NAICS Code 423710

NAICS 423710

NAICS Code 423710 – Hardware Merchant Wholesalers

Definition 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 423710

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

  • 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 Reference Guide for Code 423710

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 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 423710

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.

  • 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
Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 423710

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): 8010NAICS 423710
  • CA WC: 8018
  • DE WC: 881, 926
  • PA WC: 881, 926
  • MI WC: 8010
  • NJ WC: 8010
  • NY WC: 7999
  • WY WC: 423710
  • GL: 47367, 13715
  • SIC: 5072

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The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 423710 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 4237: Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Industry 42371: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423710: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers
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NAICS Code 423710