Class Code Information


Building Material Dealer – No Second-Hand Material & Local Managers, Drivers

Applicable only to risks dealing in two or more of the groups of materials listed below; however, it shall not be applicable to a risk if its sale of any one of such group of materials exceeds 80% of its total sales:

• Coal, fuel oil, wood or ice
• Building materials including lumber
• Hay, grain, feed or seed
• Agricultural implements or farm machinery

Includes preserving operations.  Code 8232 and 2702 “Logging or Lumbering & Drivers” shall not be assigned to the same risk unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses.


Code 8232 applies to employers engaged in selling lumber and/or building materials on a wholesale or retail basis.  Building materials may include, but are not limited to, roofing, siding, shingles, wallboard, paint, brick, tile, cement, ready-mix concrete, sand or gravel.  Lumber products may include, but are not limited to, rough and dressed:  lumber, flooring, molding, doors, sashes, frames or other types of millwork.

Assignment by Analogy

• Concrete Redi-mix in transit
• Wood preserving operations

Operations to be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing operations.  Assign the appropriate manufacturing classification.

  2. Erection or construction operations.  Assign the appropriate contracting classification.

  3. Retail store operations physically separated and staffed on the premises of a building material dealer.  Assign the appropriate retail store classification.

  4. Second hand materials.  Refer to Code 8263 “Junk Dealer & Drivers.”

Industry Group

Stores and Dealers