IAC Canton, Inc., a Subsidiary of International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc., Canton, OH; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 2633 [E9-647]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Notices 24, 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.’’ DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–64,083] Signed in Washington, DC, this 8th day of January 2009. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–645 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] American Axle & Manufacturing, Detroit Manufacturing Complex, Holbrook Avenue and Saint Aubin, Detroit, MI; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on November 24, 2008, applicable to all workers of American Axle & Manufacturing, Detroit Manufacturing Complex, Detroit, Michigan. The notice was published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75137). In response to a petition filed by a State agency representative on behalf of workers producing auto parts at American Axle & Manufacturing, Detroit Forge Plant, 8435 Saint Aubin, Detroit, Michigan (TA–W–64,742), the Department reviewed the certification for workers of American Axle & Manufacturing, Detroit Manufacturing Complex, Detroit, Michigan (TA–W– 64,083). The review shows that the address for the Detroit Complex is 1840 Holbrook Avenue and is comprised of multiple plants producing drive train components, including axle, steering linkage, and other metal-formed products. Two of the firm’s sites, Saint Aubin and Holbrook Avenue, merged in 2007. When these locations were merged, the Holbrook address became the primary address for the multiple plants in the Detroit Complex. The Department is amending the certification to clarify that the certification is to cover all workers of American Axle & Manufacturing, Detroit Manufacturing Complex, including those workers in forge and non-forge plants at Saint Aubin and Holbrook Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. The amended notice applicable to TAW–64,083 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of American Axle & Manufacturing, Detroit Manufacturing Complex, Saint Aubin and Holbrook Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 16, 2007 through November VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:58 Jan 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,897] IAC Canton, Inc., a Subsidiary of International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc., Canton, OH; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On November 6, 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 13, 2008 (73 FR 67207). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The petitioner alleged that the subject firm has been moving the dash insulator equipment to Canada and requested that an investigation of a shift in production to Canada be undertaken. The Department of Labor contacted a company official to verify this information. The company official stated that no production of rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats and no equipment have been moved from the subject facility to Canada. The company official also provided a statement that the production was shifted from the subject facility to Springfield, Tennessee. The petitioner further alleges that production at the subject firm has been negatively impacted by increase in sales of imported vehicles. The petitioner concludes that because rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats are used to manufacture vehicles and sales and production of rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats at the subject firm have been negatively impacted by increasing presence of PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2633 foreign imports of vehicles on the market, workers of the subject firm should be eligible for TAA. In order to establish import impact, the Department must consider imports that are like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject firm. The Department conducted a survey of the subject firm’s major declining customer regarding its purchases of rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats. The survey revealed that the declining customer did not import rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats in 2006, 2007 and during January through July 2008. Imports of vehicles cannot be considered like or directly competitive with rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats produced by IAC Canton, Inc., Canton, Ohio, and imports of vehicles are not relevant in this investigation. Whether the subject firm’s customers were import impacted is relevant to a determination of whether subject firm workers are eligible for TAA based on the subject firm being a secondary upstream supplier of a trade certified primary firm. For certification on the basis of the workers’ firm being a secondary upstream supplier, the subject firm must produce component parts of an article that was the basis for a TAA certification of customer(s) during the relevant period. The Department conducted a further investigation and determined that none of the customers of the subject firm was certified eligible for TAA 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 IAC Canton, Inc., a subsidiary of International Automotive Components Group, North America, Inc., Canton, Ohio. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of January 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–647 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-63,897]


IAC Canton, Inc., a Subsidiary of International Automotive 
Components Group North America, Inc., Canton, OH; Notice of Negative 
Determination on Reconsideration

    On November 6, 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 13, 2008 (73 FR 67207).
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
based on the finding that imports of rubber sheets, dash insulators, 
and rubber floor mats did not contribute importantly to worker 
separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign 
source occurred.
    The petitioner alleged that the subject firm has been moving the 
dash insulator equipment to Canada and requested that an investigation 
of a shift in production to Canada be undertaken.
    The Department of Labor contacted a company official to verify this 
information. The company official stated that no production of rubber 
sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats and no equipment have 
been moved from the subject facility to Canada. The company official 
also provided a statement that the production was shifted from the 
subject facility to Springfield, Tennessee.
    The petitioner further alleges that production at the subject firm 
has been negatively impacted by increase in sales of imported vehicles. 
The petitioner concludes that because rubber sheets, dash insulators, 
and rubber floor mats are used to manufacture vehicles and sales and 
production of rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats at 
the subject firm have been negatively impacted by increasing presence 
of foreign imports of vehicles on the market, workers of the subject 
firm should be eligible for TAA.
    In order to establish import impact, the Department must consider 
imports that are like or directly competitive with those produced at 
the subject firm. The Department conducted a survey of the subject 
firm's major declining customer regarding its purchases of rubber 
sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats. The survey revealed 
that the declining customer did not import rubber sheets, dash 
insulators, and rubber floor mats in 2006, 2007 and during January 
through July 2008.
    Imports of vehicles cannot be considered like or directly 
competitive with rubber sheets, dash insulators, and rubber floor mats 
produced by IAC Canton, Inc., Canton, Ohio, and imports of vehicles are 
not relevant in this investigation.
    Whether the subject firm's customers were import impacted is 
relevant to a determination of whether subject firm workers are 
eligible for TAA based on the subject firm being a secondary upstream 
supplier of a trade certified primary firm. For certification on the 
basis of the workers' firm being a secondary upstream supplier, the 
subject firm must produce component parts of an article that was the 
basis for a TAA certification of customer(s) during the relevant 
period.
    The Department conducted a further investigation and determined 
that none of the customers of the subject firm was certified eligible 
for TAA 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 IAC Canton, Inc., a subsidiary of 
International Automotive Components Group, North America, Inc., Canton, 
Ohio.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of January 2009.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E9-647 Filed 1-14-09; 8:45 am]
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