Schulmanm, Inc. Polybatch Color Center, Sharon Center, OH; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, 10299-10300 [E9-5044]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 10, 2009 / Notices produced by the firm or a shift in production of the article, based on the investigation of the TAA/ATAA petition. After careful review on remand, the Department determines that a significant number or proportion of the workers in the appropriate subdivision of the subject firm was separated. Further, the Department determines that these workers performed activities related to the firm’s production of an article, that the firm shifted production of that article to a foreign country (and there were increased imports of like or directly competitive articles produced by the firm), and this shift in production was a factor in Plaintiffs’ separations. Based on the above, the Department determines that the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a)(2)(B) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, has been met. In accordance with Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA. The Department has determined in this case that the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the facts during the remand investigation, I determine that there was a shift of production from the workers’ firm or subdivision to Brazil of articles that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the subject firm or subdivision, and there has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of like or directly competitive articles. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Springs Global U.S. Inc., Springs Global Direct Division, SpringmaidWamsutta Factory Store, Lancaster, South Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 19, 2007, through two years from the issuance of this revised determination, are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:20 Mar 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 Signed at Washington, DC this 23rd day of February 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5040 Filed 3–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,932] Keeper Corporation, Including On-Site Leased Workers of AAA Staffing, North Windham, CT, Including Employees in Support of Keeper Corporation, North Windham, CT, Working in the Following Locations: TA–W–62,364D, West Grove, PA; TA–W–62,364E, Bountiful, UT; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance 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 March 13, 2008, applicable to workers of Keeper Corporation, including leased workers of AAA Staffing, North Windham, Connecticut. The notice was published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2008 (73 FR 16064). The certification was amended on December 5, 2008 to include employees in support of the North Windham, Connecticut location working out of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Smyrna, Tennessee. The notice was published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2008 (73 FR 76058– 76059). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of cargo control products such as tie downs, towing straps and bungee cords. New information shows that worker separations have occurred involving employees in support of the North Windham, Connecticut facility of Keeper Corporation working out of West Grove, Pennsylvania and Bountiful, Utah. Mr. Paul Delaney and Mr. William Hill provided sales functions supporting the production of cargo control products such as tie down, towing straps and bungee cords at the North Windham, Connecticut location of the subject firm. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10299 Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include employees of the North Windham, Connecticut facility of Keeper Corporation working out of West Grove, Pennsylvania and Bountiful, Utah. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Keeper Corporation, North Windham, Connecticut who were adversely affected by a shift in production of cargo control products such as tie downs, towing straps and bungee cords to China. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–62,932 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of Keeper Corporation, including on-site leased workers of AAA Staffing, North Windham, Connecticut (TA– W–62,932), all workers of Keeper Corporation, Manchester, Connecticut (TA– W–62,932A), including employees in support of Keeper Corporation, North Windham, Connecticut working out of Lawrenceville, Georgia (TA–W–62,932B), Smyrna, Tennessee (TA–W–62,932C), West Grove, Pennsylvania (TA–W–62,932D) and Bountiful, Utah (TA–W–62,932E), who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after February 28, 2007, through March 13, 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 25th day of February 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5039 Filed 3–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–64,389] Schulmanm, Inc. Polybatch Color Center, Sharon Center, OH; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application received on February 4, 2009, the petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the 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 determination was issued on December 22, 2008. The Notice of Determination was published E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 10300 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 10, 2009 / Notices in the Federal Register on January 14, 2009 (74 FR 2139). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of color concentrates did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift in production to a foreign source occurred. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information regarding a shift in production of color concentrates to Mexico. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974. subject firm increased during the period of January through November 2008, when compared to the same period in 2007. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information indicating that sales and production at the subject facility declined during the relevant period and that the subject firm imported products like or directly competitive with the products manufactured at the subject firm. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974. 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. 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 24th day of February 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5044 Filed 3–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Conclusion Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5045 Filed 3–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–64,505] [TA–W–61,780] SB Acquisition, LLC, DBA Saunders Brothers, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Manpower Fryeburg, ME; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers From Elwood Staffing, Account Temps and PMI, Currently Known as Spartan Staffing, Martinsville, IN; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance By application dated January 29, 2009, the petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the 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 determination was issued on January 2, 2009. The Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2009 (74 FR 4464). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that sales and production at the VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:20 Mar 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 July 20, 2007, applicable to workers of Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Inc., Martinsville, Indiana. The notice was published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2007 (72 FR 42436). PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in the production of automotive speakers. New information shows that workers leased from Elwood Staffing, Account Temps and PMI, currently known as Spartan Staffing were employed on-site at the Martinsville, Indiana location of Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Inc. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Inc. to be considered leased workers. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from Elwood Staffing, Account Temps and PMI, currently known as Spartan Staffing, working on-site at the Martinsville, Indiana location of the subject firm. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers employed at Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Inc. who were adversely affected by a shift in production of automotive speakers to Mexico. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–61,780 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Inc., including on-site leased workers from Elwood Staffing, Account Temps and PMI, currently known as Spartan Staffing, Martinsville, Indiana, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after June 28, 2006 through July 20, 2009, 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 25th day of February 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5038 Filed 3–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 10, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10299-10300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-64,389]


Schulmanm, Inc. Polybatch Color Center, Sharon Center, OH; Notice 
of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration

    By application received on February 4, 2009, the petitioner 
requested administrative reconsideration of the 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 determination was 
issued on December 22, 2008. The Notice of Determination was published

[[Page 10300]]

in the Federal Register on January 14, 2009 (74 FR 2139).
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
based on the finding that imports of color concentrates did not 
contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no 
shift in production to a foreign source occurred.
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided 
additional information regarding a shift in production of color 
concentrates to Mexico.
    The Department has carefully reviewed the request for 
reconsideration and the existing record and has determined that the 
Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the 
workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974.

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 24th day of February 2009.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E9-5044 Filed 3-9-09; 8:45 am]
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