Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 19898-19901 [E6-5768]

Download as PDF 19898 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 18, 2006 / Notices APPENDIX.—TAA PETITIONS INSTITUTED BETWEEN 4/3/06 AND 4/7/06—Continued TA–W 59166 59167 59168 59169 59170 59171 59172 59173 59174 59175 Location Guidecraft-Kaplan Mfg. (State) ................................................ Tredegar Film Products (GCU) ................................................ Joan Fabrics Corporation (Comp) ........................................... Moore Wallace, Inc. () .............................................................. Harris Thomas Drop Forge () .................................................. Starkey Labs—Microtech & Qualitone () ................................. Tri Palm International () ........................................................... Russell Corporation () .............................................................. Ethox International, Inc. () ........................................................ 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E6–5762 Filed 4–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,138] Infinity Resources, Inc., Erie, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on April 3, 2006, in response to a worker petition filed by the subject firm on behalf of workers at Infinity Resources, Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania. The investigation revealed that the subject worker group is already covered by an existing certification (TA–W– 58,974, certified March 21, 2006). Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of April 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–5760 Filed 4–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–58,405] hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES NSK Corporation; Ann Arbor, MI; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On February 1, 2006, the Department issued a Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance for the workers and former workers of NSK Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Department’s VerDate Aug<31>2005 Date of institution Subject firm (petitioners) 15:03 Apr 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2006 (71 FR 9161). The initial negative determination was based on the findings that the subject firm did not import ball bearings or shift ball bearing production overseas during the relevant period. The Department conducted a survey of the subject company’s major customers regarding their purchases of ball bearings. The survey revealed no increases of ball bearing imports while reducing purchases from the subject firm. The investigation also revealed that the subject firm had scheduled a shift of production from the subject facility to another domestic production facility. By application dated March 21, 2006, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) requested administrative reconsideration by the Department. In the request for reconsideration, the UAW alleged that the subject firm had shifted production from NSK Corporation, Clarinda, Iowa to several overseas production facilities and that this shift of production had contributed significantly to worker separations at the subject facility. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department contacted a subject firm official who stated that the subject firm shifted bearing production overseas and that the foreign-produced bearings were returning to the United States. The official also stated that due to excess domestic production capacity, the subject facility was closing. Worker separations began October 2005 and will continue through 2007. The subject facility will be completely closed in 2007. The investigation also revealed that all criteria have been met in regard to Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). A significant number or proportion of the worker group are age fifty years or over and PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 04/06/06 04/06/06 04/06/06 04/07/06 04/07/06 04/07/06 04/07/06 04/07/06 04/07/06 04/07/06 Date of petition 04/05/06 04/05/06 04/05/06 03/30/06 04/07/06 04/06/06 04/07/06 04/06/06 04/06/06 04/06/06 workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of bearings like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject facility contributed importantly to worker separations at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ‘‘All workers of NSK Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 18, 2004, 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 are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ Signed in Washington, DC, this 11th day of April 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–5765 Filed 4–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the periods of April 2006. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 18, 2006 / Notices In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for directly-impacted (primary) worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met. I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign county of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance as an adversely affected secondary group to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met. (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Apr 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) Either— (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or (B) A loss or business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued; the date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of (a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of Section 222 have been met, and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–58,900; Plews and Edelmann, Division of Tomkins Industries, Inc., Dixon, IL: February 18, 2005 TA–W–58,938; Crenshaw Die and Mfg. Corporation, Irvine, CA: February 28, 2005 TA–W–58,952; Bartlett Corporation, Division of Trim Masters, Inc., Muncie, IN: March 2, 2005 TA–W–59,044; Spencer’s, Inc., Mt. Airy, NC: October 1, 2005 TA–W–59,052; Array Hartland, Hartland, WI: March 7, 2005 TA–W–59,079; Warren Industries, Subsidiary of Mega Bloks, On-Site Leased Wkrs of Pro Resources and Adecco, Lafayette, IN: March 22, 2005 TA–W–59,084; Lady Ester Lingerie Corp., New York, NY: March 24, 2005 TA–W–59,090; Culp, Inc., Culp Weaving Plant, Graham, NC: March 27, 2005 TA–W–58,681; Atlas Spring Manufacturing Corp., On-Site Leased Wkrs of Cal-Staffing Select Personnel, Gardena, CA: January 10, 2005 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19899 TA–W–58,927; Magna Art Industries, Cape Girardeau, MO: February 20, 2005 TA–W–58,961; TDK Ferrites Corporation, Loaf Grinding and Loaf Pressing Department, Shawnee, OK: March 2, 2005 TA–W–58,992; Georgia Pacific Corp., Industrial Wood Productions Division, Gaylord, MI: March 9, 2005 TA–W–59,027; Kappler, Inc., Guntersville, AL: February 26, 2005 TA–W–59,030; Amital Spinning Corp., New Bern, NC: July 31, 2005 TA–W–59,075; Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., Fox Lake, WI: March 22, 2005 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of (a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of Section 222 and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–58,755; Freightliner, LLC, A Subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler Corp., Portland, OR: January 30, 2005 TA–W–58,874; Hart and Cooley, H&C— Milcor, Lima, OH: February 20, 2005 TA–W–58,983; Hersey Meters, Register Department, Leased Wkrs of Ablest Staffing, Cleveland, NC: March 8, 2005 TA–W–59,065; Paris Accessories, Inc., Walnutport, PA: March 21, 2005 TA–W–59,076; Technicolor Universal Media Services LLC of America, Including On-Site Leased Wkrs of Westaff, Pinckneyville, IL: March 22, 2005 TA–W–59,117; Point Technologies, A Subsidiary of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Gibbon, MN: March 23, 2005 TA–W–58,798; Haworth Press, Inc. (The), Journal Division, West Hazleton, PA: February 6, 2005 TA–W–58,610; Copeland Corporation, Refrigeration Division, On-Site Leased Wkrs of Personal Services Unlimited, Shelby, NC: January 11, 2005 TA–W–58,905; Xycom Automatic, LLC, Saline, MI: February 16, 2005 TA–W–59,108; Dresser Rand, Steam Turbine Business Unit, Millbury, MA: March 28, 2005 The following certification has been issued. The requirement of supplier to a trade certified firm and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–58,908; Rhode Island Textile Co., South Carolina Elastics Division, Landrum, SC: February 7, 2005 TA–W–58,912; Boeing Company (The), Melbourne, AR: February 24, 2005 The following certification has been issued. The requirement of downstream E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 19900 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 18, 2006 / Notices producer to a trade certified firm and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified. The investigation revealed that criterion (a)(2)(A)(I.A) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A) (no employment decline) has not been met. None The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–58,864; DSM Pharma Chemicals North America, Inc., South Haven, MI. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–58,739; American Sunroof Co., aka ASC Lansing, Lansing, MI. TA–W–58,929; Milprint, Inc., A Division of Bemis Company, Denmark, WI. TA–W–58,932; Craft-Co Enterprises, Inc., Morton, MS. TA–W–58,937; Rexam, Inc., d//b/a Precise Technology, North Versailles, PA. TA–W–59,003; Wonder Color Corporation, Inc., Vermillion, OH. TA–W–59,053; Healthcard and Hospitality Products, Sebastian Furniture Co. Division, Barling, AR. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (Increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.C) (has shifted production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–58,561; Lustrik Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. TA–W–58,832; Honeywell Electronic Materials, A Subsidiary of Honeywell International, Electronic Materials Division, Spokane Valley, WA. TA–W–59,016; Harve Benard, LTD, Pattern Department, Clifton, NJ. The workers firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–58,920; Rutgers Organics Corporation, State College, PA. TA–W–58,935; WSW Company of Sharon, Inc., Subsidiary of Wormser Co., Sharon, TN. TA–W–58,988; Orlandi Valuta, A Subdivision of First Data Corp., Cerritos, CA. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Apr 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 TA–W–59,037; Delta Airlines, Technical Operations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA. TA–W–59,045; Newstech NY, Newton Falls, NY. TA–W–59,060; Lollytogs Ltd., Greensboro, NC. TA–W–59,063; McLeod USA Telecommunications Services, Inc., A Subsidiary of McLeodusa, Inc., Springfield, MO. TA–W–59,071; Ucar Carbon Company, Inc., Graftech International Ltd. Co., Corporate Headquarters, Wilmington, DE. The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. The workers firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier or downstream producer to trade-affected companies. TA–W–59,059; Flex-N-Gate Oklahoma, Ada, OK. Affirmative Determinations for Alternative Trade Ajdustment Assistance In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. The following certifications have been issued; the date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determinations. In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(ii) have been met. I. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. II. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. III. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(ii) have not been met for the reasons specified. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Since the workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. TA–W–58,864; DSM Pharma Chemicals North America, Inc., South Haven, MI. TA–W–58,739; American Sunroof Co., aka ASC Lansing, Lansing, MI. TA–W–58,929; Milprint, Inc., A Division of Bemis Company, Denmark, WI. TA–W–58,932; Craft-Co Enterprises, Inc., Morton, MS. TA–W–58,937; Rexam, Inc., d//b/a Precise Technology, North Versailles, PA. TA–W–59,003; Wonder Color Corporation, Inc., Vermillion, OH. TA–W–59,053; Healthcard and Hospitality Products, Sebastian Furniture Co. Division, Barling, AR. TA–W–58,561; Lustrik Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. TA–W–58,832; Honeywell Electronic Materials, A Subsidiary of Honeywell International, Electronic Materials Division, Spokane Valley, WA. TA–W–59,016; Harve Benard, LTD, Pattern Department, Clifton, NJ. TA–W–58,920; Rutgers Organics Corporation, State College, PA. TA–W–58,935; WSW Company of Sharon, Inc., Subsidiary of Wormser Co., Sharon, TN. TA–W–58,988; Orlandi Valuta, A Subdivision of First Data Corp., Cerritos, CA. TA–W–59,037; Delta Airlines, Technical Operations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA. TA–W–59,045; Newstech NY, Newton Falls, NY. TA–W–59,060; Lollytogs Ltd., Greensboro, NC. TA–W–59,063; McLeod USA Telecommunications Services, Inc., A Subsidiary of McLeodusa, Inc., Springfield, MO. TA–W–59,071; Ucar Carbon Company, Inc., Graftech International Ltd Co., Corporate Headquarters, Wilmington, DE. TA–W–59,059; Flex-N-Gate Oklahoma, Ada, OK. 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. TA–W–59,117; Point Technologies, A Subsidiary of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Gibbon, MN. The Department has determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable. TA–W–58,681; Atlas Spring Manufacturing Corp., On-Site E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 18, 2006 / Notices Leased Workers of Cal-Staffing Select Personnel, Gardena, CA. 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 April 2006. 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: April 11, 2006. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–5768 Filed 4–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–56,198] hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Specialty Electronics, Inc., Currently Known as Delphi Connection SystemsSpecialty Electronics Landrum, SC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on January 14, 2005, applicable to workers of Specialty Electronics, Inc., Landrum, South Carolina. The notice was published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2005 (70 FR 6460). At the request of the company, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in the production of electrical connectors. New information provided by the company shows that in November 2001, Delphi Connection Systems purchased Specialty Electronics, Inc. and is currently known as Delphi Connection Systems-Specialty Electronics, Inc. Some workers separated from employment at the subject firm had their wages reported under a separate VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Apr 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 unemployment insurance (UI) tax accounts for Delphi Connection Systems. Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to properly reflect this matter. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Delphi Connection Systems-Specialty Electronics, Inc., Landrum, South Carolina who were adversely affected by a shift in production of electrical connectors to Mexico and Singapore. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–56,198 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of Specialty Electronics, Inc., currently known as Delphi Connection Systems-Specialty Electronics, Inc., Landrum, South Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after December 10, 2003, through January 14, 2007, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of April 2006. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–5763 Filed 4–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,100] Thomasville Furniture; Plant #5; Conover, NC; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on March 29, 2006 in response to a worker petition filed on behalf of workers at Thomasville Furniture, Plant #5, Conover, North Carolina. The Department issued a negative determination (TA–W–58,770) applicable to the petitioning group of workers on March 10, 2006. No new information or change in circumstances is evident which would result in a reversal of the Department’s previous determination. Consequently, further investigation would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19901 Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of April 2006. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–5772 Filed 4–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–58,623L; TA–W–58,623BB] WestPoint Home, Inc.; Formerly WestPoint Stevens, Inc.; Sales and Marketing Office; New York, NY; Including an Employee of WestPoint Home, Inc., Formerly WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Sales and Marketing Office; New York, NY; Located in Charlotte, NC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on February 21, 2006, applicable to workers of WestPoint Home, Inc., formerly WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Sales and Marketing Office, New York, New York. The notice was published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2006 (71 FR 14549). At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. New information shows that a worker separation occurred involving an employee of the Sales and Marketing Office, New York, New York of WestPoint Home, Inc., formerly WestPoint Stevens, Inc. located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Jodie Ayers provided support services for the manufacture of comforters, sheets, pillowcases, towels and blankets produced by WestPoint Home, Inc., formerly WestPoint Stevens, Inc. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include an employee of the Sales and Marketing Office, New York, New York facility of WestPoint Home, Inc., formerly WestPoint Stevens, Inc. located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of WestPoint Home, Inc., formerly E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for 
Worker Adjustment Assistance

    In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended, (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents 
summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade 
adjustment assistance for workers (TA-W) number and alternative trade 
adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA-W) number issued during the periods 
of April 2006.

[[Page 19899]]

    In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a 
certification of eligibility to apply for directly-impacted (primary) 
worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group 
eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met.
    I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied:
    A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become 
totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or 
partially separated;
    B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision 
have decreased absolutely; and
    C. increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with 
articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed 
importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to 
the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or
    II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied:
    A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become 
totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or 
partially separated;
    B. There has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or 
subdivision to a foreign county of articles like or directly 
competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or 
subdivision; and
    C. One of the following must be satisfied:
    1. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of 
the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United 
States;
    2. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of 
the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference 
Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin 
Economic Recovery Act; or
    3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of 
articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are 
or were produced by such firm or subdivision.
    Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made and a 
certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance 
as an adversely affected secondary group to be issued, each of the 
group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be 
met.
    (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' 
firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or 
partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially 
separated;
    (2) The workers' firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream 
producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers 
who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade 
adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related 
to the article that was the basis for such certification; and
    (3) Either--
    (A) The workers' firm is a supplier and the component parts it 
supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) 
accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the 
workers' firm; or
    (B) A loss or business by the workers' firm with the firm (or 
subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the 
workers' separation or threat of separation.

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    The following certifications have been issued; the date following 
the company name and location of each determination references the 
impact date for all workers of such determination.
    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of Section 222 have been met, and Section 
246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-58,900; Plews and Edelmann, Division of Tomkins Industries, Inc., 
Dixon, IL: February 18, 2005
TA-W-58,938; Crenshaw Die and Mfg. Corporation, Irvine, CA: February 
28, 2005
TA-W-58,952; Bartlett Corporation, Division of Trim Masters, Inc., 
Muncie, IN: March 2, 2005
TA-W-59,044; Spencer's, Inc., Mt. Airy, NC: October 1, 2005
TA-W-59,052; Array Hartland, Hartland, WI: March 7, 2005
TA-W-59,079; Warren Industries, Subsidiary of Mega Bloks, On-Site 
Leased Wkrs of Pro Resources and Adecco, Lafayette, IN: March 22, 2005
TA-W-59,084; Lady Ester Lingerie Corp., New York, NY: March 24, 2005
TA-W-59,090; Culp, Inc., Culp Weaving Plant, Graham, NC: March 27, 2005
TA-W-58,681; Atlas Spring Manufacturing Corp., On-Site Leased Wkrs of 
Cal-Staffing Select Personnel, Gardena, CA: January 10, 2005
TA-W-58,927; Magna Art Industries, Cape Girardeau, MO: February 20, 
2005
TA-W-58,961; TDK Ferrites Corporation, Loaf Grinding and Loaf Pressing 
Department, Shawnee, OK: March 2, 2005
TA-W-58,992; Georgia Pacific Corp., Industrial Wood Productions 
Division, Gaylord, MI: March 9, 2005
TA-W-59,027; Kappler, Inc., Guntersville, AL: February 26, 2005
TA-W-59,030; Amital Spinning Corp., New Bern, NC: July 31, 2005
TA-W-59,075; Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., Fox Lake, WI: March 22, 2005

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of Section 222 and Section 
246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-58,755; Freightliner, LLC, A Subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler Corp., 
Portland, OR: January 30, 2005
TA-W-58,874; Hart and Cooley, H&C--Milcor, Lima, OH: February 20, 2005
TA-W-58,983; Hersey Meters, Register Department, Leased Wkrs of Ablest 
Staffing, Cleveland, NC: March 8, 2005
TA-W-59,065; Paris Accessories, Inc., Walnutport, PA: March 21, 2005
TA-W-59,076; Technicolor Universal Media Services LLC of America, 
Including On-Site Leased Wkrs of Westaff, Pinckneyville, IL: March 22, 
2005
TA-W-59,117; Point Technologies, A Subsidiary of Angiotech 
Pharmaceuticals, Gibbon, MN: March 23, 2005
TA-W-58,798; Haworth Press, Inc. (The), Journal Division, West 
Hazleton, PA: February 6, 2005
TA-W-58,610; Copeland Corporation, Refrigeration Division, On-Site 
Leased Wkrs of Personal Services Unlimited, Shelby, NC: January 11, 
2005
TA-W-58,905; Xycom Automatic, LLC, Saline, MI: February 16, 2005
TA-W-59,108; Dresser Rand, Steam Turbine Business Unit, Millbury, MA: 
March 28, 2005

    The following certification has been issued. The requirement of 
supplier to a trade certified firm and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the 
Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-58,908; Rhode Island Textile Co., South Carolina Elastics 
Division, Landrum, SC: February 7, 2005
TA-W-58,912; Boeing Company (The), Melbourne, AR: February 24, 2005

    The following certification has been issued. The requirement of 
downstream

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producer to a trade certified firm and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the 
Trade Act have been met.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

    In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the 
criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.
    The investigation revealed that criterion (a)(2)(A)(I.A) and 
(a)(2)(B)(II.A) (no employment decline) has not been met.

None

    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or 
production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (shift in 
production to a foreign country) have not been met.

TA-W-58,864; DSM Pharma Chemicals North America, Inc., South Haven, MI.

    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased 
imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign 
country) have not been met.

TA-W-58,739; American Sunroof Co., aka ASC Lansing, Lansing, MI.
TA-W-58,929; Milprint, Inc., A Division of Bemis Company, Denmark, WI. 
TA-W-58,932; Craft-Co Enterprises, Inc., Morton, MS. 
TA-W-58,937; Rexam, Inc., d//b/a Precise Technology, North Versailles, 
PA.
TA-W-59,003; Wonder Color Corporation, Inc., Vermillion, OH.
TA-W-59,053; Healthcard and Hospitality Products, Sebastian Furniture 
Co. Division, Barling, AR.

    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (Increased 
imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.C) (has shifted production to a foreign 
country) have not been met.
TA-W-58,561; Lustrik Corporation, Philadelphia, PA.
TA-W-58,832; Honeywell Electronic Materials, A Subsidiary of Honeywell 
International, Electronic Materials Division, Spokane Valley, WA.
TA-W-59,016; Harve Benard, LTD, Pattern Department, Clifton, NJ.

    The workers firm does not produce an article as required for 
certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

TA-W-58,920; Rutgers Organics Corporation, State College, PA.
TA-W-58,935; WSW Company of Sharon, Inc., Subsidiary of Wormser Co., 
Sharon, TN.
TA-W-58,988; Orlandi Valuta, A Subdivision of First Data Corp., 
Cerritos, CA.
TA-W-59,037; Delta Airlines, Technical Operations, Hartsfield-Jackson 
Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA.
TA-W-59,045; Newstech NY, Newton Falls, NY.
TA-W-59,060; Lollytogs Ltd., Greensboro, NC.
TA-W-59,063; McLeod USA Telecommunications Services, Inc., A Subsidiary 
of McLeodusa, Inc., Springfield, MO.
TA-W-59,071; Ucar Carbon Company, Inc., Graftech International Ltd. 
Co., Corporate Headquarters, Wilmington, DE.

    The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. The 
workers firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier or downstream producer 
to trade-affected companies.

TA-W-59,059; Flex-N-Gate Oklahoma, Ada, OK.

Affirmative Determinations for Alternative Trade Ajdustment Assistance

    In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a 
certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements 
of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.
    The following certifications have been issued; the date following 
the company name and location of each determination references the 
impact date for all workers of such determinations.
    In the following cases, it has been determined that the 
requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(ii) have been met.
    I. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 
50 years of age or older.
    II. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that 
are not easily transferable.
    III. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., 
conditions within the industry are adverse).

Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a 
certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements 
of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.
    In the following cases, it has been determined that the 
requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(ii) have not been met for the reasons 
specified.
    Since the workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the 
workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA.

TA-W-58,864; DSM Pharma Chemicals North America, Inc., South Haven, MI.
TA-W-58,739; American Sunroof Co., aka ASC Lansing, Lansing, MI.
TA-W-58,929; Milprint, Inc., A Division of Bemis Company, Denmark, WI.
TA-W-58,932; Craft-Co Enterprises, Inc., Morton, MS.
TA-W-58,937; Rexam, Inc., d//b/a Precise Technology, North Versailles, 
PA.
TA-W-59,003; Wonder Color Corporation, Inc., Vermillion, OH.
TA-W-59,053; Healthcard and Hospitality Products, Sebastian Furniture 
Co. Division, Barling, AR.
TA-W-58,561; Lustrik Corporation, Philadelphia, PA.
TA-W-58,832; Honeywell Electronic Materials, A Subsidiary of Honeywell 
International, Electronic Materials Division, Spokane Valley, WA.
TA-W-59,016; Harve Benard, LTD, Pattern Department, Clifton, NJ.
TA-W-58,920; Rutgers Organics Corporation, State College, PA.
TA-W-58,935; WSW Company of Sharon, Inc., Subsidiary of Wormser Co., 
Sharon, TN.
TA-W-58,988; Orlandi Valuta, A Subdivision of First Data Corp., 
Cerritos, CA.
TA-W-59,037; Delta Airlines, Technical Operations, Hartsfield-Jackson 
Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA.
TA-W-59,045; Newstech NY, Newton Falls, NY.
TA-W-59,060; Lollytogs Ltd., Greensboro, NC.
TA-W-59,063; McLeod USA Telecommunications Services, Inc., A Subsidiary 
of McLeodusa, Inc., Springfield, MO.
TA-W-59,071; Ucar Carbon Company, Inc., Graftech International Ltd Co., 
Corporate Headquarters, Wilmington, DE. 
TA-W-59,059; Flex-N-Gate Oklahoma, Ada, OK.

    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.

TA-W-59,117; Point Technologies, A Subsidiary of Angiotech 
Pharmaceuticals, Gibbon, MN.

    The Department has determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has 
not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily 
transferable.

TA-W-58,681; Atlas Spring Manufacturing Corp., On-Site

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 Leased Workers of Cal-Staffing Select Personnel, Gardena, CA.

    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 April 2006. 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: April 11, 2006.
Erica R. Cantor,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E6-5768 Filed 4-17-06; 8:45 am]
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