Do You Care How Our Industry is Classified?
As we have been discussing in the Quick Printing thread of this blog, the classifications for our industry are about to be changed to the following: 323113, Commercial Screen Printing, 323117, Books Printing, 323119, Other Commercial Printing (except Screen and Book.
By Cary Sherburne
Published: July 6, 2010
As we have been discussing in the Quick Printing thread of this blog, the classifications for our industry are about to be changed to the following lacking any comments to the Office of Budget Management (OMB) as a result of recommendations published in the Federal Register:
- 323113, Commercial Screen Printing
- 323117, Books Printing
- 323119, Other Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books)
Are we really okay with that? Where are our associations in this process? They have not submitted any comments that I can see. This classification puts the bulk of our industry into a classification called "other." How useful can that possibly be? By the way, that includes flexo and gravure printing. You can read the whole document by visiting this link and searching for 323.
We only have until July 12th to provide comments. It's very easy. All you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject NAICS12. Let's not let this roll through unchallenged. Let your voice be heard!
Here are my suggestions, based on product, not process. Maybe they are not the best choices. I hope others will chime in and make them even more representative of our industry today.
- General Commercial Printing
- Packaging Printing
- Publication Printing and Direct Mail
- Book Printing
- Sign and Display Graphics Printing
- Other Commercial Printing (including Letterpress, Blankbook, Looseleaf Binders, and Devices Manufacturing)