Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 3257

Wire Goods Manufacturing NOC

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 3257 is used for employees that work in a facility that manufactures wire goods, not otherwise classified. This may include such products as light gauge poultry fencing, wire springs, heavier gauge cattle fencing, chain link fencing, wire conveyor belts, filter screens, wire cages, trays, soap dishes, and coat hangers. It also includes the manufacture of chains formed or welded from wire, lamp shade frames, welding rods, and wire fencing. Equipment that is commonly found in these operations and that may be used by employees is soldering and welding equipment, punch presses, automatic weaving and spiral machines, and other traditional machine shop equipment.

Wire drawing operations would be excluded from this classification, as would the manufacture of bed springs or wire mattresses, insulated electrical cables, loom harnesses or reeds, wire cloth, and wire rope made from iron or steel.

Florida Rates for Class Code 3257

2014 Rate: $3.49
2013 Rate: $3.87

Each workers' compensation class code in Florida has a unique rate assigned to it based on the likelihood of workplace injuries for the group of employees throughout the state that are assigned to that class code. Click this link for more information about the ratemaking process. The rates used in Florida workers comp insurance were increased in 2014 by an average of 6.1% by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

For class code 3257, this rate change resulted in a 10.9% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 3.49 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 60.2% below the 2003 rate of 9.72 dollars.

Despite the manual rates being set by the Florida government for workers comp class codes, there are still ways that employers can lower their overall workers compensation costs and total premium. Our insurance agents would like the opportunity to discuss these premium discounts and other cost savings measures with your business. Contact us today to receive competitive quotes for your business.

Other Related Class Codes

  • 3300 for bed spring or wire mattress manufacturing
  • 4470 for cable manufacturing – insulated electrical
  • 3516 for loom harness or reed manufacturing
  • 3255 for wire cloth manufacturing
  • 3241 for wire drawing – iron or steel
  • 1924 for wire drawing or cable manufacturing – not iron or steel
  • 3240 for wire rope manufacturing – iron or steel

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