Kokoku Wire Industries, South Bend, IN; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 8638 [E5-687]

Download as PDF 8638 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–55,826] Dendrite International Stroudsburg, PA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application of December 14, 2004, petitioners requested administrative reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to workers of the subject firm. The Department’s negative determination was signed on November 18, 2004. The Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2004 (69 FR 71428). The petitioner asserts that the workers produce an article, licensed pharmaceutical sales software which is sold to third-party customers in a physical medium (CD or flash cards). The Department has carefully reviewed the petitioner’s request for reconsideration and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation based on new information provided by the petitioner and the company official. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 31st day of January 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 05–3354 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–55,898] Glenshaw Glass Company, Glenshaw, PA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application of January 20, 2005, the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union, Locals 134 and 76, requested administrative reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s Notice of VerDate jul<14>2003 19:10 Feb 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to workers of the subject firm. The denial notice was signed on December 1, 2004. The Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2004 (69 FR 76785). The petitioner alleges that foreign competition, including the loss of business to foreign manufacturers, contributed to the closure of the subject facility. The Department carefully reviewed the petitioner’s request for reconsideration and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation based on new information provided by the petitioner and company official. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 1st day of February 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–691 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment And Training Administration [TA–W–55,408] Kokoku Wire Industries, South Bend, IN; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On December 7, 2004, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of the subject firm. The Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2004 (69 FR 76016). The Department initially denied Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to workers of Kokoku Wire Industries, South Bend, Indiana (‘‘Kokoku Wire’’) because the ‘‘contributed importantly’’ and shift of production group eligibility requirements of Section 222(3) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, were not met. The initial investigation revealed that neither the subject company nor its customers increased import purchases of steel wire for automotive control cables during the relevant period and that there was no PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shift of production. The Department also denied Alternate Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) to workers since the workers were not certified eligible for TAA. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner alleged that the subject’s major customers increased import purchases during the relevant time period. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department carefully reviewed the record, requested additional information from the subject company, and conducted another, more extensive customer survey regarding purchases of steel wire for automotive control cables during 2002, 2003, January through August 2003 and January through August 2004. A careful review of the record confirms that the subject company’s inability to secure raw materials was a determining factor for the plant closure in July 2004. Additional information provided by the company official revealed that the subject company had a group of smaller customers who decreased purchases during the investigatory period. A survey of those customers revealed no imports of steel wire for automotive control cables during the relevant period. An investigation for ATAA certification eligibility was not conducted because the workers are not certified for TAA. Conclusion After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Kokoku Wire Industries, South Bend, Indiana. Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of February 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–687 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION [TA-W–55,742] Rock-Tenn Company, Otsego, MI; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On January 25, 2005, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application on Reconsideration applicable to workers E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 8638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-687]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment And Training Administration

[TA-W-55,408]


Kokoku Wire Industries, South Bend, IN; Notice of Negative 
Determination on Reconsideration

    On December 7, 2004, the Department issued an Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers 
and former workers of the subject firm. The Department's Notice of 
determination was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 
2004 (69 FR 76016).
    The Department initially denied Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) 
to workers of Kokoku Wire Industries, South Bend, Indiana (``Kokoku 
Wire'') because the ``contributed importantly'' and shift of production 
group eligibility requirements of Section 222(3) of the Trade Act of 
1974, as amended, were not met. The initial investigation revealed that 
neither the subject company nor its customers increased import 
purchases of steel wire for automotive control cables during the 
relevant period and that there was no shift of production. The 
Department also denied Alternate Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) to 
workers since the workers were not certified eligible for TAA.
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner alleged that the 
subject's major customers increased import purchases during the 
relevant time period.
    During the reconsideration investigation, the Department carefully 
reviewed the record, requested additional information from the subject 
company, and conducted another, more extensive customer survey 
regarding purchases of steel wire for automotive control cables during 
2002, 2003, January through August 2003 and January through August 
2004.
    A careful review of the record confirms that the subject company's 
inability to secure raw materials was a determining factor for the 
plant closure in July 2004.
    Additional information provided by the company official revealed 
that the subject company had a group of smaller customers who decreased 
purchases during the investigatory period. A survey of those customers 
revealed no imports of steel wire for automotive control cables during 
the relevant period.
    An investigation for ATAA certification eligibility was not 
conducted because the workers are not certified for TAA.

Conclusion

    After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative 
determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance 
for workers and former workers of Kokoku Wire Industries, South Bend, 
Indiana.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of February 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-687 Filed 2-18-05; 8:45 am]
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