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WAREHOUSES — cotton — including cotton compressing.


This classification applies to the storage of cotton for other concerns on a fee basis and includes incidental cotton compressing.

This classification does not apply to cotton gin operations; all operations, including the storage, compressing, sale and distribution of cotton in connection with cotton gin operations shall be classified as 0401, Cotton Gin Operation.

The purchase and sale of cotton, including cotton compressing, shall be classified as 0400(1), Cotton Merchants.

Cotton batting manufacturing shall be classified as 2211(1), Cotton Batting, Wadding or Waste Mfg.

The cultivation and harvesting of cotton shall be separately classified as 0044, Cotton Farms.

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WAREHOUSES — cotton — including cotton compressing

Classification 0400(2) shall not be used for division of payroll in connection with Classification 0401, Cotton Gin Operation, unless the operation described by Classification 0400(2) constitutes a separate and distinct enterprise having no connection with the operations covered by Classification 0401.

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