Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 2137-2139 [E9-641]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2009 / Notices TA–W–64,493; Floturn, Inc., Fairfield, OH: November 20, 2007. TA–W–64,494A; Chrysler LLC, Indiana Transmissional, Plant 1 and 2, Powertrain Division, Kokomo, IN: November 14, 2007. TA–W–64,494B; Chrysler LLC, Kokomo Casting Plant, TCMA Division, Kokomo, IN: November 14, 2007. TA–W–64,494; Chrysler LLC, Kokomo Transmissional Plant, Powertrain Division, Kokomo, IN: November 14, 2007. TA–W–64,523; KautexTextron.,Wilmington Div, Wilmington, OH: November 21, 2007. TA–W–64,543; E. R. Wagner Manufacturing Company, Engineered Hinges and Stampings Business Unit and Tubular Products Division, Milwaukee, WI: November 24, 2007. TA–W–64,550; Chrysler LLC, Trenton Engine Plant, Port Huron, MI: November 26, 2007. TA–W–64,653; RPM Electronics, Inc., Rad Technologies, Fort Collins, CO: December 8, 2007. TA–W–64,663; OutWorks, LLC, Austin, TX: December 10, 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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. TA–W–64,466; Mt. Pleasant Hosiery Mills, Mt. Pleasant, NC. TA–W–64,589; American First Forestry, Usk, WA. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:01 Jan 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. TA–W–64,620; Rockwell Automation, Manchester, NH. 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–63,912; Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations, York, PA. TA–W–64,020; American Multimedia, Inc., Burlington, NC. TA–W–64,101; Eagle Cap Campers, Inc., La Grande, OR. TA–W–64,164; Veka Innovations d/b/a Vinyl Source, Youngstown, OH. TA–W–64,218; Trilogy Finishing, Detroit, MI. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–64,423; International Sources, Inc, Mill Valley, CA. TA–W–64,430; Maersk, Inc., Charlotte, NC. TA–W–64,470; Syncreon-US Automotive, Chicago, IL. TA–W–64,544; Source Provides, Inc., Division Comprehensive Logistics, Lansing, MI. TA–W–64,625; Black Frymer Company, Inc.,—d/b/a National Payroll Advance, Cambridge, OH. 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 15 through December 19, 2008. Copies of PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2137 these determinations are available for inspection in Room N–5428, 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: January 6, 2009. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–640 Filed 1–13–09; 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 22 through December 26, 2008. 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 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 2138 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2009 / Notices 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 of 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 Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:01 Jan 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. None. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been met. None. 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–64,422; Mars Petcare US, Inc., A Subsidiary of Mars, Inc., Everson, PA: November 12, 2007. TA–W–64,425; Tenere, Inc., Oakdale Division, Oakdale, MN: November 12, 2007. TA–W–64,446; Doutt Tool, Inc., Venango, PA: November 14, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 TA–W–64,515; Perry Manufacturing, El Dorado Springs, MO: November 20, 2007. 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–64,235; DynAmerica Manufacturing, LLC, Muncie, IN: October 10, 2007. TA–W–64,250; Findlay Industries, Inc., Chesterfield, MO: October 17, 2007. TA–W–64,405; ITW Tomco, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Bryan, OH: November 25, 2008. TA–W–64,594; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Waltham, MA: December 3, 2007. TA–W–64,601; Bosch Communications Systems, Div. Telex Communications, A Subsidiary of Robert Bosch North America, Glencoe, MN: December 4, 2007. TA–W–64,611; Optima Batteries, Inc., A Subsidiary of Johnson Controls Battery Group, Aurora, CO: December 3, 2007. TA–W–64,639; Acument Global Technologies, A Subsidiary of Platinum Equity, Camcar, LLC Division, Wytheville, VA: December 9, 2007. TA–W–64,648; Cuno, Inc., A Subsidiary of 3M Company, Meriden, CT: December 10, 2007. TA–W–64,690; Elixir Industries, Division 55, Vancouver, WA: December 15, 2007. TA–W–64,174; Loewenstein, Inc., A Division of Brown Jordan International, Greensboro, NC: October 6, 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) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–64,166; Best Foam, Inc., Sherman, MS: October 2, 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. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2009 / Notices 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. TA–W–64,667; Wichorus, Inc., San Jose, CA. 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–64,257; Vanguard Furniture, Conover, NC. 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–64,171; Glen X Machine, Wheeling Brake Band and Friction Mfg., Glen Dale, WV. TA–W–64,389; A. Schulman, Inc., Polybatch Color Center, Sharon Center, OH. TA–W–64,504; Canac Kitchens U.S. Limited, Statesville, NC. TA–W–64,681; United State Steel— Granite City Works, Granite City, IL. TA–W–64,574; Alcoa Tennessee Operations, Alcoa, TN. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–64,358; First American Title Insurance Company, Roseville, CA. TA–W–64,442; Technology Associates, Inc., dba Ranal, Inc., Measurement Point Division, Auburn Hills, MI. TA–W–64,451; Open Solutions, Inc., San Leandro Facility Item Processing Center, San Leandro, CA. 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 22 through December 26, 2008. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room N–5428, 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: January 7, 2009. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–641 Filed 1–13–09; 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 2139 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 January 26, 2009. 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 26, 2009. 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 N–5428, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of January 2009. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of 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 APPENDIX [TAA petitions instituted between 12/15/08 and 12/19/08] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES TA–W 64667 64668 64669 64670 64671 64672 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ VerDate Nov<24>2008 Date of institution Subject firm (petitioners) Location Wichorus, Inc. (State) ........................................................... Tenneco (State) .................................................................... Century Chain Plant 3 (Wkrs) .............................................. NXP Semiconductors (Comp) .............................................. Ermico Enterprises, Inc. (Wkrs) ........................................... Alcan Packaging GTA (State) .............................................. San Jose, CA ........................ Cozad, NE ............................. Hickory, NC ........................... Hopewell Junction, NY .......... San Francisco, CA ................ Syracuse, NE ........................ 21:01 Jan 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 12/15/08 12/15/08 12/15/08 12/15/08 12/15/08 12/15/08 Date of petition 12/12/08 12/12/08 12/11/08 12/02/08 12/12/08 12/12/08

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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 
22 through December 26, 2008.
    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

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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 of 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 
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.

None.

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

None.

    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-64,422; Mars Petcare US, Inc., A Subsidiary of Mars, Inc., 
Everson, PA: November 12, 2007.
TA-W-64,425; Tenere, Inc., Oakdale Division, Oakdale, MN: November 12, 
2007.
TA-W-64,446; Doutt Tool, Inc., Venango, PA: November 14, 2007.
TA-W-64,515; Perry Manufacturing, El Dorado Springs, MO: November 20, 
2007.

    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-64,235; DynAmerica Manufacturing, LLC, Muncie, IN: October 10, 
2007.
TA-W-64,250; Findlay Industries, Inc., Chesterfield, MO: October 17, 
2007.
TA-W-64,405; ITW Tomco, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Illinois Tool 
Works, Bryan, OH: November 25, 2008.
TA-W-64,594; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Waltham, MA: December 3, 2007.
TA-W-64,601; Bosch Communications Systems, Div. Telex Communications, A 
Subsidiary of Robert Bosch North America, Glencoe, MN: December 4, 
2007.
TA-W-64,611; Optima Batteries, Inc., A Subsidiary of Johnson Controls 
Battery Group, Aurora, CO: December 3, 2007.
TA-W-64,639; Acument Global Technologies, A Subsidiary of Platinum 
Equity, Camcar, LLC Division, Wytheville, VA: December 9, 2007.
TA-W-64,648; Cuno, Inc., A Subsidiary of 3M Company, Meriden, CT: 
December 10, 2007.
TA-W-64,690; Elixir Industries, Division 55, Vancouver, WA: December 
15, 2007.
TA-W-64,174; Loewenstein, Inc., A Division of Brown Jordan 
International, Greensboro, NC: October 6, 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) and section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have 
been met.

TA-W-64,166; Best Foam, Inc., Sherman, MS: October 2, 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.

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    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.

TA-W-64,667; Wichorus, Inc., San Jose, CA.

    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-64,257; Vanguard Furniture, Conover, NC.

    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-64,171; Glen X Machine, Wheeling Brake Band and Friction Mfg., 
Glen Dale, WV.
TA-W-64,389; A. Schulman, Inc., Polybatch Color Center, Sharon Center, 
OH.
TA-W-64,504; Canac Kitchens U.S. Limited, Statesville, NC.
TA-W-64,681; United State Steel--Granite City Works, Granite City, IL.
TA-W-64,574; Alcoa Tennessee Operations, Alcoa, TN.

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

TA-W-64,358; First American Title Insurance Company, Roseville, CA.
TA-W-64,442; Technology Associates, Inc., dba Ranal, Inc., Measurement 
Point Division, Auburn Hills, MI.
TA-W-64,451; Open Solutions, Inc., San Leandro Facility Item Processing 
Center, San Leandro, CA.

    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 22 through December 26, 2008. Copies of 
these determinations are available for inspection in Room N-5428, 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: January 7, 2009.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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