NAICS Code 331492

NAICS 331492

NAICS Code 331492 – Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)

Definition of NAICS Code 331492: This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the following:

  1. Alloying purchased nonferrous metals and/or
  2. Recovering nonferrous metals from scrap. Establishments in this industry make primary forms (e.g., bar, billet, bloom, cake, ingot, slab, slug, wire) using smelting or refining processes.
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Cross Reference Guide for Code 331492

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.

  • Recovering aluminum and aluminum alloys from scrap and/or alloying purchased aluminum–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 331314, Secondary Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum;
  • Sorting and breaking up scrap metal without also smelting or refining–are classified in Industry NAICS 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Recovering nonferrous metals from scrap and rolling, drawing, or extruding shapes in integrated facilities–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 331491, Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding;
  • Operating facilities where commingled recyclable materials, such as paper, plastics, used beverage cans, and metals, are sorted into distinct categories without also smelting or refining–are classified in Industry NAICS 562920, Materials Recovery Facilities; and
  • Recovering copper and copper alloys from scrap and making primary forms; and/or alloying purchased copper–are classified in Industry NAICS 331420, Copper Rolling, Drawing, Extruding, and Alloying.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 331492

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.

  • Alloying purchased nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper)
  • Detinning scrap (e.g., cans)
  • Germanium recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Gold recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Ingot, nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper), secondary smelting and refining
  • Iridium recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Lead recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Magnesium recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Metal powder and flake nonferrous (except aluminum, copper) made from purchased metal
  • Nickel recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Nonferrous alloys (except aluminum, copper) made from purchased nonferrous metals
  • Nonferrous alloys (except aluminum, copper) made in integrated secondary smelting and alloying plants
  • Nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper) secondary smelting and refining
  • Paste, nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper), made from purchased metal
  • Platinum recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Powder, nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper), made from purchased metal
  • Precious metals recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Recovering and refining of nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper) from scrap
  • Recovering silver from used photographic film or X-ray plates
  • Refining nonferrous metals and alloys (except aluminum, copper), secondary
  • Secondary refining of nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper)
  • Secondary smelting of nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper)
  • Selenium recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Silver recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Silver recovering from used photographic film or X-ray plates
  • Smelting and refining of nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper), secondary
  • Smelting nonferrous metals (except aluminum, copper), secondary
  • Superalloys, nonferrous based, made from purchased metals or scrap
  • Tin recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals
  • Tungsten carbide powder made by metallurgical process
  • Zinc dust reclaiming
  • Zinc recovering from scrap and/or alloying purchased metals

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 331492

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): 1438NAICS 331492
  • CA WC: 1438
  • DE WC: 0402
  • PA WC: 402
  • MI WC: 1438
  • NJ WC: 1438
  • NY WC: 1439
  • WY WC: 331492
  • NAICS: 331492
  • GL: 56918
  • SIC: 3313

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 331492 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 31-33: Manufacturing
  • Subsector 331: Primary Metal Manufacturing
  • Industry Group 3314: Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
  • Industry 33149: Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing, Extruding, and Alloying
  • 6 Digit Code(s) 331491: Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding
  • 6 Digit Code(s) 331492: Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)
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