Administrative and Support Services

Industries in the Administrative and Support Services subsector group establishments engaged in activities that support the day-to-day operations of other organizations. The processes employed in this sector (e.g., general management, personnel administration, clerical activities, cleaning activities) are often integral parts of the activities of establishments found in all sectors of the economy. The establishments classified in this subsector have specialized in one or more of these activities and can, therefore, provide services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households. The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular process that they are engaged in and the particular services they provide.

Many of the activities performed in this subsector are ongoing routine support functions that all businesses and organizations must do and that they have traditionally done for themselves. Recent trends, however, are to contract or purchase such services from businesses that specialize in such activities and can, therefore, provide the services more efficiently.

The industries in this subsector cannot be viewed as strictly "support." The Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services industry group, includes travel agents, tour operators, and providers of other travel arrangement services, such as hotel and restaurant reservations and arranging the purchase of tickets, serves many types of clients, including individual consumers. This group was placed in this subsector because the services are often of the "support" nature (e.g., travel arrangement) and businesses and other organizations are increasingly the ones purchasing such services.

The administrative and management activities performed by establishments in this sector are typically on a contract or fee basis. These activities may also be performed by establishments that are part of the company or enterprise. However, establishments involved in administering, overseeing, and managing other establishments of the company or enterprise, are classified in Sector 55, Management of Companies and Enterprises. These establishments normally undertake the strategic and organizational planning and decisionmaking role of the company or enterprise. Government establishments engaged in administering, overseeing and managing governmental programs are classified in Sector 92, Public Administration.

5611 Office Administrative Services

56111 Office Administrative Services
See industry description for 561110 below.

561110 Office Administrative Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing a range of day-to-day office administrative services, such as financial planning; billing and recordkeeping; personnel; and physical distribution and logistics for others on a contract or fee basis. These establishments do not provide operating staff to carry out the complete operations of a business.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Holding the securities or financial assets of companies and enterprises for the purpose of controlling them and influencing their management decisions - classified in U.S. Industry 551111, Offices of Bank Holding Companies or U.S. Industry 551112, Offices of Other Holding Companies;
  • Administering, overseeing, and managing other establishments of the company or enterprise (except government establishments) - classified in U.S. Industry 551114, Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices;
  • Providing computer facilities management - classified in U.S. Industry 541513, Computer Facilities Management Services;
  • Providing construction management - classified in Sector 23, Construction, by type of construction project managed;
  • Providing farm management - classified in U.S. Industry 115116, Farm Management Services;
  • Managing real property for others - classified in Industry 53131, Real Estate Property Managers;
  • Providing food services management at institutional, governmental, commercial, or industrial locations - classified in Industry 722310, Food Service Contractors;
  • Providing management advice without day-to-day management - classified in Industry 54161, Management Consulting Services;
  • Providing both management and operating staff for the complete operation of a client's business, such as a hotel, restaurant, mine site, or hospital, - classified according to the industry of the establishment operated; and
  • Providing only one of the support services (e.g., accounting services) that establishments in this industry provide - classified in the appropriate industry according to the service provided.

5612 Facilities Support Services

56121 Facilities Support Services
See industry description for 561210 below.

561210 Facilities Support Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing operating staff to perform a combination of support services within a client's facilities. Establishments in this industry typically provide a combination of services, such as janitorial; maintenance; trash disposal; guard and security; mail routing; reception; laundry; and related services to support operations within facilities. These establishments provide operating staff to carry out these support activities; but, are not involved with or responsible for the core business or activities of the client. Establishments providing facilities (except computer and/or data processing) operation support services and establishments operating correctional facilities (i.e., jails) on a contract or fee basis are included in this industry.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing only one of the support services (e.g., janitorial services) that establishments in this industry provide are classified in the appropriate industry according to the service provided;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing management and operating staff for the complete operation of a client's establishment, such as a hotel, restaurant, mine, or hospital, are classified according to the industry of the establishment operated;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing on-site management and operation of a client's computer systems and/or data processing facilities are classified in U.S. Industry 541513, Computer Facilities Management Services; and
  • Government correctional institutions are classified in Industry 922140, Correctional Institutions.

5613 Employment Services

56131 Employment Placement Agencies
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one of the following:

1) listing employment vacancies and referring or placing applicants for employment; or
2) providing executive search, recruitment, and placement services.

Illustrative Examples:
Employment agencies; Executive placement services; Executive search services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

561311 Employment Placement Agencies
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in listing employment vacancies and in referring or placing applicants for employment. The individuals referred or placed are not employees of the employment agencies.

Illustrative Examples:
Babysitting bureaus (i.e., registries); Employment registries; Casting agencies or bureaus (i.e., motion picture, theatrical, video); Model registries; Employment agencies.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


561312 Executive Search Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing executive search, recruitment, and placement services for clients with specific executive and senior management position requirements. The range of services provided by these establishments may include developing a search strategy and position specification based on the culture and needs of the client; researching, identifying, screening, and interviewing candidates; verifying candidate qualifications; and assisting in final offer negotiations and assimilation of the selected candidate. The individuals identified, recruited, or placed are not employees of the executive search services establishments.

Illustrative Examples:
Senior executive search services; Executive placement services; Executive search services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56132 Temporary Help Services
See industry description for 561320 below.

561320 Temporary Help Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in supplying workers to clients' businesses for limited periods of time to supplement the working force of the client. The individuals provided are employees of the temporary help service establishment. However, these establishments do not provide direct supervision of their employees at the clients' work sites.

Illustrative Examples:
Help supply services; Model supply services; Labor (except farm) contractors (i.e., personnel suppliers); Temporary employment or temporary staffing services; Manpower pools.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56133 Professional Employer Organizations
See industry description for 561330 below.

561330 Professional Employer Organizations
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing human resources and human resource management services to client businesses. Establishments in this industry operate in a coemployment relationship with client businesses or organizations and are specialized in performing a wide range of human resource and personnel management duties, such as payroll, payroll tax, benefits administration, workers' compensation, unemployment, and human resource administration. Professional employer organizations (PEOs) are responsible for payroll, including withholding and remitting employment-related taxes, for some or all of the employees of their clients, and also serve as the employer of those employees for benefits and related purposes.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Supplying their own employees for limited periods of time to supplement the working force of a client's business - classified in Industry 561320, Temporary Help Services; and
  • Listing employment vacancies and in referring or placing applicants for employment - classified in Industry 561311, Employment Placement Agencies.

5614 Business Support Services
This industry group comprises establishments engaged in performing activities that are ongoing routine business support functions that businesses and organizations traditionally do for themselves.

56141 Document Preparation Services
See industry description for 561410 below.

561410 Document Preparation Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) letter or resume writing; (2) document editing or proofreading; (3) typing, word processing, or desktop publishing; and (4) stenography (except court reporting or stenotype recording), transcription, and other secretarial services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Providing verbatim reporting and stenotype recording of live legal proceedings and transcribing subsequent recorded materials - classified in U.S. Industry 561492, Court Reporting and Stenotype Services;
  • Performing prepress and postpress services in support of printing activities - classified in Industry 32312, Support Activities for Printing;
  • Providing document translation services - classified in Industry 541930, Translation and Interpretation Services;
  • Photocopying, duplicating, and other document copying services, with or without a range of other office support services (except printing) - classified in U.S. Industry 561439, Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops); and
  • Providing document copying services in combination with printing services, with or without a range of other office support services, and establishments known as quick or digital printers - classified in Industry 32311, Printing.

56142 Telephone Call Centers
This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in answering telephone calls and relaying messages to clients and (2) establishments primarily engaged in providing telemarketing services on a contract or fee basis for others, such as promoting clients' products or services by telephone; taking orders for clients by telephone; and soliciting contributions or providing information for clients by telephone. Telemarketing establishments never own the product or provide the service that they are representing and generally can originate and/or receive calls for others.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

561421 Telephone Answering Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in answering telephone calls and relaying messages to clients.

Cross-References.


561422 Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating call centers that initiate or receive communications for others-via telephone, facsimile, email, or other communication modes-for purposes such as:

(1) promoting clients' products or services,
(2) taking orders for clients,
(3) soliciting contributions for a client; and
(4) providing information or assistance regarding a client's products or services.

These establishments do not own the product or provide the services they are representing on behalf of clients.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Answering telephone calls and relaying messages to clients - classified in U.S. Industry 561421, Telephone Answering Services;
  • Organizing and conducting fundraising campaigns on a contract or fee basis, that may include telephone solicitation services - classified in U.S. Industry 561499, All Other Business Support Services; and
  • Gathering, recording, tabulating, and presenting marketing and public opinion data, that may include telephone canvassing services - classified in Industry 541910, Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling.

56143 Business Service Centers
This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing mailbox rental and other postal and mailing services (except direct mail advertising); (2) establishments, generally known as copy centers or shops, primarily engaged in providing photocopying, duplicating, blueprinting, and other document copying services without also providing printing services (i.e., offset printing, quick printing, digital printing, prepress services); and (3) establishments that provide a range of office support services (except printing services), such as mailing services, document copying services, facsimile services, word processing services, on-site PC rental services, and office product sales.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Operating contract post offices - classified in Industry 49111, Postal Service;
  • Delivering letters and parcels - classified in Subsector 492, Couriers and Messengers;
  • Providing voice mailbox services - classified in Industry 56142, Telephone Call Centers;
  • Providing direct mail advertising services - classified in Industry 54186, Direct Mail Advertising;
  • Providing full service office space, whether on a lease or service contract basis - classified in Industry 53112, Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses);
  • Providing document copying services in combination with printing services, with or without a range of other office support services, and establishments known as quick or digital printers - classified in Industry 32311, Printing; and
  • Providing only one of the support services (e.g., word processing services) that establishments in this industry provide - classified in the appropriate industry according to the service provided.

561431 Private Mail Centers
This U.S. industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing mailbox rental and other postal and mailing (except direct mail advertising) services or (2) establishments engaged in providing these mailing services along with one or more other office support services, such as facsimile services, word processing services, on-site PC rental services, and office product sales.

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Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Operating contract post offices - classified in Industry 491110, Postal Service;
  • Delivering letters and parcels - classified in Subsector 492, Couriers and Messengers;
  • Providing voice mailbox services - classified in U.S. Industry 561421, Telephone Answering Services;
  • Providing direct mail advertising services - classified in Industry 541860, Direct Mail Advertising;
  • Providing only one of the support services (e.g., word processing services) that establishments in this industry provide - classified in the appropriate industry according to the service provided; and
  • Establishments engaged in providing full service office space, whether on a lease or service contract basis - classified in Industry 531120, Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses).

561439 Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops)
This U.S. industry comprises (1) establishments generally known as copy centers or shops primarily engaged in providing photocopying, duplicating, blueprinting, and other document copying services, without also providing printing services (e.g., offset printing, quick printing, digital printing, prepress services) and (2) establishments (except private mail centers) engaged in providing a range of office support services (except printing services), such as document copying services, facsimile services, word processing services, on-site PC rental services, and office product sales.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Establishments engaged in providing document copying services in combination with printing services, with or without a range of other office support services, and establishments known as quick or digital printers are classified in Industry 32311, Printing;
  • Establishments engaged in providing mailbox rental and other postal and mailing services with or without one or more other office support services (except printing) are classified in U.S. Industry 561431, Private Mail Centers;
  • Establishments exclusively engaged in providing a single office support service (except document copying) to clients, but not the range of office support services that establishments in this industry may provide, are classified according to the service provided; and
  • Establishments engaged in providing full service office space, whether on a lease or service contract basis, are classified in Industry 531120, Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses).

56144 Collection Agencies
See industry description for 561440 below.

561440 Collection Agencies
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in collecting payments for claims and remitting payments collected to their clients.

Illustrative Examples:
Account or delinquent account collection services; Tax collection services on a contract or fee basis; Bill or debt collection services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56145 Credit Bureaus
See industry description for 561450 below.

561450 Credit Bureaus
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in compiling information, such as credit and employment histories on individuals and credit histories on businesses, and providing the information to financial institutions, retailers, and others who have a need to evaluate the creditworthiness of these persons and businesses.

Illustrative Examples:
Credit agencies; Credit rating services; Credit investigation services; Credit reporting bureaus.


56149 Other Business Support Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing business support services (except secretarial and other document preparation services; telephone answering or telemarketing services; private mail services or document copying services conducted as separate activities or in conjunction with other office support services; monetary debt collection services; and credit reporting services).

Illustrative Examples:
Address bar coding services; Mail presorting services; Bar code imprinting services; Real-time (i.e., simultaneous) closed captioning of live television performances, meetings, conferences; Court reporting services; Repossession services; Fundraising organization services on a contract or fee basis.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Providing secretarial and other document preparation services - classified in Industry 561410, Document Preparation Services;
  • Providing telephone answering or telemarketing services - classified in Industry 56142, Telephone Call Centers;
  • Providing private mail services; document copying services (except printing services); and/or a range of office support services (except printing) - classified in Industry 56143, Business Service Centers;
  • Providing document copying services in combination with printing services, with or without a range of other office support services, and establishments known as quick or digital printers - classified in Industry 32311, Printing;
  • Providing monetary debt collection services - classified in Industry 56144, Collection Agencies;
  • Providing credit reporting services - classified in Industry 56145, Credit Bureaus; and
  • Providing film or tape captioning or subtitling services - classified in Industry 51219, Postproduction Services and Other Motion Picture and Video Industries.

561491 Repossession Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in repossessing tangible assets (e.g., automobiles, boats, equipment, planes, furniture, appliances) for the creditor as a result of delinquent debts.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing monetary debt collection services are classified in Industry 561440, Collection Agencies.

561492 Court Reporting and Stenotype Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing verbatim reporting and stenotype recording of live legal proceedings and transcribing subsequent recorded materials.

Illustrative Examples:
Court reporting or stenotype recording services; Real-time (i.e., simultaneous) closed captioning of live television performances, meetings, conferences; Public stenography services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


561499 All Other Business Support Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing business support services (except secretarial and other document preparation services; telephone answering and telemarketing services; private mail services or document copying services conducted as separate activities or in conjunction with other office support services; monetary debt collection services; credit reporting services; repossession services; and court reporting and stenotype recording services).

Illustrative Examples:
Address bar coding services; Fundraising organization services on a contract or fee basis; Bar code imprinting services; Mail presorting services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Providing secretarial and other document preparation services - classified in Industry 561410, Document Preparation Services;
  • Providing telephone answering or telemarketing services - classified in Industry 56142, Telephone Call Centers;
  • Providing private mail services, document copying services without printing services and/or a range of office support services - classified in Industry 56143, Business Service Centers;
  • Providing document copying services in combination with printing services (with or without one or more other office support services) and establishments known as quick or digital printers - classified in Industry 32311, Printing;
  • Providing monetary debt collection services - classified in Industry 561440, Collection Agencies;
  • Providing credit reporting services - classified in Industry 561450, Credit Bureaus;
  • Providing repossession services - classified in U.S. Industry 561491, Repossession Services; and
  • Providing court reporting and stenotype services - classified in U.S. Industry 561492, Court Reporting and Stenotype Services.

5615 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services

56151 Travel Agencies
See industry description for 561510 below.

561510 Travel Agencies
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acting as agents in selling travel, tour, and accommodation services to the general public and commercial clients.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56152 Tour Operators
See industry description for 561520 below.

561520 Tour Operators
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in arranging and assembling tours. The tours are sold through travel agencies or tour operators. Travel or wholesale tour operators are included in this industry.

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Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56159 Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
This industry comprises establishments (except travel agencies and tour operators) primarily engaged in providing travel arrangement and reservation services.

Illustrative Examples:
Condominium time-share exchange services; Road and travel services automobile clubs; Convention or visitors bureaus; Ticket (e.g., airline, bus, cruise ship, sports, theatrical) offices; Reservation (e.g., airline, car rental, hotel, restaurant) services; Ticket (e.g., amusement, sports, theatrical) agencies.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in arranging the rental of vacation properties are classified in Industry 53121, Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers;
  • Travel agencies are classified in Industry 56151, Travel Agencies;
  • Tour operators are classified in Industry 56152, Tour Operators;
  • Automobile clubs (i.e., enthusiasts' clubs) (except road and travel services) are classified in Industry 81341, Civic and Social Organizations; and
  • Establishments primarily engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences, and meetings (whether or not they manage and provide the staff to operate the facilities in which these events take place), are classified in Industry 56192, Convention and Trade Show Organizers.

561591 Convention and Visitors Bureaus
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in marketing and promoting communities and facilities to businesses and leisure travelers through a range of activities, such as assisting organizations in locating meeting and convention sites; providing travel information on area attractions, lodging accommodations, restaurants; providing maps; and organizing group tours of local historical, recreational, and cultural attractions.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences, and meetings (whether or not they manage and provide the staff to operate the facilities in which these events take place), are classified in Industry 561920, Convention and Trade Show Organizers.

561599 All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments (except travel agencies, tour operators, and convention and visitors bureaus) primarily engaged in providing travel arrangement and reservation services.

Illustrative Examples:
Condominium time-share exchange services; Ticket (e.g., airline, bus, cruise ship, sports, theatrical) offices; Reservation (e.g., airline, car rental, hotel, restaurant) services; Ticket (e.g., amusement, sports, theatrical) agencies; Road and travel services automobile clubs.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in arranging the rental of vacation properties are classified in Industry 531210, Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers;
  • Travel agencies are classified in Industry 561510, Travel Agencies;
  • Tour operators are classified in Industry 561520, Tour Operators;
  • Convention and visitors bureaus are classified in U.S. Industry 561591, Convention and Visitors Bureaus;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences, and meetings (whether or not they manage and provide the staff to operate the facilities in which these events take place), are classified in Industry 561920, Convention and Trade Show Organizers; and
  • Automobile clubs (i.e., enthusiasts' clubs) (except road and travel services) are classified in Industry 813410, Civic and Social Organizations.

5616 Investigation and Security Services

56161 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing one or more of the following: (1) investigation and detective services; (2) guard and patrol services; and (3) picking up and delivering money, receipts, or other valuable items with personnel and equipment to protect such properties while in transit.

Illustrative Examples:
Armored car services; Private detective services; Bodyguard services; Security guard services; Polygraph services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Providing credit checks - classified in Industry 56145, Credit Bureaus; and
  • Selling, installing, monitoring, and maintaining security systems and devices (e.g., burglar and fire alarm systems) - classified in Industry 56162, Security Systems Services.

561611 Investigation Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing investigation and detective services.

Illustrative Examples:
Fingerprinting services; Private detective services; Polygraph services; Private investigative services.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing credit checks are classified in Industry 561450, Credit Bureaus.

561612 Security Guards and Patrol Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing guard and patrol services, such as bodyguard, guard dog, and parking security services.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in selling, installing, monitoring, and maintaining security systems and devices, such as burglar and fire alarms and locking devices, are classified in Industry 56162, Security Systems Services.

561613 Armored Car Services
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in picking up and delivering money, receipts, or other valuable items. These establishments maintain personnel and equipment to protect such properties while in transit.


56162 Security Systems Services
This industry comprises establishments engaged in (1) selling security systems, such as burglar and fire alarms and locking devices, along with installation, repair, or monitoring services or (2) remote monitoring of electronic security alarm systems.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

561621 Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) selling security alarm systems, such as burglar and fire alarms, along with installation, repair, or monitoring services or (2) remote monitoring of electronic security alarm systems.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Selling security alarm systems for buildings, without installation, repair, or monitoring services - classified in Sector 42, Wholesale Trade or Sector 44-45, Retail Trade; and
  • Retailing motor vehicle security systems with or without installation or repair services - classified in Industry 441310, Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores.

561622 Locksmiths
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) selling mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes, and security vaults, along with installation, repair, rebuilding, or adjusting services or (2) installing, repairing, rebuilding, and adjusting mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes, and security vaults.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


5617 Services to Buildings and Dwellings

56171 Exterminating and Pest Control Services
See industry description for 561710 below.

561710 Exterminating and Pest Control Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in exterminating and controlling birds, mosquitoes, rodents, termites, and other insects and pests (except for crop production and forestry production). Establishments providing fumigation services are included in this industry.

Cross-References.


56172 Janitorial Services
See industry description for 561720 below.

561720 Janitorial Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in cleaning building interiors, interiors of transportation equipment (e.g., aircraft, rail cars, ships), and/or windows.

Illustrative Examples:
Custodial services; Service station cleaning and degreasing services; Housekeeping (i.e., cleaning) services; Washroom sanitation services; Maid (i.e., cleaning) services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56173 Landscaping Services
See industry description for 561730 below.

561730 Landscaping Services
This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens and (2) establishments primarily engaged in providing these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction (i.e., installation) of walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, and similar structures.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

  • Installing artificial turf or in constructing (i.e., installing) walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, or similar structures - classified in Sector 23, Construction;
  • Planning and designing the development of land areas for projects, such as parks and other recreational areas; airports; highways; hospitals; schools; land subdivisions; and commercial, industrial, and residential areas (without also installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns/gardens, walkways, retaining walls, decks, and similar items or structures), - classified in Industry 541320, Landscape Architectural Services; and
  • Retailing landscaping materials and providing the installation and maintenance of these materials - classified in Industry 444220, Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores.

56174 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
See industry description for 561740 below.

561740 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in cleaning and dyeing used rugs, carpets, and upholstery.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56179 Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings
See industry description for 561790 below.

561790 Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing services to buildings and dwellings (except exterminating and pest control; janitorial; landscaping care and maintenance; and carpet and upholstery cleaning).

Illustrative Examples:
Building exterior cleaning services (except sandblasting and window cleaning); Swimming pool cleaning and maintenance services; Chimney cleaning services; Ventilation duct cleaning services; Drain or gutter cleaning services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

5619 Other Support Services
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing day-to-day business and other organizational support services (except office administrative services; facilities support services; employment services; business support services; travel arrangement and reservation services; security and investigation services; and services to buildings and dwellings).

56191 Packaging and Labeling Services
See industry description for 561910 below.

561910 Packaging and Labeling Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in packaging client-owned materials. The services may include labeling and/or imprinting the package.

Illustrative Examples:
Apparel and textile folding and packaging services; Kit assembling and packaging services; Blister packaging services; Shrink-wrapping services; Gift wrapping services.

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Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in


56192 Convention and Trade Show Organizers
See industry description for 561920 below.

561920 Convention and Trade Show Organizers
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences, and meetings (whether or not they manage and provide the staff to operate the facilities in which these events take place).

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing live performing arts productions, sports events, and similar events, such as festivals (whether or not they manage and provide the staff to operate the facilities in which these events take place), are classified in Industry Group 7113, Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events.

56199 All Other Support Services
See industry description for 561990 below.

561990 All Other Support Services
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing day-to-day business and other organizational support services (except office administrative services, facilities support services, employment services, business support services, travel arrangement and reservation services, security and investigation services, services to buildings and other structures, packaging and labeling services, and convention and trade show organizing services).

Illustrative Examples:
Bartering services; Flagging (i.e., traffic control) services; Bottle exchanges; Float decorating services; Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding for the trade; Inventory taking services; Contract meter reading services; Lumber grading services; Diving services on a contract or fee basis.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in

 

Information courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.