Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331500 - Foundries

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 331500 - Foundries.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 331500 - Foundries is part of: NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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NAICS 331500 - Foundries

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 170,180 100.00% $14.44 $16.84 $35,020 1.2 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,660 3.91% $37.39 $43.07 $89,580 1.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 500 0.29% $69.31 $72.33 $150,440 2.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,020 1.19% $44.27 $50.89 $105,840 2.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 0.05% $41.87 $42.51 $88,420 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 330 0.19% $38.46 $39.81 $82,810 2.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 0.06% $30.14 $30.64 $63,730 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 0.08% $35.13 $34.89 $72,580 2.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 470 0.28% $37.43 $41.92 $87,180 3.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 250 0.15% $30.93 $31.61 $65,740 1.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,700 1.00% $30.83 $33.54 $69,760 1.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 220 0.13% $29.27 $30.19 $62,790 2.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 0.04% $28.61 $30.36 $63,160 4.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 480 0.28% $39.90 $40.89 $85,040 1.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,170 1.28% $23.29 $25.01 $52,020 1.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 500 0.29% $21.10 $22.66 $47,120 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (6) (6) $14.02 $17.80 $37,010 6.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 0.14% $21.98 $22.77 $47,360 2.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 0.05% $19.07 $21.58 $44,890 2.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 0.04% $20.65 $22.46 $46,710 3.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 0.07% $23.47 $23.89 $49,680 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 620 0.36% $25.71 $27.42 $57,030 1.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 490 0.29% $24.42 $24.87 $51,730 1.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 0.06% $24.90 $25.41 $52,850 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 0.03% $27.20 $28.77 $59,850 5.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 0.05% $17.46 $18.15 $37,740 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 0.04% $26.76 $27.89 $58,020 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 0.07% $25.96 $26.21 $54,510 2.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,720 2.77% $24.35 $25.21 $52,430 1.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 0.06% $28.51 $30.60 $63,640 3.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 0.04% $25.70 $29.09 $60,500 6.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 110 0.06% $24.53 $24.90 $51,790 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,180 0.69% $26.90 $27.59 $57,390 1.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 590 0.35% $29.14 $29.98 $62,360 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 730 0.43% $27.09 $28.15 $58,540 1.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 0.02% $19.82 $21.22 $44,150 6.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 230 0.14% $17.84 $18.74 $38,970 2.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 30 0.02% $18.87 $19.32 $40,200 3.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 510 0.30% $16.76 $17.63 $36,670 2.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 190 0.11% $18.50 $18.94 $39,390 2.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 280 0.16% $21.61 $22.73 $47,280 2.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 0.02% $24.70 $25.61 $53,270 7.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 0.02% $25.19 $27.16 $56,500 4.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 0.05% $17.10 $17.23 $35,850 3.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 80 0.05% $18.18 $19.81 $41,210 9.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 140 0.08% $21.57 $22.17 $46,110 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 50 0.03% $21.58 $21.84 $45,440 2.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 80 0.05% $21.21 $21.97 $45,700 2.8 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 280 0.16% $11.11 $12.31 $25,610 4.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 250 0.15% $10.84 $11.60 $24,120 3.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,370 0.81% $11.54 $13.23 $27,520 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,260 0.74% $11.46 $13.16 $27,360 5.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.03% $13.14 $12.91 $26,850 4.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,350 0.79% $25.56 $27.53 $57,260 1.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 0.05% $32.32 $35.15 $73,110 6.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 0.08% $30.01 $32.18 $66,930 6.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 830 0.49% $23.32 $25.67 $53,390 2.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 200 0.12% $31.49 $32.73 $68,070 2.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,790 5.75% $13.83 $14.85 $30,890 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 560 0.33% $21.19 $23.04 $47,930 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 0.08% $11.73 $11.64 $24,200 1.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 380 0.22% $13.25 $13.48 $28,030 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,160 0.68% $13.95 $14.51 $30,170 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 440 0.26% $14.39 $14.75 $30,670 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 0.05% $12.76 $13.42 $27,910 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 520 0.31% $16.11 $17.05 $35,470 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.04% $12.16 $13.37 $27,820 9.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 0.12% $13.39 $14.52 $30,200 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 300 0.18% $14.57 $15.34 $31,910 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 210 0.12% $10.66 $10.80 $22,470 1.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 880 0.52% $16.76 $17.56 $36,520 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,540 0.90% $13.40 $13.82 $28,740 0.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 780 0.46% $13.52 $14.25 $29,650 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 230 0.14% $12.71 $13.20 $27,450 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 500 0.29% $16.37 $17.15 $35,660 1.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 470 0.28% $11.84 $11.81 $24,570 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 0.02% $14.58 $14.90 $30,990 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 0.04% $11.22 $11.66 $24,250 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,020 0.60% $11.51 $11.93 $24,820 1.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,440 2.02% $20.01 $21.00 $43,680 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 0.08% $25.81 $26.44 $54,990 7.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 0.03% $22.61 $22.61 $47,030 7.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 80 0.05% $17.22 $19.57 $40,710 8.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,900 1.12% $21.14 $22.47 $46,730 3.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 0.05% $16.30 $17.42 $36,230 5.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 0.18% $25.86 $24.85 $51,690 3.0 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) (6) $14.63 $15.93 $33,130 2.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 0.09% $17.20 $18.49 $38,470 7.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12,570 7.39% $18.65 $19.53 $40,620 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,100 0.65% $25.94 $26.44 $55,000 1.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 0.02% $18.86 $19.49 $40,550 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 80 0.05% $17.81 $18.27 $38,000 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 0.05% $23.84 $22.94 $47,720 3.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 0.03% $18.20 $18.47 $38,420 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,090 0.64% $18.94 $19.69 $40,950 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 6,700 3.94% $18.02 $18.81 $39,130 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,330 0.78% $16.42 $17.00 $35,360 1.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 1,230 0.72% $20.33 $21.07 $43,830 3.7 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 220 0.13% $18.71 $18.88 $39,260 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 340 0.20% $14.21 $14.21 $29,550 2.4 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 116,100 68.22% $13.47 $14.64 $30,450 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 7,550 4.44% $21.15 $22.18 $46,120 0.9 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 80 0.05% $12.43 $12.84 $26,710 5.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 30 0.02% $14.81 $13.33 $27,720 8.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 0.04% $13.15 $12.92 $26,880 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,560 1.50% $11.80 $12.19 $25,360 1.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 4,050 2.38% $13.58 $14.28 $29,700 1.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 220 0.13% $16.77 $17.37 $36,130 2.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 930 0.55% $13.01 $13.15 $27,360 2.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 950 0.56% $13.82 $14.02 $29,160 4.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 0.08% $13.61 $14.52 $30,200 4.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,910 2.89% $11.90 $12.14 $25,250 1.7 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,650 0.97% $13.81 $13.92 $28,960 2.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 10,600 6.23% $12.28 $12.73 $26,480 1.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,260 0.74% $13.46 $13.97 $29,060 1.8 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 660 0.39% $13.43 $14.00 $29,120 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 3,010 1.77% $15.62 $16.16 $33,610 2.2 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 4,010 2.36% $13.68 $14.43 $30,020 1.3 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 7,420 4.36% $13.09 $13.53 $28,150 0.9 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 300 0.18% $16.86 $17.58 $36,560 2.6 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 1,680 0.99% $16.95 $18.08 $37,600 3.3 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 12,620 7.42% $12.88 $13.97 $29,050 2.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 12,890 7.57% $13.87 $14.70 $30,570 1.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,440 0.85% $12.45 $13.07 $27,190 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 2,590 1.52% $18.33 $19.31 $40,160 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,370 1.39% $14.27 $15.69 $32,640 3.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) (6) $15.95 $19.68 $40,930 14.6 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,030 0.61% $13.41 $13.85 $28,810 1.4 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 470 0.28% $17.03 $18.15 $37,740 4.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 0.19% $13.54 $13.92 $28,960 2.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 2,320 1.36% $12.89 $14.24 $29,620 5.0 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 260 0.15% $15.22 $16.04 $33,360 3.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 0.11% $14.29 $14.54 $30,240 2.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 680 0.40% $11.89 $12.16 $25,290 1.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 4,530 2.66% $11.42 $11.99 $24,940 2.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 0.12% $12.84 $14.62 $30,410 6.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 100 0.06% $10.86 $11.34 $23,590 3.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) (6) $11.51 $12.41 $25,800 4.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 620 0.36% $15.00 $17.50 $36,400 9.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 7,460 4.38% $13.60 $14.54 $30,250 1.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 0.08% $10.92 $11.67 $24,270 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,000 0.59% $12.43 $12.57 $26,150 2.3 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 160 0.09% $11.12 $11.14 $23,180 3.3 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 600 0.35% $12.75 $13.38 $27,830 3.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 4,560 2.68% $10.57 $11.20 $23,300 2.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,700 6.29% $13.46 $14.86 $30,910 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 0.13% $21.23 $20.84 $43,350 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 0.05% $20.12 $21.89 $45,540 3.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 420 0.25% $15.45 $16.01 $33,300 2.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 290 0.17% $12.21 $12.60 $26,210 2.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 0.06% $14.32 $13.96 $29,030 4.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 940 0.55% $14.50 $15.96 $33,190 3.9 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 110 0.06% $23.32 $19.75 $41,080 8.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,740 1.61% $13.57 $14.83 $30,860 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 0.12% $21.92 $19.26 $40,060 8.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,130 2.43% $13.25 $14.68 $30,530 6.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 610 0.36% $11.45 $11.73 $24,400 1.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 690 0.41% $11.87 $11.81 $24,570 1.7 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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