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FORGING WORKS — drop or machine — including trimming or grinding, heat treating and die making operations

This classification applies to the heating and shaping of metal using compressive forces. This classification includes incidental processing operations, including but not limited to heat treating and trimming and grinding to remove excess metal. This classification also includes the manufacture of tool parts or dies that are used in the employer's operations.

The manufacture of hand-forged iron, brass, bronze or steel products shall be classified as 3110(3), Blacksmithing.

The casting of iron shall be classified as 3081, Foundries — iron.

The casting of steel shall be classified as 3082, Foundries — steel castings.

The casting of nonferrous metal shall be classified as 3085, Foundries — nonferrous.

The machining of forged parts to produce finished parts or products, including but not limited to connectors, fittings, valves, couplings, connecting rods, cylinders, engine mounts, pliers, hammers, sledges, wrenches and sockets shall be separately classified.

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Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
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FORGING WORKS — drop or machine — including trimming or grinding, heat treating and die making operations1/1/2016
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