Sporting and Athletic Goods
2002 Economic Census
Issued December 2004
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. Robert Reinard, Chief, Consumer Goods Industries Branch,
assisted by Suzanne Conard, Susan DiCola, and James Hinckley, and Raphael Corrado,
Tom Flood, Robert Miller, and Robert Rosati, Special Assistants, performed the planning and
implementation. Bill Baldwin, Phillip Brown, Chris Cunningham, Karen Harshbarger, Tom Ickes,
Evelyn Jordan, Cathy Knudsen, Robert Lee, Jennifer Leotta, Michael Perkinson,
LaTanya Steele, Aronda Stovall, Susan Sundermann, Dora Thomas, and Ronanne Vinson,
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
procedures for data collection, editing,