NAICS Code 423490

NAICS 423490

NAICS Code 423490 – Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Definition of NAICS Code 423490: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of professional equipment and supplies (except ophthalmic goods and medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies).

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 423490

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

  • Church supplies (except silverware, plated ware) merchant wholesalers
  • School equipment and supplies (except books, furniture) merchant wholesalers
  • Drafting tables and instruments merchant wholesalers
  • Scientific instruments merchant wholesalers
  • Laboratory equipment (except medical, dental) merchant wholesalers
  • Surveying equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers

Cross Reference Guide for Code 423490

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.

  • Merchant wholesale distribution of professional equipment, instruments, and/or goods sold, prescribed, or used by ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians, such as ophthalmic frames and lenses, and sunglasses–are classified in Industry NAICS 423460, Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of medical professional equipment, instruments, and supplies used by medical and dental practitioners (except ophthalmic equipment, instruments, and goods used by ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians) and medical facilities–are classified in Industry NAICS 423450, Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of silverware and plated flatware–are classified in Industry NAICS 423940, Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone, and Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of books–are classified in Industry NAICS 424920, Book, Periodical, and Newspaper Merchant Wholesalers; and
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of school furniture–are classified in Industry NAICS 423210, Furniture Merchant Wholesalers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 423490

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.

  • Analytical instruments (e.g., chromatographic, photometers, spectrographs) merchant wholesalers
  • Architect’s equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
  • Balances and scales, laboratory (except dental, medical), merchant wholesalers
  • Blackboards merchant wholesalers
  • Church supplies (except plated ware, silverware) merchant wholesalers
  • Drafting instruments merchant wholesalers
  • Drafting tables merchant wholesalers
  • Engineers’ equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
  • Instruments, professional and scientific, merchant wholesalers
  • Laboratory equipment (except dental, medical, ophthalmic) merchant wholesalers
  • Professional equipment and supplies (except dental, medical, ophthalmic) merchant wholesalers
  • Professional instruments merchant wholesalers
  • Religious supplies merchant wholesalers
  • School equipment and supplies (except books, furniture) merchant wholesalers
  • Scientific instruments merchant wholesalers
  • Scientific laboratory equipment merchant wholesalers
  • Surveying equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
  • Teaching machines (except computers), electronic, merchant wholesalers
  • Veterinarians’ equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 423490

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): 8018NAICS 423490
  • CA WC: 8018
  • DE WC: 924
  • PA WC: 924
  • MI WC: 8018
  • NJ WC: 8018
  • NY WC: 8018
  • WY WC: 423490
  • GL: 12362
  • SIC: 5049

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The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 423490 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 42: Wholesale Trade
  • Subsector 423: Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
  • Industry Group 4234: Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Industry 42349: Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423490: Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
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