NAICS Code 237130

NAICS 237130

NAICS Code 237130 – Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction

Definition of NAICS Code 237130: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of power lines and towers, power plants, and radio, television, and telecommunications transmitting/receiving towers. The work performed may include new work, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repairs. Specialty trade contractors are included in this group if they are engaged in activities primarily related to power and communication line and related structures construction. All structures (including buildings) that are integral parts of power and communication networks (e.g., transmitting towers, substations, and power plants) are included.

Illustrative Examples of NAICS 237130

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Alternative energy (e.g., geothermal, ocean wave, solar, wind) structure construction
  • Power line stringing
  • Cellular phone tower construction
  • Radio transmitting tower construction
  • Co-generation plant construction
  • Satellite receiving station construction
  • Communication tower construction
  • Telephone line stringing
  • Electric light and power plant (except hydroelectric) construction
  • Transformer station and substation, electric power, construction
  • Electric power transmission line and tower construction
  • Underground cable (e.g., cable television, electricity, telephone) laying
  • Nuclear power plant construction

Cross Reference Guide for Code 237130

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Constructing hydroelectric generating facilities–are classified in Industry NAICS 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction;
  • Constructing broadcast studios and similar nonresidential buildings–are classified in Industry NAICS 236220, Commercial and Institutional Building Construction;
  • Performing electrical work within buildings–are classified in Industry NAICS 238210, Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors;
  • Line slashing or cutting (except maintenance)–are classified in Industry NAICS 238910, Site Preparation Contractors;
  • Installing and maintaining communication transmission lines performed by telecommunications companies–are classified in Subsector 517, Telecommunications;
  • Locating underground utility lines prior to digging–are classified in Industry NAICS 561990, All Other Support Services; and
  • Tree and brush trimming for overhead utility lines–are classified in Industry NAICS 561730, Landscaping Services.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 237130

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 this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Alternative energy (e.g., geothermal, ocean wave, solar, wind) structure construction
  • Cable laying (e.g., cable television, electricity, marine, telephone), including underground
  • Cellular phone tower construction
  • Co-generation plant construction
  • Communication antenna construction
  • Communication tower construction
  • Construction management, power and communication transmission line
  • Electric light and power plant (except hydroelectric) construction
  • Electric power transmission line and tower construction
  • Electricity generating plant (except hydroelectric) construction
  • Fiber optic cable transmission line construction
  • Microwave relay tower construction
  • Nuclear power plant construction
  • Pole line construction
  • Power line stringing
  • Power plant (except hydroelectric) construction
  • Radio transmitting tower construction
  • Satellite receiving station construction
  • Solar power structure construction
  • Substation and switching station, power transmission line, construction
  • Telephone line construction
  • Telephone line stringing
  • Television transmitting tower construction
  • Thermal power plant construction
  • Tower, power distribution and communication, construction
  • Transformer station and substation, electric power, construction
  • Transmission and distribution line construction
  • Underground cable (e.g., cable television, electricity, telephone) laying
  • Utility line (i.e., communication, electric power), construction
  • Wind power structure construction
Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 237130

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 5190, 6325, 7538, 7600NAICS 237130
  • CA WC: 5190, 6325, 7538, 7601, 6325
  • DE WC: 625, 656, 757, 759
  • PA WC: 617, 656, 757, 759
  • MI WC: 5190, 6325, 7538, 7600, 6325
  • NJ WC: 7536, 6325, 7538, 7601, 7600, 6325
  • NY WC: 7536, 6325, 7538, 7601, 7600, 6325
  • WY WC: 7536, 6325, 7538, 7601, 7600, 6325
  • GL: 91302, 91577, 92446, 92447, 99613
  • SIC: 1623, 1629

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 237130 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code 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, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). 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 23: Construction
  • Subsector 237: Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Industry Group 2371: Utility System Construction
  • Industry 23713: Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 237130: Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
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