Plumbing, Heating, and
1997 Economic Census
Issued July 1999
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Many persons participated in the various
activities of the 1997 Economic Census for
the Construction sector. The Economic
Census Staff of the Economic Planning and
Coordination Division did the overall plan-
ning and review of the census operations.
Manufacturing and Construction Division
prepared this report. Judy M. Dodds,
Assistant Chief for Census and Related
Programs, was responsible for the overall
planning, management, and coordination.
Patricia L. Horning, Chief, Construction
and Minerals Branch, assisted by Susan L.
Hostetter, Section Chief, performed the
planning and implementation. Carla M.
Bailey, Michael A. Blake, Tamara A.
Cole, Nina S. Heggs, Donald G.
Powers, Linda M. Taylor, and Robert A.
Wright provided primary staff assistance.
Brian Greenberg, Assistant Chief for
Research and Methodology Programs,
assisted by Stacey Cole, Chief of Manu-
facturing Programs Methodology Branch,
provided the mathematical and statistical
techniques as well as the coverage opera-
tions. Cathy Ritenour and Robert
Struble provided primary staff assistance.
Mendel D. Gayle, Chief, Forms, Publica-
tions, and Customer Services Branch,
assisted by Julius Smith Jr., and Baruti
Taylor, Section Chiefs, performed overall
coordination of the publication process.
Kim Credito, Patrick Duck, Wanda L.W.
Sledd, and Veronica White provided
primary staff assistance.
The Economic Planning and Coordination
Division, Lawrence A. Blum, Assistant
Chief for Collection Activities, was respon-
sible for developing the systems and
procedures for mailout, receipt, correspon-
dence, data input, industry classification,
clerical processing, administrative-record
processing, and quality control.
The staff of the National Processing Center,
Judith N. Petty, Chief, performed mailout
preparation and receipt operations, clerical