Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 51530-51531 [E8-20343]

Download as PDF 51530 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices Unit, Clinton Township, MI: July 11, 2007 TA–W–63,737; American & Efird, Inc., Nelson Plant 12, Mount Holly, NC: July 24, 2007 TA–W–63,792; Caraustar Mill Group,dba Chattanooga Paperboard, Chattanooga, TN: July 31, 2007 TA–W–63,879; Catawissa Lumber and Specialty Co.,West Jefferson Plant, West Jefferson, NC: August 14, 2007 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. None. 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 significant number of workers 50 years of age or older. None. The Department has determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable. None. 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. 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. None. 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–63,574; Albany International Research Company, Mansfield, MA TA–W–63,671; Helsel Lumber Mill, Inc., Duncansville, PA TA–W–63,706; Carolina Wholesale Neon, Inc., Mt. Airy, NC The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–63,709; RFMD, Transceiver Group, Employed at Scotts Valley, Greensboro, NC TA–W–63,758; Lear Corporation, Quality Control & Inspection Dept., 950 Loma Verde, El Paso, TX TA–W–63,813; Experian, Costa Mesa, CA TA–W–63,847; Ramp Management, LLC, Fenton, MO 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 August 18 through August 22, 2008. 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: August 27, 2008. Erin FitzGerald, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–20344 Filed 9–2–08; 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 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 September 15, 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 September 15, 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 27th day of August 2008. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES APPENDIX [TAA petitions instituted between 8/18/08 and 8/22/08] Date of institution TA–W Subject firm (Petitioners) Location 63882 ........... 63883 ........... 63884 ........... Kohler (UAW) ........................................................................... Metaldyne (Wkrs) ..................................................................... Lan-Tex, Inc. (Comp) ............................................................... Searcy, AR .............................. Ridgway, PA ........................... Statesville, NC ........................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 Date of petition 08/15/08 08/11/08 08/15/08 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices 51531 APPENDIX—Continued [TAA petitions instituted between 8/18/08 and 8/22/08] TA–W 63885 63886 63887 63888 63889 63890 63891 63892 63893 63894 63895 63896 63897 63898 63899 63900 63901 63902 63903 63904 63905 63906 63907 63908 63909 63910 63911 63912 63913 63914 63915 63916 63917 63918 63919 63920 63921 63922 63923 Location Cochrane Furniture Company (Comp) .................................... Geo Specialty Chemicals (State) ............................................. Sun Microsystems, Inc. (State) ................................................ JCIM (Wkrs) ............................................................................. Harris Stratex (Wkrs) ............................................................... New Process Gear (Wkrs) ....................................................... Fluid Routing Solutions (UAW) ................................................ Display Pack, Inc. (Wkrs) ......................................................... Ingersoll-Rand/Harrow Products (State) .................................. Unicord International, LLC (State) ........................................... Sewall Gear Manufacturing (State) .......................................... Neoconix (State) ...................................................................... IACNA (Comp) ......................................................................... Magna Services of America, Inc. (State) ................................. Hughes Hardwood International, Inc. (Comp) ......................... Berne Furniture Company (Wkrs) ............................................ Southern Motion, Inc. (Comp) .................................................. Belden (Wkrs) .......................................................................... Gramercy Jewelry Manufacturing Corp (Comp) ...................... Nestaway, LLC (UAW) ............................................................. ConAgra Foods (Wkrs) ............................................................ Bel Power, Inc. (Comp) ............................................................ Rayloc (Wkrs) ........................................................................... Becker, Inc., Manufacturing (IAMAW) ..................................... Auxora, Inc. (State) .................................................................. Magna Services of America, Inc. (Magna Int’l) (State) ........... Cypress Semiconductor (Texas), Inc. (Comp) ........................ Harley-Davidson Motor Co. (Wkrs) .......................................... Five Rivers Electronic Innovations, LLC (Comp) ..................... Less Labor, Inc. (Comp) .......................................................... Thermo King of Puerto Rico (State) ........................................ Walker Bay Boats (Comp) ....................................................... Materials Management, Inc. (Comp) ....................................... Atlantic Wire Company (State) ................................................ Varian, Inc. (Wkrs) ................................................................... Sealy Mattress Company (Comp) ............................................ Nobel Automative TN, LLC (Wkrs) .......................................... Kongsberg Automotive, Inc. (Comp) ........................................ Vanguard Furniture (Comp) ..................................................... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Lincolnton, NC ........................ Gibbsboro, NJ ......................... Broomfield, CO ....................... Franklin, TN ............................ San Jose, CA .......................... East Syracuse, NY ................. Detroit, MI ............................... Grand Rapids, MI ................... New Haven, CT ...................... Guntown, MS .......................... St. Paul, MN ........................... Sunnyvale, CA ........................ Canton, OH ............................. Troy, MI ................................... Collinwood, TN ....................... Berne, IN ................................. Pontotoc, MS .......................... Richmond, IN .......................... New York, NY ......................... Cleveland, OH ........................ Omaha, NE ............................. Westboro, MA ......................... Williamsport, MD ..................... Kenosha, WI ........................... Baldwin Park, CA .................... Greenville, MI .......................... Round Rock, TX ..................... York, PA .................................. Greeneville, TN ....................... Hopkinsville, KY ...................... Arecibo, PR ............................. Yakima, WA ............................ Easley, SC .............................. Branford, CT ........................... Walnut Creek, CA ................... Clarion, PA .............................. Paris, TN ................................. Selmer, TN .............................. Conover, NC ........................... [FR Doc. E8–20343 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,235] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Southprint, Inc., Reidsville Division, Reidsville, NC; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On July 31, 2008, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2008 (73 FR 46037). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of screen-printing VerDate Aug<31>2005 Date of institution Subject firm (Petitioners) 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 for apparel did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. In the request for reconsideration the petitioner alleged that business at the subject firm declined because the subject firm’s customers shifted screenprinting for apparel to foreign facilities. The petitioner provided an additional list of customers and alleged that these customers are importing screen-printing for apparel. On reconsideration the Department of Labor surveyed these declining customers regarding their purchases of products like or directly competitive with screen-printing for apparel during 2006, 2007 and January through March, 2008 over the corresponding 2007 period. The survey revealed that the customers did not import products like or directly competitive with screenprinting for apparel during the relevant period. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/20/08 08/21/08 08/21/08 08/21/08 08/21/08 08/22/08 08/22/08 08/22/08 08/22/08 08/22/08 08/22/08 08/22/08 Date of petition 08/15/08 08/15/08 08/15/08 08/07/08 08/05/08 08/14/08 08/14/08 08/12/08 08/18/08 08/11/08 08/18/08 08/11/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/18/08 08/15/08 08/18/08 06/18/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/18/08 08/19/08 08/19/08 08/15/08 07/24/08 08/18/08 08/19/08 08/13/08 08/19/08 08/20/08 08/13/08 08/19/08 08/21/08 08/21/08 08/21/08 08/21/08 08/15/08 08/21/08 08/21/08 The fact that the subject firm’s customers are shifting their production abroad is not relevant to this investigation. According to section (a)(2)(B) of the Trade Act, in order to be eligible for TAA on the basis of a shift in production abroad, the shift in production must be implemented by the subject firm or its subdivision. In this case, the subject firm did not import screen-printing for apparel nor was there a shift in production from subject firm abroad during the relevant period. Conclusion After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Southprint, Inc., Reidsville Division, Reidsville, North Carolina. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51530-51531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20343]


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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 September 15, 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 
September 15, 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 27th day of August 2008.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

                                                    Appendix
                             [TAA petitions instituted between 8/18/08 and 8/22/08]
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                                                                                      Date of         Date of
           TA-W             Subject firm (Petitioners)           Location           institution      petition
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63882....................  Kohler (UAW)................  Searcy, AR.............        08/18/08        08/15/08
63883....................  Metaldyne (Wkrs)............  Ridgway, PA............        08/18/08        08/11/08
63884....................  Lan-Tex, Inc. (Comp)........  Statesville, NC........        08/18/08        08/15/08

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63885....................  Cochrane Furniture Company    Lincolnton, NC.........        08/18/08        08/15/08
                            (Comp).
63886....................  Geo Specialty Chemicals       Gibbsboro, NJ..........        08/18/08        08/15/08
                            (State).
63887....................  Sun Microsystems, Inc.        Broomfield, CO.........        08/18/08        08/15/08
                            (State).
63888....................  JCIM (Wkrs).................  Franklin, TN...........        08/18/08        08/07/08
63889....................  Harris Stratex (Wkrs).......  San Jose, CA...........        08/18/08        08/05/08
63890....................  New Process Gear (Wkrs).....  East Syracuse, NY......        08/18/08        08/14/08
63891....................  Fluid Routing Solutions       Detroit, MI............        08/18/08        08/14/08
                            (UAW).
63892....................  Display Pack, Inc. (Wkrs)...  Grand Rapids, MI.......        08/19/08        08/12/08
63893....................  Ingersoll-Rand/Harrow         New Haven, CT..........        08/19/08        08/18/08
                            Products (State).
63894....................  Unicord International, LLC    Guntown, MS............        08/19/08        08/11/08
                            (State).
63895....................  Sewall Gear Manufacturing     St. Paul, MN...........        08/19/08        08/18/08
                            (State).
63896....................  Neoconix (State)............  Sunnyvale, CA..........        08/19/08        08/11/08
63897....................  IACNA (Comp)................  Canton, OH.............        08/19/08        08/18/08
63898....................  Magna Services of America,    Troy, MI...............        08/19/08        08/18/08
                            Inc. (State).
63899....................  Hughes Hardwood               Collinwood, TN.........        08/19/08        08/18/08
                            International, Inc. (Comp).
63900....................  Berne Furniture Company       Berne, IN..............        08/19/08        08/15/08
                            (Wkrs).
63901....................  Southern Motion, Inc. (Comp)  Pontotoc, MS...........        08/19/08        08/18/08
63902....................  Belden (Wkrs)...............  Richmond, IN...........        08/19/08        06/18/08
63903....................  Gramercy Jewelry              New York, NY...........        08/19/08        08/19/08
                            Manufacturing Corp (Comp).
63904....................  Nestaway, LLC (UAW).........  Cleveland, OH..........        08/20/08        08/19/08
63905....................  ConAgra Foods (Wkrs)........  Omaha, NE..............        08/20/08        08/18/08
63906....................  Bel Power, Inc. (Comp)......  Westboro, MA...........        08/20/08        08/19/08
63907....................  Rayloc (Wkrs)...............  Williamsport, MD.......        08/20/08        08/19/08
63908....................  Becker, Inc., Manufacturing   Kenosha, WI............        08/20/08        08/15/08
                            (IAMAW).
63909....................  Auxora, Inc. (State)........  Baldwin Park, CA.......        08/20/08        07/24/08
63910....................  Magna Services of America,    Greenville, MI.........        08/20/08        08/18/08
                            Inc. (Magna Int'l) (State).
63911....................  Cypress Semiconductor         Round Rock, TX.........        08/20/08        08/19/08
                            (Texas), Inc. (Comp).
63912....................  Harley-Davidson Motor Co.     York, PA...............        08/20/08        08/13/08
                            (Wkrs).
63913....................  Five Rivers Electronic        Greeneville, TN........        08/21/08        08/19/08
                            Innovations, LLC (Comp).
63914....................  Less Labor, Inc. (Comp).....  Hopkinsville, KY.......        08/21/08        08/20/08
63915....................  Thermo King of Puerto Rico    Arecibo, PR............        08/21/08        08/13/08
                            (State).
63916....................  Walker Bay Boats (Comp).....  Yakima, WA.............        08/21/08        08/19/08
63917....................  Materials Management, Inc.    Easley, SC.............        08/22/08        08/21/08
                            (Comp).
63918....................  Atlantic Wire Company         Branford, CT...........        08/22/08        08/21/08
                            (State).
63919....................  Varian, Inc. (Wkrs).........  Walnut Creek, CA.......        08/22/08        08/21/08
63920....................  Sealy Mattress Company        Clarion, PA............        08/22/08        08/21/08
                            (Comp).
63921....................  Nobel Automative TN, LLC      Paris, TN..............        08/22/08        08/15/08
                            (Wkrs).
63922....................  Kongsberg Automotive, Inc.    Selmer, TN.............        08/22/08        08/21/08
                            (Comp).
63923....................  Vanguard Furniture (Comp)...  Conover, NC............        08/22/08        08/21/08
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