Lands' End, a Subsidiary of Sears Roebuck and Company, Business Outfitters CAD Operations, Dodgeville, WI; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 46190-46191 [E5-4292]

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E5–4300 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–56,688] Lands’ End, a Subsidiary of Sears Roebuck and Company, Business Outfitters CAD Operations, Dodgeville, WI; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On June 6, 2005, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for VerDate jul<14>2003 15:52 Aug 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice was published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2005 (70 FR 35456). The Department denied Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) to workers of Lands’ End, a Subsidiary of Sears Roebuck and Company, Business Outfitters CAD Operations, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, because the workers’ separations were not due to a shift of production overseas or increased imports of articles, but due to the subject company’s decision to move computer assisted design operations abroad. The subject worker group is engaged in computerizing PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution Date of petition 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/29/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 06/30/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 06/27/2005 06/28/2005 06/23/2005 06/22/2005 06/01/2005 06/24/2005 06/17/2005 06/28/2005 06/22/2005 06/24/2005 06/24/2005 06/24/2005 06/27/2005 06/27/2005 06/27/2005 06/27/2005 06/28/2005 06/23/2005 06/28/2005 06/27/2005 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/28/2005 06/24/2005 06/29/2005 06/15/2005 06/27/2005 06/12/2005 06/27/2005 06/24/2005 06/29/2005 06/23/2005 06/18/2005 06/21/2005 06/20/2005 06/20/2005 07/01/2005 06/26/2005 06/14/2005 06/29/2005 06/30/2005 06/29/2005 07/01/2005 06/30/2005 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 embroidery and logo designs which are utilized by the production division of Lands’ End, also located in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Workers in the Business Outfitters CAD Operations are separately identifiable from those workers who produce embroidered goods (clothing, tote bags, etc.) at Lands’ End, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioners alleged that workers produce an article (digitized embroidery designs), that digitized embroidery design production shifted overseas, and that imports of digitized embroidery design increased. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department contacted the petitioners and Lands’ End officials E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 9, 2005 / Notices to better understand the operations of the subject worker group and to obtain information which will enable the Department to address the petitioners’ allegations. According to the petitioners, the workers use a computer program to convert customers’ logos from a twodimensional form to one which is readable by the embroidery machines at the Dodgeville, Wisconsin facility. Petitioners also allege that foreign companies are digitizing the design work, using a remote file transfer protocol site and the Internet to receive the logos from Lands’ End and to send digitized logos back to Lands’ End. A company official confirmed that the electronic digitizing of embroidery logos shifted overseas and that sample stitching and the production of embroidered goods remain at the Dodgeville, Wisconsin facility. Based on this information, the Department has determined that the subject workers do not produce an article. As such, the second and third allegations, the shift of digitized design production abroad and the increased imports of digitized designs, are rendered moot. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department also inquired into Lands’ End’s reasons for shifting digitization of the designs abroad and was informed that the subject company wanted to utilize the time difference between the countries in order to more quickly satisfy customers’ demands for embroidered goods. By doing so, the subject company can have logos digitized ‘‘overnight’’ and be ready to be used when the American production workers return to work the next day. Conclusion After review of the application and investigative findings, I conclude that there has been no error or misinterpretation of the law or of the facts which would justify reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. Accordingly, the application is denied. Signed in Washington, DC, this 28th day of July 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–4292 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,270] [TA–W–57,504] Menasha Holding Company, Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, Danville, VA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on July 5, 2005, in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Menasha Holding Company, Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, Danville, Virginia. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 18th day of July 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–4301 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] 15:52 Aug 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 TRW Automotive, Occupant Safety Systems Division, El Paso Warehouse, El Paso, TX; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on June 1, 2005, in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at TRW Automotive, Occupant Safety Systems Division, El Paso Warehouse, El Paso, Texas. The company has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 11th day of July 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–4297 Filed 8–8–05; 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–56,946] [TA–W–57,427] Pomeroy Computer Resources, Macon, Georgia; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on June 21, 2005, in response to petition filed on behalf of workers at Pomeroy Computer Resources, Macon, Georgia. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 11th day of July, 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–4299 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate jul<14>2003 46191 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 UITS Support Center, A Division Of NBC Universal, Universal City, CA; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated May 20, 2005, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility for workers and former workers of the subject firm to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). The denial notice applicable to workers of UITS Support Center, a division of NBC Universal, Universal City, California, was signed on April 21, 2005, and published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2005 (70 FR 25859). Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c) reconsideration may be granted under the following circumstances: (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered that the determination complained of was erroneous; (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a mis-interpretation of facts or E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-56,688]


Lands' End, a Subsidiary of Sears Roebuck and Company, Business 
Outfitters CAD Operations, Dodgeville, WI; Notice of Negative 
Determination on Reconsideration

    On June 6, 2005, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination 
Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former 
workers of the subject firm. The notice was published in the Federal 
Register on June 20, 2005 (70 FR 35456).
    The Department denied Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) to workers of Lands' 
End, a Subsidiary of Sears Roebuck and Company, Business Outfitters CAD 
Operations, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, because the workers' separations 
were not due to a shift of production overseas or increased imports of 
articles, but due to the subject company's decision to move computer 
assisted design operations abroad. The subject worker group is engaged 
in computerizing embroidery and logo designs which are utilized by the 
production division of Lands' End, also located in Dodgeville, 
Wisconsin. Workers in the Business Outfitters CAD Operations are 
separately identifiable from those workers who produce embroidered 
goods (clothing, tote bags, etc.) at Lands' End, Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioners alleged that 
workers produce an article (digitized embroidery designs), that 
digitized embroidery design production shifted overseas, and that 
imports of digitized embroidery design increased.
    During the reconsideration investigation, the Department contacted 
the petitioners and Lands' End officials

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to better understand the operations of the subject worker group and to 
obtain information which will enable the Department to address the 
petitioners' allegations.
    According to the petitioners, the workers use a computer program to 
convert customers' logos from a two-dimensional form to one which is 
readable by the embroidery machines at the Dodgeville, Wisconsin 
facility. Petitioners also allege that foreign companies are digitizing 
the design work, using a remote file transfer protocol site and the 
Internet to receive the logos from Lands' End and to send digitized 
logos back to Lands' End. A company official confirmed that the 
electronic digitizing of embroidery logos shifted overseas and that 
sample stitching and the production of embroidered goods remain at the 
Dodgeville, Wisconsin facility.
    Based on this information, the Department has determined that the 
subject workers do not produce an article. As such, the second and 
third allegations, the shift of digitized design production abroad and 
the increased imports of digitized designs, are rendered moot.
    During the reconsideration investigation, the Department also 
inquired into Lands' End's reasons for shifting digitization of the 
designs abroad and was informed that the subject company wanted to 
utilize the time difference between the countries in order to more 
quickly satisfy customers' demands for embroidered goods. By doing so, 
the subject company can have logos digitized ``overnight'' and be ready 
to be used when the American production workers return to work the next 
day.

Conclusion

    After review of the application and investigative findings, I 
conclude that there has been no error or misinterpretation of the law 
or of the facts which would justify reconsideration of the Department 
of Labor's prior decision. Accordingly, the application is denied.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 28th day of July 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-4292 Filed 8-8-05; 8:45 am]
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