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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 28, 2005 / Notices that Gateway was already using in Europe and Gateway had hopes that its domestic Stores would also be profitable. (Supp. AR 105) Like other companies facing strained economic conditions, Gateway undertook a large-scale business plan to change its direction. Information obtained from Gateway show that the business plan started several years before the investigatory period (July 2003 through July 2004), that the change of revenue sources was part of its dynamic business revolution, and that the Store closures were but one form of corporate cost-reduction, as was the independent decision to shift some manufacturing to foreign countries. The Stores were closed because they were unprofitable. (Supp. AR 3, 100, 101, 105, 106) Further, those functions which took place in the Stores were revised over several years and shifted to other domestic venues. For example, sales and customer service are handled via telephone (Supp. AR 1) and the Internet (Supp. AR 3); Gateway products are sold and serviced in national retail outlets. (Supp. AR 3, 101) Conclusion As the result of the findings of the investigation on remand, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Gateway Country Stores, LLC, Whitehall Mall, Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Signed at Washington, DC this 17th day of June 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3352 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,086] Makita Corporation of America Buford, GA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on May 2, 2005 in response to a worker petition filed by company official on behalf of workers at Makita Corporation of America, Buford, Georgia. The petitioning group of workers is covered by an active certification, (TA– W–57,071) which expires on May 17, 2007. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 9th day of June, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3358 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [TA–W–56,869] Employment And Training Administration National Textiles, Textiles Division, Hodges, SC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration [TA–W–57,080] Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., Hillsgrove Division, Warwick, RI; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on April 29, 2005, in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., Hillsgrove Division, Warwick, Rhode Island (TA–W–57,080). The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, further investigation in this case would 16:46 Jun 27, 2005 Signed in Washington, DC this 10th day of June, 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3357 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VerDate jul<14>2003 serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Jkt 205001 By application of May 26, 2005, a company official requested administrative reconsideration regarding the Department’s Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject firm. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination issued on May 5, 2005, based on the finding that imports of fleece and jersey fabric did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject plant and that PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37115 there was no shift to a foreign country. The denial notice will soon be published in the Federal Register. To support the request for reconsideration, the company official supplied additional information to supplement that which was gathered during the initial investigation. Upon further review, it was revealed that the company shifted production of fleece and jersey fabric to El Salvador during the relevant period and that this shift contributed importantly to layoffs at the subject firm. In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that there was a shift in production from the workers’ firm or subdivision to El Salvador of articles that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the subject firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ‘‘All workers of National Textiles, Textiles Division, Hodges, South Carolina who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 21, 2004 through two years from the date of certification are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of June 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-56,869]


National Textiles, Textiles Division, Hodges, SC; Notice of 
Revised Determination on Reconsideration

    By application of May 26, 2005, a company official requested 
administrative reconsideration regarding the Department's Negative 
Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment 
Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject firm.
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
issued on May 5, 2005, based on the finding that imports of fleece and 
jersey fabric did not contribute importantly to worker separations at 
the subject plant and that there was no shift to a foreign country. The 
denial notice will soon be published in the Federal Register.
    To support the request for reconsideration, the company official 
supplied additional information to supplement that which was gathered 
during the initial investigation. Upon further review, it was revealed 
that the company shifted production of fleece and jersey fabric to El 
Salvador during the relevant period and that this shift contributed 
importantly to layoffs at the subject firm.
    In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 
2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results 
of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers.
    In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility 
to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of 
the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case 
that the requirements of Section 246 have been met.
    A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and 
possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions 
within the industry are adverse.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I 
determine that there was a shift in production from the workers' firm 
or subdivision to El Salvador of articles that are like or directly 
competitive with those produced by the subject firm or subdivision. In 
accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following 
certification:

    ``All workers of National Textiles, Textiles Division, Hodges, 
South Carolina who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after March 21, 2004 through two years from the 
date of certification are eligible to apply for adjustment 
assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are 
eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under 
Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.''

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of June 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-3354 Filed 6-27-05; 8:45 am]
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