Truseal Technologies, Inc., A Division of Quanex Building Products Corporation, Barbourville, Kentucky; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 62264-62265 [2012-25136]

Download as PDF 62264 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 198 / Friday, October 12, 2012 / Notices APPENDIX—Continued [31 TAA petitions instituted between 9/24/12 and 9/28/12] TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 82016 ................ Trostel, Limited (Company) .................................................. Whitewater, WI ...................... [FR Doc. 2012–25133 Filed 10–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Virtual Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of a virtual meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. APP. 1), notice is hereby given to announce an open virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on November 14–15, 2012, which can be accessed from the Office of Apprenticeship’s (OA) homepage: http://www.doleta.gov/oa/. 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The meeting agenda will include the following: ➢ Improving Completion Rates ➢ Final Recommendations and Report to the Secretary ➢ Pre-Apprenticeship Update ➢ Community Based Organizations (CBO) White Paper ➢ Efforts to Improve Opportunities for Veterans ➢ Sector Caucus Breakout Sessions and Report Outs ➢ Annual Outlook: Finalize Workgroups and Implementation Strategies for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 ➢ Other Matters of Interest to the Apprenticeship Community ➢ Public Comment Any member of the public who wishes to speak at the meeting should indicate the nature of the intended presentation and the amount of time needed by furnishing a written statement to the Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, by Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The Chairperson will announce at the beginning of the meeting the extent to which time will permit the granting of such requests. Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of October, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–25121 Filed 10–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–81,351] Truseal Technologies, Inc., A Division of Quanex Building Products Corporation, Barbourville, Kentucky; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On April 27, 2012, the Department of Labor issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of Truseal Technologies, a Division of Quanex Building Products Corporation, Barbourville, Kentucky (subject firm). The subject firm produces flashing used in building construction E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 198 / Friday, October 12, 2012 / Notices and sealants used in window and door products and photovoltaic panels. Workers are not separately identifiable by article produced. The negative determination was based on the Department’s findings of no subject firm sales or production declines and no shift of production to a foreign country. Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c), reconsideration may be granted under the following circumstances: (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered that the determination complained of was erroneous; (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a misinterpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. The request for reconsideration alleges that the subject firm has shifted to Germany the production of articles like or directly competitive with the flashing and sealant produced by the subject firm and that this information was provided by a company official. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department received confirmation from the subject firm of no shift to (or acquisition from) a foreign country the production of articles like or directly competitive with the flashing and sealant produced by the subject firm. Rather, the subject firm consolidated production to an existing, affiliated domestic facility. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department also contacted the company official identified in the request for reconsideration. The company official clarified that, while the subject firm does have a facility in Germany, there was no shift in production to any facility than the Cambridge, Ohio facility and the workers who filed the request for reconsideration had misunderstood him. Previously-submitted information revealed that subject firm employment, sales, and production did not decline prior to the plant closure in August 2012. Rather, employment, sales, and production increased in 2011 from 2010 levels. Therefore, after careful review of previously-submitted information, the request for reconsideration, and information obtained during reconsideration investigation, the Department determines that 29 CFR 90.18(c) has not been met. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:59 Oct 11, 2012 Jkt 229001 Conclusion After careful reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Truseal Technologies, a Division of Quanex Building Products Corporation, Barbourville, Kentucky. Signed in Washington, DC on this 27th day of September, 2012. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–25136 Filed 10–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–80,525] Long Elevator & Machine Company, Inc., Including Workers Whose Wages Were Reported Through Kone, Inc., Riverton, IL; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On May 21, 2012, the Department of Labor issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for workers and former workers of Long Elevator & Machine Company, Inc., including workers whose wages were reported through Kone, Inc., Riverton, Illinois (hereafter referred to as Long Elevator & Machine Company or the subject firm). The Department’s Notice was published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2012 (77 FR 33490). The workers’ firm was engaged in activities related to the supply of elevator production and repair services. The subject worker group was engaged in activities related to the supply of elevator repair services, which included production of repair parts (elevator component parts). Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c), reconsideration may be granted under the following circumstances: (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered that the determination complained of was erroneous; (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a mis- interpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on no shift in production of elevator PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62265 component parts to a foreign country and no increased imports of elevator component parts (or like or directly competitive articles). Rather, the supply of elevator repair services and production of elevator components at the subject firm was consolidated to another facility within the United States by the parent company, Kone, Inc. In the request for reconsideration, a worker alleged that the subject firm’s parent company had shifted abroad the production of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject firm facility of Long Elevator & Machine Company. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department clarified information provided by workers, sought confirmation of previouslysubmitted information from the subject firm, and obtained new information from the subject firm. Information obtained during the reconsideration investigation confirmed that neither the subject firm nor its parent company shifted to (or acquired from) a foreign country the production of articles like or directly competitive with the elevator component parts produced by the subject workers and that neither the subject firm nor its parent company shifted to (or acquired from) a foreign country the supply of services like or directly competitive with the repair services supplied by the subject workers. Because each component part is specific to an elevator and the replacement parts produced at the Riverton, Illinois facility are for existing elevators, the component parts used in new elevators are not directly competitive with those for repaired elevators. Although Kone, Inc. has facilities abroad which produce new elevators for installation, elevators are not like or directly competitive with elevator parts because component parts are not like or directly competitive with finished articles (elevators). The subject firm confirmed that component parts which are like or directly competitive with those formerly produced at the Riverton, Illinois facility are produced at other domestic facilities. Therefore, after careful review of existing information, the request for reconsideration, and new information obtained during the reconsideration investigation, the Department determines that 29 CFR 90.18(c) has not been met. Conclusion After careful reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-81,351]


Truseal Technologies, Inc., A Division of Quanex Building 
Products Corporation, Barbourville, Kentucky; Notice of Negative 
Determination on Reconsideration

    On April 27, 2012, the Department of Labor issued an Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers 
and former workers of Truseal Technologies, a Division of Quanex 
Building Products Corporation, Barbourville, Kentucky (subject firm). 
The subject firm produces flashing used in building construction

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and sealants used in window and door products and photovoltaic panels. 
Workers are not separately identifiable by article produced.
    The negative determination was based on the Department's findings 
of no subject firm sales or production declines and no shift of 
production to a foreign country.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c), reconsideration may be granted under 
the following circumstances:
    (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered 
that the determination complained of was erroneous;
    (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on 
a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or
    (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a 
misinterpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of 
the decision.
    The request for reconsideration alleges that the subject firm has 
shifted to Germany the production of articles like or directly 
competitive with the flashing and sealant produced by the subject firm 
and that this information was provided by a company official.
    During the reconsideration investigation, the Department received 
confirmation from the subject firm of no shift to (or acquisition from) 
a foreign country the production of articles like or directly 
competitive with the flashing and sealant produced by the subject firm. 
Rather, the subject firm consolidated production to an existing, 
affiliated domestic facility.
    During the reconsideration investigation, the Department also 
contacted the company official identified in the request for 
reconsideration. The company official clarified that, while the subject 
firm does have a facility in Germany, there was no shift in production 
to any facility than the Cambridge, Ohio facility and the workers who 
filed the request for reconsideration had misunderstood him.
    Previously-submitted information revealed that subject firm 
employment, sales, and production did not decline prior to the plant 
closure in August 2012. Rather, employment, sales, and production 
increased in 2011 from 2010 levels.
    Therefore, after careful review of previously-submitted 
information, the request for reconsideration, and information obtained 
during reconsideration investigation, the Department determines that 29 
CFR 90.18(c) has not been met.

Conclusion

    After careful reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of 
negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment 
assistance for workers and former workers of Truseal Technologies, a 
Division of Quanex Building Products Corporation, Barbourville, 
Kentucky.

    Signed in Washington, DC on this 27th day of September, 2012.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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