31331 Textile and Fabric Finishing Mills

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following manufacturing activities:

  1. finishing of textiles, fabrics, and apparel and
  2. converters who buy fabric goods in the grey, have them finished on contract, and sell at wholesale. Finishing operations include bleaching, dyeing, printing (e.g., roller, screen, flock, plisse), stonewashing, and other mechanical finishing, such as preshrinking, shrinking, sponging, calendering, mercerizing and napping; as well as cleaning, scouring, and the preparation of natural fibers and raw stock.