
link to industry detail 422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 132,145 15.9% 3.8% 1.2% 2,418,522 80.1% 56.3% 39.9%
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U.S. - Wholesale Trade by Industry
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NAICS
code
Industry title
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Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
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link to state detail 421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 232,280 14.0% 3.0% 0.9% 3,466,708 73.7% 47.2% 30.9%
link to state detail 4211   Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 23,655 14.9% 3.7% 1.2% 384,205 76.4% 51.5% 34.0%
link to state detail 42111    Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 6,572 20.8% 5.1% 1.3% 156,084 86.7% 59.1% 37.2%
link to state detail 42112    Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 9,140 17.3% 5.4% 2.3% 161,154 78.7% 56.7% 40.7%
link to state detail 42113    Tire & tube whsle 1,315 23.8% 7.1% 2.1% 22,195 77.6% 49.0% 28.4%
link to state detail 42114    Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 6,757 5.9% 0.5% 0.1% 44,772 32.0% 7.1% 1.3%
link to state detail 4212   Furniture & home furnishings whsle 13,652 13.6% 3.0% 0.9% 157,215 69.5% 36.7% 14.8%
link to state detail 42121    Furniture whsle 6,095 13.7% 2.9% 0.7% 67,806 69.5% 34.3% 11.3%
link to state detail 42122    Home furnishings whsle 7,570 13.6% 3.3% 1.1% 89,409 69.5% 38.5% 17.4%
link to state detail 4213   Lumber & other construction materials whsle 11,339 17.1% 5.5% 2.0% 157,584 74.4% 46.9% 27.0%
link to state detail 42131    Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 5,639 19.2% 5.7% 1.9% 91,465 77.3% 48.3% 26.8%
link to state detail 42132    Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 2,284 17.0% 6.4% 3.1% 23,428 66.8% 36.3% 22.9%
link to state detail 42133    Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 1,032 19.0% 8.5% 3.4% 17,413 81.0% 60.8% 37.6%
link to state detail 42139    Other construction materials whsle 2,468 14.3% 5.8% 2.8% 25,278 66.7% 42.0% 24.2%
link to state detail 4214   Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 37,088 14.6% 3.5% 1.4% 726,783 80.4% 59.5% 46.0%
link to state detail 42141    Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 1,129 21.6% 6.2% 2.7% 21,787 80.8% 52.7% 35.0%
link to state detail 42142    Office equipment whsle 5,136 16.0% 2.8% 1.1% 140,372 84.2% 66.8% 59.0%
link to state detail 42143    Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 13,741 16.0% 4.0% 1.6% 326,097 84.2% 65.2% 50.9%
link to state detail 42144    Other commercial equipment whsle 5,006 13.4% 2.6% 0.9% 52,516 59.1% 24.1% 11.0%
link to state detail 42145    Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 8,281 11.4% 3.5% 1.7% 124,557 77.7% 58.3% 44.0%
link to state detail 42146    Ophthalmic goods whsle 1,504 19.6% 4.9% 1.7% 28,755 81.4% 50.0% 26.0%
link to state detail 42149    Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 2,410 15.2% 5.0% 2.5% 32,699 70.6% 44.7% 29.9%
link to state detail 4215   Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 9,740 19.8% 5.9% 2.3% 170,928 78.3% 49.8% 29.0%
link to state detail 42151    Metal service centers & offices 9,124 20.3% 6.0% 2.3% 166,137 79.0% 50.4% 29.1%
link to state detail 42152    Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 627 14.2% 6.5% 4.8% 4,791 55.2% 28.9% 23.9%
link to state detail 4216   Electrical goods whsle 27,611 14.5% 3.7% 1.5% 499,826 77.6% 56.4% 43.8%
link to state detail 42161    Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 9,531 14.8% 4.2% 1.8% 154,975 74.8% 52.6% 39.8%
link to state detail 42162    Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 3,211 16.0% 4.3% 1.9% 51,016 74.3% 48.2% 34.3%
link to state detail 42169    Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 15,014 14.7% 3.8% 1.7% 293,835 79.7% 59.8% 47.5%
link to state detail 4217   Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 15,069 16.6% 3.8% 1.4% 225,402 71.9% 41.6% 23.1%
link to state detail 42171    Hardware whsle 7,250 17.8% 3.9% 1.5% 112,859 73.3% 41.5% 23.4%
link to state detail 42172    Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 3,669 15.0% 4.3% 1.6% 47,331 69.0% 41.6% 22.7%
link to state detail 42173    Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 3,247 16.8% 4.3% 1.5% 52,121 71.9% 44.4% 24.3%
link to state detail 42174    Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 995 19.5% 5.2% 2.2% 13,091 70.0% 31.9% 17.2%
link to state detail 4218   Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 59,803 15.2% 3.2% 1.1% 798,378 68.3% 37.3% 19.7%
link to state detail 42181    Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 3,681 23.6% 7.5% 2.8% 91,431 84.7% 61.3% 32.3%
link to state detail 42182    Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 8,329 18.5% 2.1% 0.6% 102,538 58.5% 15.5% 5.1%
link to state detail 42183    Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 29,095 14.4% 3.7% 1.4% 353,234 66.7% 36.4% 19.0%
link to state detail 42184    Industrial supplies whsle 9,882 17.6% 4.4% 1.7% 144,708 71.6% 41.5% 25.4%
link to state detail 42185    Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 5,664 13.0% 2.7% 0.7% 60,566 60.0% 26.8% 9.5%
link to state detail 42186    Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 3,646 13.7% 4.3% 2.1% 45,901 70.7% 45.2% 28.6%
link to state detail 4219   Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 35,886 10.4% 2.1% 0.7% 346,387 63.6% 33.2% 17.9%
link to state detail 42191    Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 5,725 12.3% 2.4% 0.8% 57,676 63.0% 29.6% 12.9%
link to state detail 42192    Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 3,055 12.1% 2.7% 1.0% 35,626 69.3% 40.4% 23.0%
link to state detail 42193    Recyclable material whsle 7,790 18.1% 3.3% 1.2% 113,246 70.9% 34.0% 17.4%
link to state detail 42194    Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 7,858 5.6% 1.0% 0.3% 49,800 48.9% 23.0% 8.2%
link to state detail 42199    Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 11,487 7.2% 1.8% 0.8% 90,039 60.6% 37.5% 25.1%
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Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
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link to state detail 422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 132,145 15.9% 3.8% 1.2% 2,418,522 80.1% 56.3% 39.9%
link to state detail 4221   Paper & paper product whsle 12,275 14.1% 3.2% 1.2% 227,521 78.7% 57.6% 46.6%
link to state detail 42211    Printing & writing paper whsle 1,489 14.2% 5.5% 2.4% 32,427 82.9% 69.0% 52.6%
link to state detail 42212    Stationery & office supplies whsle 6,049 12.7% 2.7% 1.2% 124,413 80.3% 64.1% 58.1%
link to state detail 42213    Industrial & personal service paper whsle 4,794 16.9% 3.9% 1.5% 70,681 74.0% 40.9% 23.8%
link to state detail 4222   Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 6,382 16.8% 5.7% 2.7% 194,864 88.9% 75.4% 62.4%
link to state detail 4223   Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 19,339 11.8% 3.0% 1.1% 209,301 69.1% 40.0% 20.5%
link to state detail 42231    Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 5,263 10.7% 3.0% 1.2% 46,315 59.7% 29.5% 11.4%
link to state detail 42232    Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 4,586 14.3% 4.0% 1.6% 61,105 74.0% 46.0% 27.8%
link to state detail 42233    Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 7,883 11.3% 2.7% 0.9% 78,130 68.2% 36.6% 13.7%
link to state detail 42234    Footwear whsle 1,650 12.7% 3.7% 1.8% 23,751 78.1% 56.7% 42.0%
link to state detail 4224   Grocery & related products whsle 34,796 17.4% 4.1% 1.3% 855,776 84.7% 64.0% 48.4%
link to state detail 42241    General-line grocery whsle 3,438 18.0% 6.5% 3.0% 169,776 93.0% 84.0% 73.3%
link to state detail 42242    Packaged frozen food whsle 3,124 23.0% 7.3% 2.8% 85,495 85.9% 64.0% 41.7%
link to state detail 42243    Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 2,191 18.3% 5.8% 2.6% 48,096 83.4% 60.8% 44.6%
link to state detail 42244    Poultry & poultry product whsle 942 25.3% 6.4% 1.8% 18,661 78.5% 40.9% 8.5%
link to state detail 42245    Confectionery whsle 2,134 14.9% 3.8% 1.7% 54,639 85.2% 70.0% 61.8%
link to state detail 42246    Fish & seafood whsle 2,978 12.3% 1.9% 0.4% 27,239 60.4% 18.5% 4.3%
link to state detail 42247    Meat & meat product whsle 3,315 18.3% 3.7% 1.4% 51,002 72.7% 36.6% 18.3%
link to state detail 42248    Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 5,546 21.9% 4.1% 0.8% 105,047 78.6% 40.3% 13.0%
link to state detail 42249    Other grocery & related products whsle 11,436 16.2% 4.8% 2.1% 295,821 86.5% 70.6% 58.7%
link to state detail 4225   Farm-product raw material whsle 6,835 20.3% 2.9% 1.0% 95,394 69.2% 28.0% 17.2%
link to state detail 42251    Grain & field bean whsle 3,636 20.9% 4.1% 1.2% 57,139 68.6% 35.7% 22.6%
link to state detail 42252    Livestock whsle 1,694 28.9% 1.3% 0.5% 25,116 74.3% 9.3% 2.8%
link to state detail 42259    Other farm product raw material whsle 1,539 10.9% 2.9% 1.7% 13,139 62.1% 30.4% 21.3%
link to state detail 4226   Chemical & allied products whsle 11,618 14.8% 4.6% 2.4% 164,427 74.1% 50.2% 38.0%
link to state detail 42261    Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 3,351 17.3% 5.4% 2.6% 43,497 71.7% 39.0% 21.5%
link to state detail 42269    Other chemical & allied products whsle 8,304 14.2% 4.7% 2.6% 120,930 74.9% 54.2% 44.0%
link to state detail 4227   Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 7,867 29.4% 8.0% 2.3% 134,064 76.2% 43.2% 25.1%
link to state detail 42271    Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 5,124 36.1% 9.4% 2.7% 99,466 77.6% 41.9% 22.8%
link to state detail 42272    Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 2,927 21.5% 8.7% 3.5% 34,598 72.3% 47.0% 31.6%
link to state detail 4228   Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 3,837 39.2% 9.4% 1.4% 151,008 90.7% 57.7% 23.6%
link to state detail 42281    Beer & ale whsle 2,504 47.0% 10.4% 1.0% 95,440 90.3% 48.0% 8.2%
link to state detail 42282    Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 1,363 26.3% 9.0% 3.0% 55,568 91.5% 74.4% 50.1%
link to state detail 4229   Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 30,023 12.3% 3.5% 1.3% 386,167 74.8% 51.4% 34.1%
link to state detail 42291    Farm supplies whsle 5,176 16.0% 4.8% 1.8% 76,223 75.7% 53.1% 37.9%
link to state detail 42292    Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 3,237 20.2% 8.5% 3.3% 88,779 88.4% 73.1% 55.4%
link to state detail 42293    Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 3,538 15.5% 2.7% 0.6% 46,748 69.9% 33.9% 10.9%
link to state detail 42294    Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 1,343 30.2% 7.8% 2.6% 55,531 90.3% 69.2% 49.6%
link to state detail 42295    Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 1,527 17.3% 5.2% 2.2% 20,466 68.8% 44.5% 29.5%
link to state detail 42299    Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 15,243 6.8% 1.8% 0.7% 98,420 56.4% 30.3% 15.1%
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?