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Major Group 22: Textile Mill Products

This major group includes establishments engaged in performing any of the following operations: (1) preparation of fiber and subsequent manufacturing of yarn, thread, braids, twine, and cordage; (2) manufacturing broadwoven fabrics, narrow woven fabrics, knit fabrics, and carpets and rugs from yarn; (3) dyeing and finishing fiber, yarn, fabrics, and knit apparel; (4) coating, waterproofing, or otherwise treating fabrics; (5) the integrated manufacture of knit apparel and other finished articles from yarn; and (6) the manufacture of felt goods, lace goods, non-woven fabrics, and miscellaneous textiles.

This classification makes no distinction between the two types of organizations which operate in the textile industry: (1) the integrated mill which purchases materials, produces textiles and related articles within the establishment, and sells the finished products; and (2) the contract or commission mill which processes materials owned by others. Converters or other nonmanufacturing establishments which assign materials to contract mills for processing, other than knitting, are classified in nonmanufacturing industries; establishments which assign yarns to outside contractors or commission knitters for the production of knit products are classified in Industry Group 225.

Industry Group 221: Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Cotton Industry Group 222: Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Manmade Fiber And Silk Industry Group 223: Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Wool (including Dyeing and Finishing) Industry Group 224: Narrow Fabric And Other Smallwares Mills, Cotton, Wool, Silk, and Manmade Fiber Industry Group 225: Knitting Mills Industry Group 226: Dyeing And Finishing Textiles, Except Wool Fabrics Industry Group 227: Carpets And Rugs Industry Group 228: Yarn And Thread Mills Industry Group 229: Miscellaneous Textile Goods

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