Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 75847 [E5-7605]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 21, 2005 / Notices TA–W–58,267; G and G Hosiery, Fort Payne, AL. TA–W–58,224; Eaton Hydraulics, Inc., Fluid Power-Hydraulics Div., Jackson, MI. TA–W–58,217; Carolina Mills, Inc., Plant No. 9, Valdese, NC. TA–W–58,238; Eaton Corporation, Automotive-Engine Air Management Operations Division, Saginaw, MI. TA–W–58,255; DRS Signal Solutions West, DRS Technologies, Inc., Morgan Hill, CA. TA–W–58,269; Easthampton Dye Works, Inc., Easthampton, MA. TA–W–58,132; Tibbetts Industries, Inc., Camden, ME. TA–W–58,316; Prewett Mills Distribution Center, Fort Payne, AL. TA–W–58,317; Prewett Hosiery Sales Corporation, Fort Payne, AL. TA–W–58,223; Alsco American Industrial Service, Portland, OR. TA–W–58,193; Goodman Veneer and Lumber, A Subsidiary of Besse Forest Products, Goodman, WI: TA–W–58,361; Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 483, Morrison, TN. The Department has determined that criterion (1) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm are 50 years of age or older. None. The Department as determined that criterion (2) of section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable. TA–W–58,297; Revcor Molded Products, Revcor Companies, Haltom City, TX. erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES The Department has determined that criterion (3) of Section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers’ industry are not adverse. None. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of December 2005. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C– 5311, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons who write to the above address. Dated: December 15, 2005. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–7603 Filed 12–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Dec 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–58,013] Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By application of November 8, 2005 a company official 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) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The denial notice was signed on October 21, 2005 and published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2005 (70 FR 68099). The TAA petition, filed on behalf of workers at Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North Carolina, engaged in production of dyed yarns was denied because criteria 3(A) and 3(B) were not met. The negative determination was based on the findings that job losses at the subject firm were not attributed to the subject firm losing business as a supplier to a firm that shifted production abroad or was affected by increased imports. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information regarding the products manufactured at the subject facility. Upon further investigation on reconsideration, it was revealed that workers of the subject firm produce the spun polyester poly blend dyed yarn; they are separately identifiable from other workers of the subject firm. It was further revealed that employment and sales of the spun polyester poly blend dyed yarn decreased during the relevant time period. The company official provided a list of the subject firm’s customers, and requested an investigation of a secondary impact on the subject firm as an upstream supplier in the textile industry. A review of the new facts has determined that the workers of the subject firm may qualify as eligible for TAA on the basis of a secondary upstream supplier impact. Having conducted an investigation of subject firm workers on the basis of secondary impact, it was revealed that Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North Carolina, supplied spun polyester poly blend dyed yarn that were used in the production of textile fabrics and other textile products, and a loss of business with domestic manufacturers (whose workers were certified eligible to PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75847 apply for adjustment assistance) contributed importantly to the workers separation or threat of separation. 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 workers of Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North Carolina, engaged in production of spun polyester poly blend dyed yarn qualify as adversely affected secondary workers under section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North Carolina, engaged in production of spun polyester poly blend dyed yarn, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after July 30, 2005, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 and All workers of Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 19, 2004, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of December, 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–7605 Filed 12–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 21, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-58,013]


Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, NC; Notice of Revised 
Determination on Reconsideration

    By application of November 8, 2005 a company official 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) and 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The denial notice was 
signed on October 21, 2005 and published in the Federal Register on 
November 9, 2005 (70 FR 68099).
    The TAA petition, filed on behalf of workers at Spectrum Yarns, 
Inc., Kings Mountain, North Carolina, engaged in production of dyed 
yarns was denied because criteria 3(A) and 3(B) were not met. The 
negative determination was based on the findings that job losses at the 
subject firm were not attributed to the subject firm losing business as 
a supplier to a firm that shifted production abroad or was affected by 
increased imports.
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided 
additional information regarding the products manufactured at the 
subject facility. Upon further investigation on reconsideration, it was 
revealed that workers of the subject firm produce the spun polyester 
poly blend dyed yarn; they are separately identifiable from other 
workers of the subject firm. It was further revealed that employment 
and sales of the spun polyester poly blend dyed yarn decreased during 
the relevant time period.
    The company official provided a list of the subject firm's 
customers, and requested an investigation of a secondary impact on the 
subject firm as an upstream supplier in the textile industry. A review 
of the new facts has determined that the workers of the subject firm 
may qualify as eligible for TAA on the basis of a secondary upstream 
supplier impact.
    Having conducted an investigation of subject firm workers on the 
basis of secondary impact, it was revealed that Spectrum Yarns, Inc., 
Kings Mountain, North Carolina, supplied spun polyester poly blend dyed 
yarn that were used in the production of textile fabrics and other 
textile products, and a loss of business with domestic manufacturers 
(whose workers were certified eligible to apply for adjustment 
assistance) contributed importantly to the workers separation or threat 
of separation.
    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 workers of Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North 
Carolina, engaged in production of spun polyester poly blend dyed yarn 
qualify as adversely affected secondary workers under section 222 of 
the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. In accordance with the provisions of 
the Act, I make the following certification:

    All workers of Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North 
Carolina, engaged in production of spun polyester poly blend dyed 
yarn, who became totally or partially separated from employment on 
or after July 30, 2005, through two years from the date of this 
certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under 
section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 and
    All workers of Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, North 
Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment 
on or after September 19, 2004, through two years from the date of 
this certification, are eligible to apply for alternative trade 
adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of December, 2005.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-7605 Filed 12-20-05; 8:45 am]
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