2002 Economic Census
Issued January 2005
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
This report was prepared in the Manufacturing and Construction Division under the direction of Judy M.
Dodds, Assistant Division Chief for Census and Related Programs who was responsible for the overall
planning, management, and coordination. Nathaniel Shelton, Chief, Primary Goods Industries Branch,
assisted by Nancy Higgins, Walter Hunter, and Joanna Nguyen, Section Chiefs, and
Raphael Corrado, Tom Flood, Robert Miller, and Robert Rosati, Special Assistants, performed
the planning and implementation. Timothy Althouse, Luis Blanco, Brenda Campbell,
Theresa Crowley, Daphne Kelly, Mai Ngan Le, John Linehan, Madelyn Nieves,
Bridgett Parker-Bell, Dorothy Parsons, Gloria Peebles-Butler, Myss Sykes-Stephens,
Athanasios Theodoropoulos, Denneth Wallace, and Ernest Wilson Jr., provided primary staff
assistance. Mendel D. Gayle, Chief, Census and Related Programs Support Branch, assisted by
Kimberly DePhillip, Section Chief, performed overall coordination of the publication process.
Patrick Duck, Michael Flaherty, Taylor C. Murph, Wanda Sledd, and Veronica White provided
primary staff assistance.
Mathematical and statistical techniques, as well as the coverage operations, were provided by
Paul Hsen, Assistant Division Chief for Research and Methodology Programs, assisted by Stacey Cole,
Chief, Manufacturing Methodology Branch, and Robert Struble, Section Chief. Jeffrey Dalzell and
Cathy Gregor provided primary staff assistance.
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.
Dennis Shoemaker and Kim Wortman, Special Assistants, John D. Ward, Chief, Analytical Branch,
and Brandy L. Yarbrough, Chief, Edit Branch, were responsible for developing the systems and