NAICS 5 Digit Industry 42371

Industry 42371

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 42371 – Hardware Merchant Wholesalers

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 42371: See industry description for NAICS 423710 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 423710: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of hardware, knives, or handtools.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 42371

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

  • Brads merchant wholesalers
  • Knives (except disposable plastics) merchant wholesalers
  • Cutlery merchant wholesalers
  • Power handtools (e.g., drills, saws, sanders) merchant wholesalers
  • Fasteners (e.g., bolts, nuts, rivets, screws) merchant wholesalers
  • Staples merchant wholesalers
  • Handtools (except motor vehicle, machinists’ precision) merchant wholesalers
  • Tacks merchant wholesalers

Cross-References for Industry 42371

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 42371. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Merchant wholesale distribution of nails, noninsulated wire, and screening–are classified in Industry NAICS 423510, Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of motor vehicle handtools and equipment–are classified in Industry NAICS 423120, Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of machinists’ precision handtools–are classified in Industry NAICS 423830, Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers; and
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of disposable plastics knives and eating utensils–are classified in Industry NAICS 424130, Industrial and Personal Service Paper Merchant Wholesalers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 42371

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 42371. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Blades (e.g., knife, saw) merchant wholesalers
  • Brads merchant wholesalers
  • Cutlery merchant wholesalers
  • Fasteners (e.g., bolts, nuts, rivets, screws) merchant wholesalers
  • Handtools (except motor vehicle mechanics’, machinists’ precision) merchant wholesalers
  • Hardware (except motor vehicle) merchant wholesalers
  • Keys and locks merchant wholesalers
  • Knives (except disposable plastics) merchant wholesalers
  • Locks, security, merchant wholesalers
  • Power handtools (e.g., drills, sanders, saws) merchant wholesalers
  • Staples merchant wholesalers
  • Tacks merchant wholesalers
  • Tools, hand (except motor vehicle, machinists’ precision tools), merchant wholesalers
Industry Breakdown for 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 (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 42: Wholesale Trade
    • Subsector 423: Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
      • Industry Group 4237: Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42371: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423710: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers

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