Milliken & Company, Magnolia Finishing Plant Division, Blacksburg, SC; Notice of Termination of Investigation, 12902 [E5-1154]

Download as PDF 12902 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 16, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–56,580] [TA–W–56,498] Milliken & Company, Magnolia Finishing Plant Division, Blacksburg, SC; Notice of Termination of Investigation Marsh Advantage America, Spartanburg, SC; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 4, 2005, in response to a petition filed on behalf of workers of Marsh Advantage America, Spartanburg, South Carolina. The petition regarding the investigation has been deemed invalid. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 8th day of February, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–1140 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 15, 2005, in response to a worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Milliken & Company, Magnolia Finishing Plant Division, Blacksburg, South Carolina. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC this 24th day of February, 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–1154 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA-W–50,588] [TA–W–56,434] Murray Engineering, Inc. Complete Design Service, Flint, MI; Notice of Negative Determination on Remand Metso Minerals Industries, Inc., Keokuk, IA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on January 31, 2005, in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Metso Minerals Industries, Inc., Keokuk, Iowa. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 7th day of February, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–1137 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Mar 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 The United States Court of International Trade (USCIT) remanded to the Department of Labor for further investigation Former Employees of Murray Engineering v. U.S. Secretary of Labor, USCIT 03–00219. The Department concludes that the subject worker group does not qualify for eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits. There was neither a shift of production, nor increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject facility, as required under section 222(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act). The workers also do not qualify as adversely affected secondary workers under section 222(b) of the Trade Act. On January 15, 2003, a petition was filed on behalf of workers of Murray Engineering, Inc., Complete Design Service, Flint, Michigan (‘‘Murray Engineering’’) for TAA. The petition stated that workers design automotive gauges, tools, fixtures, and dies. The Department’s initial negative determination for the former workers of PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Murray Engineering was issued on February 5, 2003. The Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2003 (68 FR 8620). The Department’s determination was based on the finding that workers provided industrial design and engineering services and did not produce an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act. In a letter dated February 19, 2003, the petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination. The petitioner alleged that Murray Engineering produced a ‘‘tangible drawing essential and integral to the making or building of a product’’ and that the Department was misled by the word ‘‘Service’’ in the company’s name. The Department denied the petitioner’s request for reconsideration on March 31, 2003, stating that the engineering drawings, schematics, and electronically generated information prepared by the subject worker group were not considered production within the meaning of the Trade Act. The Department further stated that the fact that the information is generated on paper is irrelevant to worker group eligibility for TAA. The Department’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration was published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2003 (68 FR 18264). By letter of April 30, 2003, the petitioner appealed the Department’s denial of eligibility to apply for TAA to the USCIT, asserting that ‘‘machine drawings (plans) are an article.’’ The petitioner asserted that the subject worker group should be eligible to apply for TAA due to imports of like or directly competitive articles and, alternatively, because they are adversely affected secondary workers. The Department filed a motion requesting that the USCIT remand the case to the Department for further investigation, and the USCIT granted the motion. The Department issued its Notice of Negative Determination on Remand on August 20, 2003. The Notice was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2003 (68 FR 53395). The remand determination stated that the workers did not produce an article and were not eligible for certification as workers producing an article affected either by a shift of production or by imports, or as adversely affected secondary workers. On May 4, 2004, the USCIT remanded the matter to the Department for further investigation, directing the Department to investigate: (1) The nature of the E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-56,580]


Milliken & Company, Magnolia Finishing Plant Division, 
Blacksburg, SC; Notice of Termination of Investigation

    Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an 
investigation was initiated on February 15, 2005, in response to a 
worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at 
Milliken & Company, Magnolia Finishing Plant Division, Blacksburg, 
South Carolina.
    The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. 
Consequently, the investigation has been terminated.

    Signed in Washington, DC this 24th day of February, 2005.
Richard Church,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-1154 Filed 3-15-05; 8:45 am]
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