Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 39046-39047 [E8-15337]

Download as PDF 39046 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 8, 2008 / Notices projects but fulfill sales orders (customers contact the subject firm, the subject firm quotes a price, and if an order is placed, the subject firm builds the equipment per order specifications). Based on the above facts, the Department determines that a customer survey would be unlikely to produce any meaningful results. Further, the Department determined that, since the subject firm is a major domestic producer and accounts for a significant portion of the domestic plastic extrusion equipment market, aggregate U.S. import data would better reflect the impact of increased U.S. imports on the subject firm. During the remand investigation, the Department conducted research on U.S. shipments and U.S. imports of plastic extrusion equipment during 2005, 2006, and January through April 2007. The Department’s research revealed a significant increase in imports of plastic extrusion equipment (and articles like or directly competitive with plastic extrusion equipment produced at the subject firm) during January through April 2007 as compared to estimated imports during January through April 2006. Increased Imports Contributed Importantly to Subject Firm Sales and/ or Production Declines and Worker Separations As previously stated, subject firm sales orders declined in the latter part of 2006 into early 2007 and the subject firm sales constitute a meaningful portion of the U.S. plastic extrusion equipment market. Further, the period of increased imports corresponds with the period during which subject firm sales orders declined. Therefore, increased U.S. imports would likely have had a significant impact on the subject firm. In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA. The Department has determined in this case that the group eligibility 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 developed in the remand investigation, I determine that there was a total separation of a significant number or proportion of workers at the subject firm, that there were subject firm sales and production declines, and that increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with plastic extrusion equipment produced at the subject firm contributed importantly to the subject firm declines and the workers’ separations. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ’’All workers of Welex, Inc., Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 26, 2006, through two years from the issuance of this revised determination, are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ Signed at Washington, DC this 26th day of June 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–15338 Filed 7–7–08; 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 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, 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 July 18, 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 July 18, 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 25th day of June 2008. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221(a) APPENDIX [TAA petitions instituted between 6/16/08 and 6/20/08] Subject firm (petitioners) Location Avery Dennison (Comp) ................................. Home Depot (State) ....................................... Pliant Plastic Company (UE) ......................... ITW Alma (Comp) .......................................... T. W. Lamination (Woodbridge) (Comp) ........ BBDO Detroit (State) ..................................... Lapeer Metal Stamping (Wkrs) ...................... Fontana, CA ................................................... Opelousas, LA ................................................ South Deerfield, MA ....................................... Kennesaw, GA ............................................... Del Rio, TX ..................................................... Troy, MI .......................................................... Lapeer, MI ...................................................... ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES TA–W 63541 63542 63543 63544 63545 63546 63547 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM Date of institution 08JYN1 06/16/08 06/16/08 06/17/08 06/17/08 06/17/08 06/17/08 06/17/08 Date of petition 06/13/08 06/13/08 06/12/08 06/16/08 06/11/08 06/12/08 06/16/08 39047 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 8, 2008 / Notices APPENDIX—Continued [TAA petitions instituted between 6/16/08 and 6/20/08] TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 63548 ............. Colville Indian Plywood and Veneer Co. of Omak (Comp). CEVA Logistics—Contract 10164 (Comp) ..... Pazvenu Apparel, Inc. (Wkrs) ........................ Culp, Inc. Culp Weaving Plant (Comp) .......... Maxim Integrated Products—San Jose (Comp). Maxim Integrated Products—Sunnyvale (Comp). Cranford Wood Carving/McCrorie Group, LLC (Comp). Hurd Window and Door (Wkrs) ...................... Intel Corporation, California Corporate Services Group (Comp). Royal Home Fashions (Comp) ...................... Park Shirt Company (AFLCIO) ...................... Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation (Wkrs) Artisans, Inc. (Comp) ..................................... United Airlines (Wkrs) .................................... Winchester Electronics—Rock Hill (Comp) ... Winchester Electronics—Franklin (Comp) ..... Sensormatic Electronic Corporation (State) .. Four Season (Comp) ..................................... Plastech (Comp) ............................................ Huber Engineered Woods, LLC (Wkrs) ......... Jockey International, Inc. (Comp) .................. Leggett and Platt (Wkrs) ................................ Blue Angel’s Fashion (Wkrs) ......................... West Point Home (Comp) .............................. Narraganett Jewerly, Inc. d/b/a C & J Jewelry Co. (Comp). Avon Products, Inc. (Wkrs) ............................ Albany International Research Company (Rep). Philips Consumer Lifestyles (Comp) .............. Matador Tool and Die, Inc. (Comp) ............... Omak, WA ...................................................... 06/17/08 06/04/08 Miamisburg, OH ............................................. New York, NY ................................................ Graham, NC ................................................... San Jose, CA ................................................. 06/17/08 06/17/08 06/17/08 06/17/08 06/10/08 06/01/08 06/13/08 06/13/08 Sunnyvale, CA ............................................... 06/17/08 06/13/08 Hickory, NC .................................................... 06/18/08 06/17/08 Medford, WI .................................................... Santa Clara, CA ............................................. 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/17/08 06/16/08 Henderson, NC .............................................. Jamestown, TN .............................................. Newfield, NJ ................................................... Glen Flora, WI ................................................ El Segundo, CA ............................................. Rock Hill, SC .................................................. Franklin, MA ................................................... San Antono, PR ............................................. Grapevine, TX ................................................ Moraine, OH ................................................... Broken Bow, OK ............................................ Mocksville, NC ............................................... Tupelo, MS ..................................................... San Francisco, CA ......................................... New York, NY ................................................ Providence, RI ................................................ 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 06/20/08 06/20/08 06/20/08 06/17/08 06/17/08 05/20/08 06/17/08 06/07/08 06/16/08 06/16/08 06/17/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 05/01/08 06/18/08 06/18/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 Suwanee, GA ................................................. Mansfield, MA ................................................ 06/20/08 06/20/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 Ledgewood, NJ .............................................. Grand Rapids, MI ........................................... 06/20/08 06/20/08 06/18/08 06/19/08 63549 63550 63551 63552 ............. ............. ............. ............. 63553 ............. 63554 ............. 63555 ............. 63556 ............. 63557 63558 63559 63560 63561 63562 63563 63564 63565 63566 63567 63568 63569 63570 63571 63572 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. 63573 ............. 63574 ............. 63575 ............. 63576 ............. [FR Doc. E8–15337 Filed 7–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of June 2008. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–15342 Filed 7–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P [TA–W–63,424] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Ferguson Aluminum, Olmsted, IL; Notice of Termination of Investigation ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on May 22, 2008 in response to a worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Ferguson Aluminum, Olmsted, Illinois. The petitioner has requested that petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 [TA–W–63,011] B. Walter and Company, Wabash, IN; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By application dated May 26, 2008, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The initial investigation initiated on March 17, 2008, resulted in a negative PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution Date of petition determination issued on May 15, 2008, was based on the finding that imports of metal stampings did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2008 (73 FR 30978). In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided new information regarding a customer of the subject firm, which was recently certified eligible for TAA. Upon further investigation it was determined that B. Walter and Company, Wabash, Indiana supplied metal stampings that were used in the production of wooden furniture, 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. The parts supplied were related to the articles that were the basis of certification. In accordance with Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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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, 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 July 18, 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 
July 18, 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 25th day of June 2008.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

                                                    Appendix
                             [TAA petitions instituted between 6/16/08 and 6/20/08]
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                                                                                      Date of         Date of
          TA-W            Subject firm (petitioners)           Location             institution      petition
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63541...................  Avery Dennison (Comp).....  Fontana, CA...............        06/16/08        06/13/08
63542...................  Home Depot (State)........  Opelousas, LA.............        06/16/08        06/13/08
63543...................  Pliant Plastic Company      South Deerfield, MA.......        06/17/08        06/12/08
                           (UE).
63544...................  ITW Alma (Comp)...........  Kennesaw, GA..............        06/17/08        06/16/08
63545...................  T. W. Lamination            Del Rio, TX...............        06/17/08        06/11/08
                           (Woodbridge) (Comp).
63546...................  BBDO Detroit (State)......  Troy, MI..................        06/17/08        06/12/08
63547...................  Lapeer Metal Stamping       Lapeer, MI................        06/17/08        06/16/08
                           (Wkrs).

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63548...................  Colville Indian Plywood     Omak, WA..................        06/17/08        06/04/08
                           and Veneer Co. of Omak
                           (Comp).
63549...................  CEVA Logistics--Contract    Miamisburg, OH............        06/17/08        06/10/08
                           10164 (Comp).
63550...................  Pazvenu Apparel, Inc.       New York, NY..............        06/17/08        06/01/08
                           (Wkrs).
63551...................  Culp, Inc. Culp Weaving     Graham, NC................        06/17/08        06/13/08
                           Plant (Comp).
63552...................  Maxim Integrated Products-- San Jose, CA..............        06/17/08        06/13/08
                           San Jose (Comp).
63553...................  Maxim Integrated Products-- Sunnyvale, CA.............        06/17/08        06/13/08
                           Sunnyvale (Comp).
63554...................  Cranford Wood Carving/      Hickory, NC...............        06/18/08        06/17/08
                           McCrorie Group, LLC
                           (Comp).
63555...................  Hurd Window and Door        Medford, WI...............        06/18/08        06/17/08
                           (Wkrs).
63556...................  Intel Corporation,          Santa Clara, CA...........        06/18/08        06/16/08
                           California Corporate
                           Services Group (Comp).
63557...................  Royal Home Fashions (Comp)  Henderson, NC.............        06/18/08        06/17/08
63558...................  Park Shirt Company          Jamestown, TN.............        06/18/08        06/17/08
                           (AFLCIO).
63559...................  Shieldalloy Metallurgical   Newfield, NJ..............        06/18/08        05/20/08
                           Corporation (Wkrs).
63560...................  Artisans, Inc. (Comp).....  Glen Flora, WI............        06/18/08        06/17/08
63561...................  United Airlines (Wkrs)....  El Segundo, CA............        06/18/08        06/07/08
63562...................  Winchester Electronics--    Rock Hill, SC.............        06/18/08        06/16/08
                           Rock Hill (Comp).
63563...................  Winchester Electronics--    Franklin, MA..............        06/18/08        06/16/08
                           Franklin (Comp).
63564...................  Sensormatic Electronic      San Antono, PR............        06/18/08        06/17/08
                           Corporation (State).
63565...................  Four Season (Comp)........  Grapevine, TX.............        06/19/08        06/18/08
63566...................  Plastech (Comp)...........  Moraine, OH...............        06/19/08        06/18/08
63567...................  Huber Engineered Woods,     Broken Bow, OK............        06/19/08        05/01/08
                           LLC (Wkrs).
63568...................  Jockey International, Inc.  Mocksville, NC............        06/19/08        06/18/08
                           (Comp).
63569...................  Leggett and Platt (Wkrs)..  Tupelo, MS................        06/19/08        06/18/08
63570...................  Blue Angel's Fashion        San Francisco, CA.........        06/20/08        06/19/08
                           (Wkrs).
63571...................  West Point Home (Comp)....  New York, NY..............        06/20/08        06/19/08
63572...................  Narraganett Jewerly, Inc.   Providence, RI............        06/20/08        06/19/08
                           d/b/a C & J Jewelry Co.
                           (Comp).
63573...................  Avon Products, Inc. (Wkrs)  Suwanee, GA...............        06/20/08        06/19/08
63574...................  Albany International        Mansfield, MA.............        06/20/08        06/19/08
                           Research Company (Rep).
63575...................  Philips Consumer            Ledgewood, NJ.............        06/20/08        06/18/08
                           Lifestyles (Comp).
63576...................  Matador Tool and Die, Inc.  Grand Rapids, MI..........        06/20/08        06/19/08
                           (Comp).
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