Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 74342-74345 [E7-25361]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 74342 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. The negative TAA determination issued by the Department for workers of Healthcare Management Partners, LLC, Santa Ana, California, was based on the finding that the worker group does not produce an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation revealed that workers of the subject firm are engaged in medical billing and medical practice management. The investigation further revealed that no production of article(s) occurred within the firm or appropriate subdivision within the Healthcare Management Partners, LLC during the relevant time period. The petitioner contends that the Department erred in its interpretation of the work performed by the workers of the subject firm. The petitioner states that the workers of the subject firm ‘‘produced medical coding, appeals on claims, resubmitted claims, bills, medical records and other documents for patients, insurance companies, or other third parties.’’ The petitioner alleges that because the work was done in a ‘‘production environment in which workers submitted weekly reports’’ and because the written documents and codes should be considered ‘‘intangible products’’, workers of the subject firm should be considered as engaged in production of articles. The investigation revealed that Healthcare Management Partners, LLC, Santa Ana, California, provide medical billing and practice management services to physicians and medical professional practices and the workers were engaged in data processing, payment posting, following up on accounts receivable for the company’s medical billing clients. These functions, as described above, are not considered production of an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act. Claims, medical records, bills and other correspondence are documents used by the subject firm as incidental to services provided by the subject firm. No production took place at the subject facility nor did the workers support production of an article for at any domestic affiliated location during the relevant period. The petitioner also alleges that job functions have been shifted from the subject firm to overseas contractors. The allegation of a shift to another country might be relevant if it was determined that workers of the subject firm produced an article. However, the investigation determined that workers of Healthcare Management Partners, LLC, Santa Ana, California, do not produce VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 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 18th day of December, 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–25365 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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 period of December 10 through December 14, 2007. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 country 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 for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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. In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. 1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. 2. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. 3. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Affirmative Determinations for Worker 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 section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,465; Hyper Knits Sales, Inc., A Subsidiary of Safer Holding Group, New York, NY: November 13, 2006. TA–W–62,084; Weldsource Alliance, Inc., Oskkosh, WI: August 31, 2006. TA–W–61,934; Maxtex Fibre Recycling, Inc.; Eden Plant, Eden, NY: August 2, 2006. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,431; Bierner Hat Company; Div. of F&M Hat Company, Dallas, TX: August 18, 2007. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met. None. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) of the Trade Act have been met. None. 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 section VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,465A; Hyper Knits Sales, Inc.; A Subsidiary of Safer Holding Group, Commerce, CA: November 13, 2006. TA–W–62,475; Derma Sciences; Formerly Nutramax, First Aid Division, Houston, TX: November 14, 2006. TA–W–62,546; Remy Reman LLC; Raleigh, MS: December 6, 2006. TA–W–62,097; Elliott Brother Steel; New Castle, PA: September 14, 2006. TA–W–62,198; Shorewood Packaging Corp., Consumer Packaging Division, On-Site Leased Worker From Talent Tree, Waterbury, CT: September 24, 2006. TA–W–62,327; Coshocton Leasing Company LLC; d/b/a Pretty Products, LLC, Pretty Products, Inc., Coshocton, OH: October 17, 2006. TA–W–62,362; MW Custom Papers, LLC; Laurel Mill, A Subsidiary of Meadwestvaco Corp., South Lee, MA: October 24, 2006. TA–W–62,384; Energy Conversion Systems; Dunn, NC: October 29, 2006. TA–W–62,402; Alma Products; Automotive Air-Conditioner Compressors, Alma, MI: October 25, 2006. TA–W–62,552; Hayes Lemmerz; Technical Center, Ferndale, MI: December 6, 2006. TA–W–62,240; Toluca Garment Company; Toluca, IL: September 21, 2006. TA–W–62,438; Chrysler LLC; St. Louis South Assembly Div., Fenton, MO: November 7, 2006. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,338; Wireco Worldgroup, Inc., formerly know as Wire Rope Corporation of America, St. Joseph, MO: October 17, 2006. TA–W–62,401; Victor Forstmann, Inc., East Dublin, GA: July 27, 2007. TA–W–62,408; PQ Corporation; Anderson Plant, Anderson, IN: November 5, 2006. TA–W–62,409; Stanric, Inc., Engine Management Division, Fajardo, PR: November 1, 2006. TA–W–62,427; UNI–Cadillac, LLC; Division of Universal Trim, Inc., Cadillac, MI: November 6, 2006. TA–W–62,460; Amweld Building Products; Garrettsville Facility, Garrettsville, OH: November 2, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74343 TA–W–62,460A; Amweld Building Products; Niles Facility, Niles, OH: November 2, 2006. TA–W–62,503; Black and Decker Abrasives, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers from Willstaff, Marshall, TX: November 26, 2006. TA–W–62,513; SE–GI Products, Inc.; Including Westaff, Norco, CA: November 28, 2006. TA–W–62,042; Tecumseh Power Company; Grafton, WI: August 22, 2006. TA–W–62,282; National Starch and Chemical Company; Specialty Starches Div., Island Falls, ME: October 5, 2006. TA–W–62,431; Bierner Hat Company; Div. of F&M Hat Company, Dallas, TX: August 18, 2007. TA–W–62,492; Thule Towing Systems; d/b/a Titan, Wyandotte, MI: November 21, 2006. TA–W–62,496; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., Die Cast Department, Spherion, East Flat Rock, NC: November 20, 2006. TA–W–62,496A; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., Sheet Metal Department, East Flat Rock, NC: November 20, 2006. TA–W–62,496B; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., Ballast Department, East Flat Rock, NC: November 20, 2006. TA–W–62,496C; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., NATCO Department, East Flat Rock, NC: November 20, 2006. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,086; Prelude Foam Products, Inc., Leased On-Site Workers from Ablest and Temporary Staffing, Thomasville, NC: August 31, 2006. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,430; Pageland Screen Printers; Pageland, SC: November 6, 2006. Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) have not been met for the reasons specified. The Department has determined that criterion (1) of section 246 has not been met. The firm does not have a E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 74344 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices significant number of workers 50 years of age or older. TA–W–62,465; Hyper Knits Sales, Inc., A Subsidiary of Safer Holding Group, New York, NY. TA–W–62,084; Weldsource Alliance, Inc., OskKosh, WI. TA–W–61,934; Maxtex Fibre Recycling, Inc., Eden Plant, Eden, NY. 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–62,431; Bierner Hat Company; Div. of F&M Hat Company, Dallas, TX. The Department has determined that criterion (3) of section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers’ industry are not adverse. None. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the eligibility criteria for worker adjustment assistance have not been met for the reasons specified. Because the workers of the firm are not eligible to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met. TA–W–62,260; Flexsteel Industries, Inc., Dubuque, IA. TA–W–62,343; Parametric Technology Corporation, Arden Hills Division, Arden Hills, MN. TA–W–62,464; Engineered Plastic Components, Rantoul, IL. TA–W–62,507; Chester Bednar Rental Realty; Washington, PA. 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–62,453; BASF Corporation; Enka, NC. TA–W–62,471; AGY; Huntingdon, PA. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–61,963; PennTecQ, Inc., Greenville, PA. TA–W–62,003; Custom Tooling Systems, Inc., Zeeland, MI. TA–W–62,071; Bedford Fair Apparel; A Division of Charming Shoppes, Inc., Greenwich, CT. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 TA–W–62,441; Hitachi Global Storage Technology, San Jose, CA. TA–W–62,334; Mammoth, Inc., A Subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., Chaska, MN. TA–W–62,389; Peer Foods Group, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers of Personnel Management, Chicago, IL. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–62,339; Teleplan Wireless Services, Chanhassen, MN. TA–W–62,385; Windstream Communications, Inc., Broadband Customer Care Center, Lincoln, NE. TA–W–62,424; Tanner Companies LLC; Rutherfordton, NC. TA–W–62,444; Poirier’s Inc., Fall River, MA. TA–W–62,469; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springs Direct Division, Corporate Support Group, Lancaster, SC. TA–W–62,469A; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Albertville, MN. TA–W–62,469AA; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Lincoln City, OR. TA–W–62,469B; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Asheville, NC. TA–W–62,469BB; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Locust Grove, GA. TA–W–62,469C; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Batesville, MS. TA–W–62,469CC; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Loveland, CO. TA–W–62,469D; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Bend, OR. TA–W–62,469DD; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Myrtle Beach, SC. TA–W–62,469E; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Birch Run, MI. TA–W–62,469EE; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Opelika, AL. TA–W–62,469F; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Boise, ID. TA–W–62,469FF; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Osage Beach, MO. TA–W–62,469G; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Branson, MO. TA–W–62,469GG; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Pigeon Forge, TN. TA–W–62,469H; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Burbank, OH. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 TA–W–62,469HH; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Queenstown, MD. TA–W–62,469I; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Calhoun, GA. TA–W–62,469II; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Rehoboth Beach, DE. TA–W–62,469J; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Castle Rock, CO. TA–W–62,469JJ; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Rockvale, PA. TA–W–62,469K; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Commerce, GA. TA–W–62,469KK; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Rockvale, PA. TA–W–62,469L; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Conroe, TX. TA–W–62,469LL; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, San Marcos, TX. TA–W–62,469M; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Darien, GA. TA–W–62,469MM; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, North Conway, NH. TA–W–62,469N; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Ellenton, FL. TA–W–62,469NN; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Tannersville, PA. TA–W–62,469O; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Gaffney, SC. TA–W–62,469OO; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Tilton, NH. TA–W–62,469P; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Gainsville, TX. TA–W–62,469PP; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Vero Beach, FL. TA–W–62,469Q; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Gilroy, CA. TA–W–62,469QQ; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Waterloo, NY. TA–W–62,469R; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Grove City, PA. TA–W–62,469RR; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Westbrook, CT. TA–W–62,469S; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Gulfport, MS. TA–W–62,469T; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Hagerstown, MD. E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices TA–W–62,469U; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Hershey, PA. TA–W–62,469V; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Hillsboro, TX. TA–W–62,469W; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Jeffersonville, OH. TA–W–62,469X; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Johnson Creek, WI. TA–W–62,469Y; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Lancaster, SC. TA–W–62,469Z; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory Store Division, Las Vegas, NV. TA–W–62,497; H & W Trucking Co., Inc., Mount Airy, NC. TA–W–62,526; Bulk Bag Express, Inc., Malvern, AR. The investigation revealed that criteria of section 222(b)(2) has not been met. The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier to or a downstream producer for a firm whose workers were certified eligible to apply for TAA. None. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of December 10 through December 14, 2007. 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 21, 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–25361 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221 (a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to Section 221 (a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, 74345 Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than January 10, 2008. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than January 10, 2008. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 18th day of December 2007. Ralph DiBattista, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [TAA petitions instituted between 12/11/07 and 12/14/07] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES TA–W 62547 62548 62549 62550 62551 62552 62553 62554 62555 62556 62557 62558 62559 62560 62561 62562 62563 62564 62565 62566 62567 62568 62569 62570 62571 62572 62573 62574 62575 62576 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 Date of institution Subject firm (petitioners) Location Lighting Products, Inc. (IUECWA) ........................................ Kaso Plastics (Wkrs) ............................................................ Thermo Fisher Scientific (UBCJA) ....................................... Nelson Staffing (State) ......................................................... Lenovo (Wkrs) ...................................................................... Hayes Lemmerz (State) ....................................................... A.L.A Casting Company, Inc. (Wkrs) ................................... MI Windows and Doors, Inc. (Comp) ................................... Carson’s Furniture (Wkrs) .................................................... Magneti Marelli North America, Inc. (NA) (Comp) ............... Sports Belle, Inc. (Comp) ..................................................... HSBC (State) ........................................................................ Hyde Tools, Inc. (Comp) ...................................................... Motorola, Inc. (State) ............................................................ B & G International, Inc. (State) ........................................... Innovision Technologies, Inc. (State) ................................... Graham Packaging Company, L.P. (Comp) ........................ Holt Sublimation Printing and Products, Inc. (Comp) .......... Glen Raven (Wkrs) ............................................................... WestPoint Home (Comp) ..................................................... Alcatel-Lucent (Union) .......................................................... IBM (Wkrs) ............................................................................ New York Air Brake (Comp) ................................................. Umpqua Lumber Company (Comp) ..................................... France Scott Fetzer Company (Wkrs) ................................. Ethicon, Johnson and Johnson (UFCWIU) .......................... Lexmark International, Inc. (State) ....................................... Molex, Inc. (State) ................................................................ Norgren, Inc. (Comp) ............................................................ U.S. Pipe and Foundry (State) ............................................. Hubbard, OH ......................... Vancouver, WA ..................... Two Rivers, WI ..................... Redwood City, CA ................ Belleve, WA .......................... Ferndale, MI .......................... Long Island City, NY ............. Millen, GA ............................. Archdale, NC ......................... Kingsport, TN ........................ Knoxville, TN ......................... Fort Mill, SC .......................... Southbridge, MA ................... Schaumburg, IL ..................... Newark, NJ ........................... Novi, MI ................................. Oakdale, CA .......................... Burlington, NC ....................... Elberton, GA ......................... Valley, AL .............................. North Andover, MA ............... Lexington, KY ........................ Watertown, NY ...................... Dillard, OR ............................ Fairview, TN .......................... San Angelo, TX ..................... Lexington, KY ........................ Maumelle, AR ....................... Littleton, CO .......................... 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for 
Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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 period of December 
10 through December 14, 2007.
    In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of 
a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to 
apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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 country 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 for 
secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued 
regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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.
    In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a 
certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment

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Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements 
of section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.
    1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 
50 years of age or older.
    2. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are 
not easily transferable.
    3. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., 
conditions within the industry are adverse).

Affirmative Determinations for Worker 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 
section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been 
met.

TA-W-62,465; Hyper Knits Sales, Inc., A Subsidiary of Safer Holding 
Group, New York, NY: November 13, 2006.
TA-W-62,084; Weldsource Alliance, Inc., Oskkosh, WI: August 31, 2006.
TA-W-61,934; Maxtex Fibre Recycling, Inc.; Eden Plant, Eden, NY: August 
2, 2006.

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been 
met.

TA-W-62,431; Bierner Hat Company; Div. of F&M Hat Company, Dallas, TX: 
August 18, 2007.

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible 
to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met.
None.

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are 
certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or 
a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) of the Trade Act have been 
met.
None.

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 
section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) 
of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-62,465A; Hyper Knits Sales, Inc.; A Subsidiary of Safer Holding 
Group, Commerce, CA: November 13, 2006.
TA-W-62,475; Derma Sciences; Formerly Nutramax, First Aid Division, 
Houston, TX: November 14, 2006.
TA-W-62,546; Remy Reman LLC; Raleigh, MS: December 6, 2006.
TA-W-62,097; Elliott Brother Steel; New Castle, PA: September 14, 2006.
TA-W-62,198; Shorewood Packaging Corp., Consumer Packaging Division, 
On-Site Leased Worker From Talent Tree, Waterbury, CT: September 24, 
2006.
TA-W-62,327; Coshocton Leasing Company LLC; d/b/a Pretty Products, LLC, 
Pretty Products, Inc., Coshocton, OH: October 17, 2006.
TA-W-62,362; MW Custom Papers, LLC; Laurel Mill, A Subsidiary of 
Meadwestvaco Corp., South Lee, MA: October 24, 2006.
TA-W-62,384; Energy Conversion Systems; Dunn, NC: October 29, 2006.
TA-W-62,402; Alma Products; Automotive Air-Conditioner Compressors, 
Alma, MI: October 25, 2006.
TA-W-62,552; Hayes Lemmerz; Technical Center, Ferndale, MI: December 6, 
2006.
TA-W-62,240; Toluca Garment Company; Toluca, IL: September 21, 2006.
TA-W-62,438; Chrysler LLC; St. Louis South Assembly Div., Fenton, MO: 
November 7, 2006.

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

TA-W-62,338; Wireco Worldgroup, Inc., formerly know as Wire Rope 
Corporation of America, St. Joseph, MO: October 17, 2006.
TA-W-62,401; Victor Forstmann, Inc., East Dublin, GA: July 27, 2007.
TA-W-62,408; PQ Corporation; Anderson Plant, Anderson, IN: November 5, 
2006.
TA-W-62,409; Stanric, Inc., Engine Management Division, Fajardo, PR: 
November 1, 2006.
TA-W-62,427; UNI-Cadillac, LLC; Division of Universal Trim, Inc., 
Cadillac, MI: November 6, 2006.
TA-W-62,460; Amweld Building Products; Garrettsville Facility, 
Garrettsville, OH: November 2, 2006.
TA-W-62,460A; Amweld Building Products; Niles Facility, Niles, OH: 
November 2, 2006.
TA-W-62,503; Black and Decker Abrasives, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers 
from Willstaff, Marshall, TX: November 26, 2006.
TA-W-62,513; SE-GI Products, Inc.; Including Westaff, Norco, CA: 
November 28, 2006.
TA-W-62,042; Tecumseh Power Company; Grafton, WI: August 22, 2006.
TA-W-62,282; National Starch and Chemical Company; Specialty Starches 
Div., Island Falls, ME: October 5, 2006.
TA-W-62,431; Bierner Hat Company; Div. of F&M Hat Company, Dallas, TX: 
August 18, 2007.
TA-W-62,492; Thule Towing Systems; d/b/a Titan, Wyandotte, MI: November 
21, 2006.
TA-W-62,496; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., Die Cast Department, Spherion, 
East Flat Rock, NC: November 20, 2006.
TA-W-62,496A; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., Sheet Metal Department, East 
Flat Rock, NC: November 20, 2006.
TA-W-62,496B; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., Ballast Department, East Flat 
Rock, NC: November 20, 2006.
TA-W-62,496C; GE Lighting Systems, Inc., NATCO Department, East Flat 
Rock, NC: November 20, 2006.

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible 
to apply for TAA) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have 
been met.

TA-W-62,086; Prelude Foam Products, Inc., Leased On-Site Workers from 
Ablest and Temporary Staffing, Thomasville, NC: August 31, 2006.

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are 
certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or 
a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) 
of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-62,430; Pageland Screen Printers; Pageland, SC: November 6, 2006.

Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    In the following cases, it has been determined that the 
requirements of 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) have not been met for the reasons 
specified.
    The Department has determined that criterion (1) of section 246 has 
not been met. The firm does not have a

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significant number of workers 50 years of age or older.

TA-W-62,465; Hyper Knits Sales, Inc., A Subsidiary of Safer Holding 
Group, New York, NY.
TA-W-62,084; Weldsource Alliance, Inc., OskKosh, WI.
TA-W-61,934; Maxtex Fibre Recycling, Inc., Eden Plant, Eden, NY.

    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-62,431; Bierner Hat Company; Div. of F&M Hat Company, Dallas, TX.

    The Department has determined that criterion (3) of section 246 has 
not been met. Competition conditions within the workers' industry are 
not adverse.
    None.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the 
eligibility criteria for worker adjustment assistance have not been met 
for the reasons specified.
    Because the workers of the firm are not eligible to apply for TAA, 
the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA.
    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and 
(a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met.

TA-W-62,260; Flexsteel Industries, Inc., Dubuque, IA.
TA-W-62,343; Parametric Technology Corporation, Arden Hills Division, 
Arden Hills, MN.
TA-W-62,464; Engineered Plastic Components, Rantoul, IL.
TA-W-62,507; Chester Bednar Rental Realty; Washington, PA.

    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-62,453; BASF Corporation; Enka, NC.
TA-W-62,471; AGY; Huntingdon, PA.

    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased 
imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign 
country) have not been met.

TA-W-61,963; PennTecQ, Inc., Greenville, PA.
TA-W-62,003; Custom Tooling Systems, Inc., Zeeland, MI.
TA-W-62,071; Bedford Fair Apparel; A Division of Charming Shoppes, 
Inc., Greenwich, CT.
TA-W-62,441; Hitachi Global Storage Technology, San Jose, CA.
TA-W-62,334; Mammoth, Inc., A Subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., Chaska, MN.
TA-W-62,389; Peer Foods Group, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers of 
Personnel Management, Chicago, IL.

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

TA-W-62,339; Teleplan Wireless Services, Chanhassen, MN.
TA-W-62,385; Windstream Communications, Inc., Broadband Customer Care 
Center, Lincoln, NE.
TA-W-62,424; Tanner Companies LLC; Rutherfordton, NC.
TA-W-62,444; Poirier's Inc., Fall River, MA.
TA-W-62,469; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springs Direct Division, 
Corporate Support Group, Lancaster, SC.
TA-W-62,469A; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Albertville, MN.
TA-W-62,469AA; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Lincoln City, OR.
TA-W-62,469B; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Asheville, NC.
TA-W-62,469BB; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Locust Grove, GA.
TA-W-62,469C; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Batesville, MS.
TA-W-62,469CC; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Loveland, CO.
TA-W-62,469D; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Bend, OR.
TA-W-62,469DD; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Myrtle Beach, SC.
TA-W-62,469E; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Birch Run, MI.
TA-W-62,469EE; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Opelika, AL.
TA-W-62,469F; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Boise, ID.
TA-W-62,469FF; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Osage Beach, MO.
TA-W-62,469G; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Branson, MO.
TA-W-62,469GG; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Pigeon Forge, TN.
TA-W-62,469H; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Burbank, OH.
TA-W-62,469HH; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Queenstown, MD.
TA-W-62,469I; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Calhoun, GA.
TA-W-62,469II; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
TA-W-62,469J; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Castle Rock, CO.
TA-W-62,469JJ; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Rockvale, PA.
TA-W-62,469K; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Commerce, GA.
TA-W-62,469KK; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Rockvale, PA.
TA-W-62,469L; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Conroe, TX.
TA-W-62,469LL; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, San Marcos, TX.
TA-W-62,469M; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Darien, GA.
TA-W-62,469MM; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, North Conway, NH.
TA-W-62,469N; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Ellenton, FL.
TA-W-62,469NN; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Tannersville, PA.
TA-W-62,469O; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Gaffney, SC.
TA-W-62,469OO; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Tilton, NH.
TA-W-62,469P; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Gainsville, TX.
TA-W-62,469PP; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Vero Beach, FL.
TA-W-62,469Q; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Gilroy, CA.
TA-W-62,469QQ; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Waterloo, NY.
TA-W-62,469R; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Grove City, PA.
TA-W-62,469RR; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Westbrook, CT.
TA-W-62,469S; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Gulfport, MS.
TA-W-62,469T; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Hagerstown, MD.

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TA-W-62,469U; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Hershey, PA.
TA-W-62,469V; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Hillsboro, TX.
TA-W-62,469W; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Jeffersonville, OH.
TA-W-62,469X; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Johnson Creek, WI.
TA-W-62,469Y; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Lancaster, SC.
TA-W-62,469Z; Springs Global, US, Inc., Springmaid Wamsutta Factory 
Store Division, Las Vegas, NV.
TA-W-62,497; H & W Trucking Co., Inc., Mount Airy, NC.
TA-W-62,526; Bulk Bag Express, Inc., Malvern, AR.

    The investigation revealed that criteria of section 222(b)(2) has 
not been met. The workers' firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier to 
or a downstream producer for a firm whose workers were certified 
eligible to apply for TAA.

None.

    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were 
issued during the period of December 10 through December 14, 2007. 
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 21, 2007.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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