Magnetic and Optical
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. Kenneth Hansen, Chief, Investment Goods Industries
Branch, assisted by Chris Blackburn, Mike Brown, and Jazmin Rose, Section Chiefs, and
Raphael Corrado, Tom Flood, Robert Miller, and Robert Rosati, Special Assistants, performed
the planning and implementation. Stephanie Angel, Larry Blumberg, Paul Corey, Vance Davis,
Kellie Friedrich, Vera Harris-Bourne, Jennifer Lee, Allison Marin, Keith McKenzie,
Blynda Metcalf, Philippe Morris, Betty Pannell, Deanna Pickerall, Shaquella Rhea, Keeley Voor,
and Tempie Whittington, 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