Furniture, Home Furnishings,
and Appliances: 2002
2002 Economic Census
Issued October 2004
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
This report was prepared in the Service Sector Statistics Division under the direction of Bobby E.
Russell, Assistant Division Chief for Census Programs. Planning, management, and coordination of this
report were under the supervision of M. Yvonne Wade, Chief, Wholesale Census Branch, assisted by
J. Robert Nusz, Susan K. Pozzanghera, and Darrell S. Dow. Primary staff assistance was provided
by Kristie L. Brown, Ryan M. Christians, Jordan D. Hinds, Dennis R. Johnson, Kimberly D.
Pressley, Tyvese C. Savoy, Jennifer A. Sekely, Gary E. Swenson, and John L. Vignali.
Mathematical and statistical techniques, as well as the coverage operations, were provided by Ruth E.
Detlefsen, Assistant Division Chief for Research and Methodology, assisted by Scot A. Dahl, Leader,
Census/Current Integration Group, with staff assistance from Samson A. Adeshiyan and Anthony G.
Eddie J. Salyers, Assistant Division Chief of Economic Planning and Coordination Division, was
responsible for overseeing the editing and tabulation procedures and the interactive analytical software.
The Geography Division staff, Robert LaMacchia, Chief, developed geographic coding procedures and
associated computer programs.
The Economic Statistical Methods and Programming Division, Howard R. Hogan, Chief, developed and
coordinated the computer processing systems. Barry F. Sessamen, Assistant Division Chief for Post
Collection, was responsible for design and implementation of the processing systems and computer
programs. Gary T. Sheridan, Chief, Macro Analytical Branch, assisted by Apparao V. Katikineni and
Edward F. Johnson provided computer programming and implementation.
The Systems Support Division provided the table composition system. Robert Joseph Brown, Table
Image Processing System (TIPS) Senior Software Engineer, was respo