NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 332

Subsector 332

NAICS Subsector Code 332 – Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 332: Industries in the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing subsector transform metal into intermediate or end products, other than machinery, computers and electronics, and metal furniture, or treat metals and metal formed products fabricated elsewhere. Important fabricated metal processes are forging, stamping, bending, forming, and machining, used to shape individual pieces of metal; and other processes, such as welding and assembling, used to join separate parts together. Establishments in this subsector may use one of these processes or a combination of these processes.

The NAICS structure for this subsector distinguishes the forging and stamping processes in a single industry. The remaining industries in the subsector group establishments based on similar combinations of processes used to make products.

The manufacturing performed in the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing subsector begins with manufactured metal shapes. The establishments in this subsector further fabricate the purchased metal shapes into a product. For instance, the Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing industry starts with wire and fabricates such items.

Within manufacturing there are other establishments that make the same products made by this subsector; only these establishments begin production further back in the production process. These establishments have a more integrated operation. For instance, one establishment may manufacture steel, draw it into wire, and make wire products in the same establishment. Such operations are classified in the Primary Metal Manufacturing subsector.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 332 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
    • Subsector 332: Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3321: Forging and Stamping
        • Industry 33211: Forging and Stamping
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332111: Iron and Steel Forging
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332112: Nonferrous Forging
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332114: Custom Roll Forming
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332117: Powder Metallurgy Part Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332119: Metal Crown, Closure, and Other Metal Stamping (except Automotive)
      • Industry Group 3322: Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
        • Industry 33221: Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332215: Metal Kitchen Cookware, Utensil, Cutlery, and Flatware (except Precious) Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332216: Saw Blade and Handtool Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3323: Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
        • Industry 33231: Plate Work and Fabricated Structural Product Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332311: Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332312: Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332313: Plate Work Manufacturing
        • Industry 33232: Ornamental and Architectural Metal Products Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332321: Metal Window and Door Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332322: Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332323: Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3324: Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
        • Industry 33241: Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332410: Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
        • Industry 33242: Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332420: Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing
        • Industry 33243: Metal Can, Box, and Other Metal Container (Light Gauge) Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332431: Metal Can Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332439: Other Metal Container Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3325: Hardware Manufacturing
        • Industry 33251: Hardware Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332510: Hardware Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3326: Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
        • Industry 33261: Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332613: Spring Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332618: Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3327: Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
        • Industry 33271: Machine Shops
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332710: Machine Shops
        • Industry 33272: Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332721: Precision Turned Product Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332722: Bolt, Nut, Screw, Rivet, and Washer Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3328: Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
        • Industry 33281: Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332811: Metal Heat Treating
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332812: Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services to Manufacturers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332813: Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring
      • Industry Group 3329: Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
        • Industry 33291: Metal Valve Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332911: Industrial Valve Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332912: Fluid Power Valve and Hose Fitting Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332913: Plumbing Fixture Fitting and Trim Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332919: Other Metal Valve and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
        • Industry 33299: All Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332991: Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332992: Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332993: Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332994: Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332996: Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 332999: All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

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