Shorewood Packaging Corporation, a Subsidiary of International Paper, Home Entertainment Division, Edison, NJ; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 55137 [E8-22402]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–62,946; Pioneer Tool and Mold, Division of Plastek Industries, Inc., Erie, PA. TA–63,858; Ascentron, White City, OR. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–63,715; Quality Logistics Systems, Inc., DePere, WI. TA–63,761; Level 3 Communications, L.L.C., Austin, TX. TA–63,822; ACN Communications, Gwinn, MI. TA–63,969; HD Supply, Inc., Plumbing and HVAC Division, Columbus, GA. TA–63,974; Element Customer Care LLC, Durham, NC. 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 September 8 through September 12, 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: September 18, 2008. Erin Fitzgerald, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–22399 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2008 (73 FR 46924). Workers produce printed materials including postcards, calendars, and journals. The negative determination was based on the Department’s findings that the subject firm did not import printed materials or shift production of those articles to a foreign country during the relevant period. The Department’s survey of the subject firm’s major declining customer revealed no increased imports of postcards, calendars and journals during the relevant period. In the request for reconsideration, the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union, Local 503–M (Union) stated that the ‘‘import of foreign printed products put a severe economic strain on Canterbury Press, which forced the company to close.’’ The Department has carefully reviewed the Union’s request for reconsideration and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of September 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–22403 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,713] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Canterbury Printing Company of Rome Incorporated, Rome, NY; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration On September 11, 2008, the Department of Labor (Department) received a request for administrative reconsideration of the Department’s Notice of negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The negative determination was issued on July 28, 2008. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:36 Sep 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Shorewood Packaging Corporation, a Subsidiary of International Paper, Home Entertainment Division, Edison, NJ; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On July 16, 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 July 28, 2008 (73 FR 43787). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of printed paper Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 primarily for music and gaming packaging 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 provided an additional list of customers, who purchased packaging products for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. On reconsideration the Department of Labor contacted the company official of the subject firm to verify the information addressed by the petitioner and requested an additional list of customers. The Department surveyed these customers regarding their purchases of like or directly competitive products with printed paper for packaging during 2006, 2007, and January through February 2008 over the corresponding 2007 period. The survey revealed that only one customer imported printed paper for packaging, however imports by this customer have been declining during the relevant period. The remaining customers did not import like or directly competitive products with printed paper for packaging during the relevant period. The petitioner also alleged that Shorewood Packaging Corporation ‘‘had plans to open new facilities in Europe and Asia’’ and that Shorewood Packaging was outsourcing jobs from the subject firm overseas. The company official of the subject firm confirmed that Shorewood Packaging Corporation has facilities abroad and described the functions of each facility. However, the company official stated that there was no shift in production from the subject firm to any foreign facility in the relevant period. The company official clarified that the reason behind the closure of the subject firm was the change in the market for the products manufactured by the Edison facility. Conclusion [TA–W–62,802] PO 00000 55137 After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Shorewood Packaging Corporation, a subsidiary of International Paper, Home Entertainment Division, Edison, New Jersey. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of September 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–22402 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-62,802]


Shorewood Packaging Corporation, a Subsidiary of International 
Paper, Home Entertainment Division, Edison, NJ; Notice of Negative 
Determination on Reconsideration

    On July 16, 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 July 28, 2008 (73 FR 43787).
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
based on the finding that imports of printed paper primarily for music 
and gaming packaging 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 provided an 
additional list of customers, who purchased packaging products for the 
pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
    On reconsideration the Department of Labor contacted the company 
official of the subject firm to verify the information addressed by the 
petitioner and requested an additional list of customers. The 
Department surveyed these customers regarding their purchases of like 
or directly competitive products with printed paper for packaging 
during 2006, 2007, and January through February 2008 over the 
corresponding 2007 period. The survey revealed that only one customer 
imported printed paper for packaging, however imports by this customer 
have been declining during the relevant period. The remaining customers 
did not import like or directly competitive products with printed paper 
for packaging during the relevant period.
    The petitioner also alleged that Shorewood Packaging Corporation 
``had plans to open new facilities in Europe and Asia'' and that 
Shorewood Packaging was outsourcing jobs from the subject firm 
overseas.
    The company official of the subject firm confirmed that Shorewood 
Packaging Corporation has facilities abroad and described the functions 
of each facility. However, the company official stated that there was 
no shift in production from the subject firm to any foreign facility in 
the relevant period. The company official clarified that the reason 
behind the closure of the subject firm was the change in the market for 
the products manufactured by the Edison facility.

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 Shorewood Packaging Corporation, a 
subsidiary of International Paper, Home Entertainment Division, Edison, 
New Jersey.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of September 2008.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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