In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA-W) issued during the period of March, 2002.
In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222 of the Act must be met:
(1) That a significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision thereof, have become totally or partially separated,
(2) That sales or production, or both, of the firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely, and
(3) That increases of imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by the firm or appropriate subdivision have contributed importantly to the separations, or threat thereof, and to the absolute decline in sales or production.
Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance
In each of the following cases the investigation revealed that criterion (3) has not been met. A survey of customers indicated that increased imports did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the firm.
TA-W-40,157 & A; The Steel Group, The Steel Co., Chicago, IL and Midwest Annealing and Processing Corp., East Chicago, IN
TA-W-40,436 & A; Dometic Corp., Awning Line, LAGrange, IN
TA-W-39,747; Precision Flame, Inc., Bourbonnais, IL
TA-W-40,672; Trio Dyeing and Finishing Co., Inc., Paterson, NJ
TA-W-40,453; Penley Corp., West Paris, ME
In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.
Increased imports did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the firm.
TA-W-40,773; S-B Power Tool Co., Walnut Ridge, AR
TA-W-40,720 & A; Rohm Device USA LLC, 760 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA, Rohm Device USA LLC, 760 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA and Rohm Device USA LLC, 611 N. Pastoria Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
TA-W-40,550; Nokia, Inc., Nokia Networks, Product Operation, Fort Worth, TX
The workers firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.
TA-W-40,497; Lundeen's Inc., North Platte, NE
TA-W-40,444; Purcell Tire and Rubber Co., Santa Rita, NM
TA-W-39,282 & A,B,C,D,E; Standard Corp., Integrated Logistics, Wilmington, NC, Leland, NC, Kinston, NC, Grifton, NC Charleston, SC and Moncks Corner, SC
The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. Sales or production did not decline during the relevant period as required for certification.
TA-W-40,684; Independent Tool and Manufacturing, Inc., Meadville, PA
TA-W-40,610; The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Gadsden, AL
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.
TA-W-39,268; Whemco, Machine Shop, Homestead, PA: April 27, 2000
TA-W-39,269; Whemco, Midland, PA: April 27, 2000
TA-W-39,790; Vishay Intertechnologies, Inc., Vishay Cera-Mite Div., Oconto, WI: July 24, 2000
TA-W-40,149; Alphabet Engineer-Design Center, A Div. of Stoneridge, Inc., Cortland, OH: September 1, 2000
TA-W-40,270; Solectron Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC: October 9, 2000
TA-W-40,311; Buckeye Steel Castings Co., Columbus, OH: October 17, 2000
TA-W-40,382; Corning Asahi Video, A Div. of Corning, Inc., State College, PA: October 25, 2000. Chillicothe, OH: September 26, 2000
TA-W-40,409; Bogner of America, Inc., Newport, VT: November 21, 2000
TA-W-40,674 & A; B.B. Walker Co., Asheboro, NC and Bender Shoe Co., Somerset, PA: January 28, 2001
TA-W-40,475; New Holland North America, Inc., CNH Global N.V., Belleville, PA: January 4, 2001
TA-W-40,874; 3M Bedford Park, Industrial Tape and Specialty Div., Bedford Park, IL: January 25, 2001
TA-W-40,930; Prudential Steel, Inc., A Div. of Maverick Tube Co., Longview, WA: February 25, 2001
TA-W-40,436; Dometic Corp., Air Conditioning Line, LaGrange, IN: November 12, 2000
TA-W-40,814; Master Lock Co., A Subsidiary of Fortune Brands, Inc., Milwaukee, WI: January 25, 2001
TA-W-40,792; American Drew, A Div. of Ladd Furniture, Inc., North Wilkesboro, NC: December 5, 2000
TA-W-40,791; Lea Industries, A Div. of Ladd Furniture, Inc., Waynesville, NC: December 5, 2000
TA-W-40,739; Molycorp., Inc., A Subsidiary of Unocal, Questa, NM: January 8, 2001
TA-W-40,683; Vic's Custom Raft Frames, Inc., Grants Pass, OR: December 26, 2000
TA-W-40,648; Domino Amjet, Inc., Gurnee, IL: November 20, 2000
TA-W-40,681; Biokyowa, Inc., A Subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Kogyo, Ltd, Cape Girardeau, MO: December 12, 2000
TA-W-40,664; Ferro Corp., Cesco Plant, Crooksville, OH: December 6, 2000
TA-W-40,633; Morrison Berkshire, Inc., North Adams, MA: January 15, 2001
TA-W-40,626; Allegheny Tool and Manufacturing Co., Inc., Meadville, PA: November 27, 2000
TA-W-40,625; Crane Pumps and Systems, Decatur, IL: September 26, 2000 Start Printed Page 13013
TA-W-40,611; Hammond Power Solutions, Inc., Baraboo, WI: January 11, 2001
TA-W-40,571; Moon Tool and Die Co., Inc., Conneaut Lake, PA: October 22, 2000
TA-W-40,565; Environ, Inc., d/b/a Forrester's, Portland, OR: October 26, 2000
TA-W-40,384; K S Bearings, Inc., Greensburg, IN: November 16, 2000
TA-W-40,267; Lamb Technicon, A Div. of Unova, Warren, MI: October 12, 2000
TA-W-40,062; Tradewinds Cleaning Systems, Inc., Neosho, MO: September 4, 2000
TA-W-39,238; Amtec Precision Products, Inc., St. Clair Shores, MI: April 23, 2000
TA-W-40,563A & B; Bestform, Inc., Johnstown Distribution Center, Johnstown, PA and Windber Sewing Facility, Windber, PA: December 14, 2000
TA-W-40,563; Bestform, Inc., Broad Street Sewing Facility, Johnstown, PA: December 22, 2001
TA-W-40,508; Lexington Home Brands, Plant 16, Spruce Pines, NC: October 23, 2000
TA-W-49,442; Sohnen Enterprises, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA: May 25, 2000
TA-W-40,413; Mikes, Inc., Rod Shop, South Roxana, IL: November 13, 2000
Also, pursuant to Title V of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (P.L. 103-182) concerning transitional adjustment assistance hereinafter called (NAFTA-TAA) and in accordance with section 250(a), Subchapter D, Chapter 2, Title II, of the Trade Act as amended, the Department of Labor presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for NAFTA-TAA issued during the month of March, 2002.
In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for NAFTA-TAA the following group eligibility requirements of section 250 of the Trade Act must be met:
(1) That a significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision thereof, (including workers in any agricultural firm or appropriate subdivision thereof) have become totally or partially separated from employment and either—
(2) That sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely,
(3) That imports from Mexico or Canada of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have increased, and that the increases imports contributed importantly to such workers' separations or threat or separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or
(4) That there has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or subdivision to Mexico or Canada of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by the firm or subdivision.
Negative Determinations NAFA-TAA
In each of the following cases the investigation revealed that criteria (3) and (4) were not met. Imports from Canada or Mexico did not contribute importantly to workers' separations. There was no shift in production from the subject firm to Canada or Mexico during the relevant period.
NAFTA-TAA-05612A; Dometic Corp., Awning Line, LaGrange, IN
NAFTA-TAA-05379; Diamond Tool and Die, Townville, PA
NAFTA-TAA-05399; Shirts Plus II, Inc., Loretto, TN
NAFTA-TAA-05543; Nokia, Inc., Nokia Networks, Product Operations, Fort Worth TX
NAFTA-TAA-05715; Bilco Manufacturing Corp., Macon, GA
NAFTA-TAA-05372; New Era Textile Parts Co. Ltd, Gastonia, NC
NAFTA-TAA-05874; Bestform, Inc., Windber Cutting Facility, Windber, PA
NAFTA-TAA-05134; Precision Flame, Inc., Bourbonnais, IL
Affirmative Determinations NAFTA-TAA
NAFTA-TAA-05174; Engel Machinery, York, PA: July 6, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-05612; Dometic Corp., Air Conditioning Line, LaGrange, IN: November 12, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-04929; Sohnen Enterprises, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA: May 10, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-05018; Michigan Rivet Corp., Div. of McLaughlin Co., Petoskey, MI: June 20, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-05478; Conectl Corp., formerly Preco New Products, Boise, ID: September 19, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-05532; Flextronics International, Palm Habor, FL: November 7, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-05650; Holland Binkley Co., Axle Products Div., Delphos, OH: November 3, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-05744; Hayworth Inc., Holland Wood Plant, Holland, MI: December 4, 2000
NAFTA-TAA-05770; Kolenda Tool and Die, Inc., Wyoming, MI: January 23, 2001
NAFTA-TAA-05818; S-B Power Tool Co., Walnut Ridge, AR: January 28, 2001
NAFTA-TAA-05846; Evy of California, Bakersfield, CA: January 22, 2001
NAFTA-TAA-5860; Arlee Home Fashions, Leachville, AR: February 18, 2001
I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of March, 2002. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C-5311, 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.Start Signature
Dated: March 8, 2002.
Edward A. Tomchick,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 02-6670 Filed 3-19-02; 8:45 am]
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