Rexam Closure Systems, Inc., Bowling Green, OH; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 469 [E8-31330]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 3 / Tuesday, January 6, 2009 / Notices The amended notice applicable to TA–W–63,688 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Royal Home Fashions, a subsidiary of Croscill, Inc., Plant #4, currently known as Croscill Acquisition, LLC, Henderson, North Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 1, 2008, through August 4, 2010, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC this 24th day of December 2008. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–31326 Filed 1–5–09; 8:45 am] amending the current certification for workers of Visteon Systems, LLC, North Penn Plant, Electronics Products Group, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, to change the impact date from October 29, 2007 to December 6, 2008. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–64,413 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Visteon Systems, LLC, North Penn Plant, Electronics Products Group, including on-site leased workers from Ryder Integrated Logistics, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after December 6, 2008 through December 15, 2010, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC, this 29th day of December 2008. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–31333 Filed 1–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P [TA–W–64,413] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Visteon Systems, LLC, North Penn Plant, Electronics Products Group, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Ryder Integrated Logistics Lansdale, PA; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance DEPARTMENT OF LABOR In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on December 15, 2008, applicable to workers of Visteon Systems, LLC, North Penn Plant, Electronics Products Group, including on-site leased workers from Ryder Intergrated Logistics, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The notice will be published soon in the Federal Register. At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers produce power control modules, SDARS, and sensors. The review shows that all workers of Visteon Systems, LLC, North Penn Electronics Facility, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, were certified eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under petition number TA–W–60,432, which expired on December 5, 2008. In order to avoid an overlap in worker group coverage, the Department is On November 13, 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 November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71693). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of plastic closures for plastic food industry 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 alleged that the subject firm ‘‘is shifting production of T-tops to China.’’ On reconsideration the Department of Labor contacted a company official of the subject firm to address this allegation. The company official stated that during the initial phases of developing the closure plan, Rexam considered shifting production of T-Top product line to China. However, since then, Rexam has decided to sell or scrap VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:52 Jan 05, 2009 Jkt 217001 Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–64,088] Rexam Closure Systems, Inc., Bowling Green, OH; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 469 the T-Top assets within the United States. Furthermore, the subject firm official confirmed that Rexam did not shift any production from the subject firm abroad. The petitioner further alleged that ‘‘Rexam is closing in Bowling Green, Ohio due to loss of sales to global competitors.’’ In order to establish an import impact on domestic production, the Department conducts a survey of the declining domestic customers of the workers’ firm regarding their purchases of like or directly competitive products. The customer survey was not conducted in the initial investigation due to the fact that sales at the subject facility did not decline from 2006 to 2007 or from January through August 2008 over the corresponding period in 2007. To address the petitioner allegations, the Department requested additional information from the subject firm regarding sales to customers. Further investigation revealed that the subject firm had declining customers in the relevant period. The Department surveyed these customers regarding their purchases of plastic closures (including like or directly competitive products) during 2006, 2007, and January through August 2008 over the corresponding 2007 period. The survey revealed no imports of plastic closures (including like or directly competitive products) during the relevant period. The subject firm did not import plastic closures for plastic food industry packaging during the relevant period and no shift in production of plastic closures for plastic food industry packaging to a foreign source occurred. 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 Rexam Closure Systems, Inc., Bowling Green, Ohio. Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of December 2008. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–31330 Filed 1–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 3 (Tuesday, January 6, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-31330]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-64,088]


Rexam Closure Systems, Inc., Bowling Green, OH; Notice of 
Negative Determination on Reconsideration

    On November 13, 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 November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71693).
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
based on the finding that imports of plastic closures for plastic food 
industry 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 alleged that the 
subject firm ``is shifting production of T-tops to China.''
    On reconsideration the Department of Labor contacted a company 
official of the subject firm to address this allegation. The company 
official stated that during the initial phases of developing the 
closure plan, Rexam considered shifting production of T-Top product 
line to China. However, since then, Rexam has decided to sell or scrap 
the T-Top assets within the United States. Furthermore, the subject 
firm official confirmed that Rexam did not shift any production from 
the subject firm abroad.
    The petitioner further alleged that ``Rexam is closing in Bowling 
Green, Ohio due to loss of sales to global competitors.''
    In order to establish an import impact on domestic production, the 
Department conducts a survey of the declining domestic customers of the 
workers' firm regarding their purchases of like or directly competitive 
products. The customer survey was not conducted in the initial 
investigation due to the fact that sales at the subject facility did 
not decline from 2006 to 2007 or from January through August 2008 over 
the corresponding period in 2007.
    To address the petitioner allegations, the Department requested 
additional information from the subject firm regarding sales to 
customers. Further investigation revealed that the subject firm had 
declining customers in the relevant period. The Department surveyed 
these customers regarding their purchases of plastic closures 
(including like or directly competitive products) during 2006, 2007, 
and January through August 2008 over the corresponding 2007 period. The 
survey revealed no imports of plastic closures (including like or 
directly competitive products) during the relevant period.
    The subject firm did not import plastic closures for plastic food 
industry packaging during the relevant period and no shift in 
production of plastic closures for plastic food industry packaging to a 
foreign source occurred.

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 Rexam Closure Systems, Inc., Bowling 
Green, Ohio.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of December 2008.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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