NAICS Code Description

423510 Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of products of the primary metals industries. Service centers maintain inventory and may perform functions, such as sawing, shearing, bending, leveling, cleaning, or edging, on a custom basis as part of sales transactions.
Illustrative Examples:
Cast iron pipe merchant wholesalers
Metal rod merchant wholesalers
Metal bars (except precious) merchant wholesalers
Metal sheet merchant wholesalers
Metal ingots (except precious) merchant wholesalers
Metal spike merchant wholesalers
Metal pipe merchant wholesalers
Nail merchant wholesalers
Metal plate merchant wholesalers
Noninsulated wire merchant wholesalers

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Merchant wholesale distribution of gold, silver, and platinum--are classified in Industry 423940, Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone, and Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of automotive, industrial, and other recyclable metal scrap--are classified in Industry 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers; and
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of insulated wire--are classified in Industry 423610, Electrical Apparatus and Equipment, Wiring Supplies, and Related Equipment Merchant Wholesalers.
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  Corresponding Index Entries
423510   423510   423510   Bars, metal (except precious), merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Black plate merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Cable, wire (except insulated), merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Cast iron pipe merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Concrete reinforcing bars merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Ferroalloys merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Ferrous metals merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Foundry products merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Ingots (except precious) merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Metal pipe merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Metal products (e.g., bars, ingots, plates, rods, shapes, sheets) merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Metals sales offices
423510   423510   423510   Metals service centers
423510   423510   423510   Metals, ferrous and nonferrous, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Nails merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Nonferrous metals (except precious) merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Noninsulated wire merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Pig iron merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Pipe, metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Poles, metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Rails and accessories, metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Rods, metal (except precious), merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Ropes, wire (except insulated), merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Semi-finished metal products merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Spikes, metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Springs, steel, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Steel merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Steel wool merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Storage tanks, metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Structural assemblies, metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Tanks, storage metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Terneplate merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Tin plate merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Tubing, metal, merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Wire (except insulated) merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Wire and cable (except electrical) merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Wire rope (except insulated) merchant wholesalers
423510   423510   423510   Wire screening merchant wholesalers

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