Class Code: 2501

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 2501 applies to employers that manufacture a wide variety of clothing on a mass production or quantity basis. The operations involve cutting to size or pattern using hand or electric cutters, hand or machine sewing, finishing, labeling, pressing, inspecting, and packaging. The articles are produced from all types of cloth (bolts or piece goods), dressed furs, material for linings and interlinings, fasteners, belts, and trimmings manufactured by others. Fur clothing manufacturing and quilted cloth manufacturing fall within the scope of this classification.

Employers that manufacture silk or synthetic fabric parachutes, plastic film parachutes, and inflatable balloons are assigned to this classification. Plastic film, adhesive or thermoplastic tape and metal parts are received from outside sources. Parachute manufacturing encompasses sewing the fabric envelopes and shroud lines to the envelopes including the harness risers and sewing the parachute pack. In producing plastic film balloons or parachutes, the seams are sealed by applying heat to the plastic film and thermoplastic tape.

The manufacture of automobile convertible tops and seat covers is assigned to Code 2501. In the event an employer manufactures tops and seat covers or performs upholstering operations along with the manufacture of tops and/or seat covers, Basic Manual rules regarding the assignment of more than one classification to an employer will apply.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 2501:

Certain Code 2501 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations apply to an employer only when no other classification more specifically describes the employer’s operations.

The following is a representative list of operations somewhat related in nature to Code 2501 operations that are not assigned to Code 2501:

2402 Carpet or Rug Mfg. NOC 2361 Hosiery Mfg.
2503 Dressmaking or Tailoring—Custom Exclusively 2362 Knit Goods Mfg. NOC

CROSS-REF.  AWNING OR TENT MFG.—SHOP

(N/A MA, VA)

Note:  The installation, removal, or repair of awnings or tents away from the shop must be classified to Code 5102. Unless payroll records are accurately maintained showing the amount of payroll expended for shop work, the entire payroll must be assigned to 5102.

CROSS-REF.  BAG OR SACK MFG—CLOTH

(N/A MA, TX, VA)

Note:  Applies to the mfg. of cotton, burlap or gunny bags or sacks.

Description:

Code 2501 is applicable to the manufacture of large and small products that are produced from canvas, duck or synthetic water-resistant fabrics as well as the manufacture of all types of bags made from textile fabrics. This classification includes the manufacture of products such as, but not limited to, awnings, tents, tarpaulins, laundry bags, knapsacks, barracks bags, newspaper carrying bags, aprons and bags for carrying tools of the building trades, feed bags and water bags, provided that these products are manufactured using the materials noted or materials that are analogous to the listed materials. Powered material cutters, sewing machines, grommet equipment, pipe and bar stock cutters and threaders may be utilized to fabricate these products.

CROSS-REF.  BAG RENOVATING

(N/A MA, TX, VA)

Note:  Applies to the renovating or repairing of cotton, burlap, or gunny bags or sacks and includes sewing.

CROSS-REF.  CLOTH PRINTING—SILK SCREEN PROCESS—HAND PRINTING

(N/A MA, TX)

Note:  Includes drying.

Description:

Code 2501 applies to the silk screening of individual garments, caps, etc., done by hand. This code applies to operations done by hand or through the use of a machine of a multiport nature where a number of garments may be loaded onto the machine at the same time. This type of machine resembles an octopus or carousel and usually applies a different color at each of a number of ports around the machine to create a multicolor picture or pattern.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 2501:

Code 2417 applies to the silk screening of rolls of cloth using machinery. This machinery is somewhat akin to commercial printing presses found in print shops. This code must not be assigned to an employer that performs operations described by another classification.

Code 2413 applies to the silk screening of rolls of cloth when an employer processes crude cloth into finished cloth and, as part of this process, silk screens the cloth by machine. In the event that an employer processes cloth but silk screens individual garments by hand, this hand silk screening operation is assigned to Code 2501, with the remainder of the cloth processing operation assigned to Code 2413.

CROSS-REF.  COLLAR MFG.

CROSS-REF.  CUSHION, PILLOW, OR QUILT MFG.

(N/A TX)

Note:  No mattress or box spring mfg.

CROSS-REF.  DOLL CLOTHING, CLOTH DOLLS, OR CLOTH PARTS MFG.

(N/A TX)

Note:  Includes dressing of dolls.

CROSS-REF.  DRAPERIES OR CURTAINS—MFG.—FROM CLOTH, PAPER, OR PLASTIC—CUTTING AND SEWING

(N/A TX)

CROSS-REF.  FEATHER OR FLOWER MFG.—ARTIFICIAL

(N/A AL, CO, CT, FL, GA, SC, VA)

CROSS-REF.  FEATHER PILLOW MFG.

(N/A TX)

Note:  No mattress or box spring mfg.

CROSS-REF.  FUR CLOTHING MFG.

(N/A TX)

Note:  Preparation of skins to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  FURNISHING GOODS MFG. NOC

Note:  Includes wearing apparel, draperies or household furnishings from textile fabrics.

Description:

Code 2501 is also applied to insureds that manufacture furnishing goods produced from received textile fabrics. This classification also includes the cutting and sewing of draperies or curtains made of paper or plastic, window shade manufacturing and the manufacture of lamp shades made from parchment.

CROSS-REF.  HAIR GOODS MFG.

(N/A AL, CO, CT, FL, GA, SC, VA)

Note:  Applies to products made from human hair.

CROSS-REF.  HAT MFG.

(N/A TX, VA)

Note:  Includes blowing, starting, or forming of hat shapes. Hatters’ fur mfg. to be separately rated as Code 2623.

Description:

Code 2501 is applied to three types of hat manufacturers. The first type of manufacturer produces men’s straw hats made from braided straw stripping and Panama hat bodies received from others along with ribbons and sweatbands. The stripping is roughly sewn into crowns and brims and stitched together. The Panama hat bodies do not require sewing because they are received in semiblocked condition. Finishing operations involve sizing, hand blocking, ironing and machine blocking in a hydraulic press. The hats are then fitted with ribbons and bands prior to packing for shipment. The second type of hat manufacturer produces men’s felt hats from felt hat bodies received from others along with ribbons, sweatbands and linings. The bodies are processed by steaming, sizing, ironing, crown pouncing, curling and finally press blocking under hydraulic presses. Ribbons, sweatbands and linings are then attached, usually by hand. The third type of hat manufacturer turns out fur or wool felt bodies for millinery manufacturers or other hat finishers or finishes the hat using the same operations performed by the second type of hat manufacturer. Dressed fur (usually rabbit) is received. Different grades of fur are mixed by machine and blown through another machine similar to a picker for cleaning. A cone-forming machine produces an enlarged hat shape that is rolled, shrunk, dyed, shellacked, stiffened, stretched, blocked and dried.

Code 2501 is assigned to employers that manufacture women’s hats made from felt bodies or straw bodies along with trimmings received from others. The operations are in the nature of a finishing process. Milliners block the felt or straw bodies to obtain the desired size and style. Then the necessary trimming is sewn on the hats, usually by hand. This classification is also applied to employers that turn out finished hats from textile fabrics of all types received from others in bolts or piece goods. The fabrics are cut to standard hat sizes, sewn, steamed on molds or blocked in hydraulic presses and trimmed with flowers, fur, feathers, braid, etc., to form the completed hats.

CROSS-REF.  LINGERIE MFG.

(N/A TX)

CROSS-REF.  LUGGAGE MFG.

Note:  Applies to the manufacture of travel bags and hand luggage. Trunk manufacturing is separately rated to Code 2883.

CROSS-REF.  MILLINERY MFG.

(N/A TX)

Note:  Applies to ladies’ trimmed hats.

CROSS-REF.  SAILMAKING

(N/A MA, VA)

Note:  Applies to shop operations.

CROSS-REF.  SHIRT MFG.

CROSS-REF.  SIGN MANUFACTURING—SILK SCREEN PRINTING—CLOTH

(N/A CO, MA, TN, TX)

Note:  Codes 2501, 3064 and 4299 shall not be assigned to the same risk unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses. Sign installation, maintenance, repair, removal or replacement away from shop to be separately rated as Code 9521 or 9554.

CROSS-REF.  SUSPENDER MFG.

Note:  Buckle, webbing or leather parts mfg. to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  TEXTILE—MENDING

(N/A TX)

Note:  Applies to invisible textile weaving of wearing apparel.

CROSS-REF.  TOY MFG.—CLOTH STUFFED ANIMALS OR TOYS

(N/A TX)

Description:

Code 2501 includes the manufacture of cloth stuffed animals or toys. The repair of wearing apparel using invisible textile weaving methods is additionally included in Code 2501.

CROSS-REF.  UMBRELLA MFG.

(N/A VA)

Note:  Manufacture of frames, handles, or hardware to be separately rated.

Description:

Code 2501 is also assigned to insureds that manufacture umbrellas. Frames, handles or other hardware and silk or synthetic fabrics are received from others. The operations involve cutting, sewing, and assembling.

CROSS-REF.  WINDOW—SHADE MFG.

(N/A TX)

Note:  Roller manufacturing to be separately rated.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 1.83

Construction Exemption Required: No