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Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under section 221(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (“the Act”) and 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 September 8, 2003.

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 September 8, 2003.

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 C-5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of August, 2003.

Linda G. Poole,

Acting Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Appendix.—Petitions Instituted Between 08/04/2003 and 08/08/2003

TA-WSubject firm (petitioners)LocationDate of institutionDate of petition
52,450VF Imagewear (Comp)Tupelo, MS08/04/200308/01/2003
52,451Saurer, Inc. (Wkrs)Charlotte, NC08/04/200307/28/2003
52,452Elastic Corp. of America, Inc. (Comp)Woolwine, VA08/04/200307/22/2003
52,453National Metal Abrasive (USWA)Wadsworth, OH08/04/200307/30/2003
52,454Pillowtex Corporation (UNITE)Scottsboro, AL08/04/200307/31/2003
52,455Waterloo Industries (Wkrs)Pocahontas, AR08/04/200307/24/2003
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52,456Cutler Hammer, Inc. (Comp)Brooksville, FL08/04/200308/01/2003
52,457Coherent, Inc. (Comp)Auburn, CA08/05/200308/04/2003
52,458APW (Comp)Creedmoor, NC08/05/200308/04/2003
52,459Tingley Rubber (USWA)So. Plainfield, NJ08/05/200308/04/2003
52,460Alice Manufacturing (Wkrs)Easley, SC08/05/200308/01/2003
52,461Fishing Vessel (F/V) Alert (Comp)Veronia, OR08/05/200307/22/2003
52,462F/V Joseph Booney (Comp)Cordova, AK08/05/200307/29/2003
52,463Kannapolis Energy Partners, LLC (Comp)Kannapolis, NC08/05/200307/31/2003
52,464Ace Packaging Systems (Comp)Newport, MI08/05/200308/04/2003
52,465Moog Aircraft (Comp)Salt Lake City, UT08/05/200307/31/2003
52,466USR Optonix, Inc. (Comp)Hackettstown, NJ08/05/200307/30/2003
52,467Johnson and Johnson Wound Management (Comp)Sherman, TX08/05/200308/04/2003
52,468Union Underwear Co., Inc. (Comp)Fayette, AL08/05/200308/04/2003
52,469Shell E and P Company (Comp)Houston, TX08/05/200307/30/2003
52,470Premium Security (Wkrs)Kentwood, MI08/05/200308/01/2003
52,471Eureka Company (The) (Wkrs)Bloomington, IL08/05/200308/04/2003
52,472Arlee Home Fashions (Wkrs)Mexico, MO08/05/200307/31/2003
52,473Maytag Corporation (Comp)Galesburg, IL08/06/200308/06/2003
52,474Kulicke and Soffa (Wkrs)Austin, TX08/07/200307/28/2003
52,475Pillowtex Corporation (UNITE)Scottsboro, Al08/08/200308/06/2003
52,476Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Fieldale, VA08/08/200308/06/2003
52,477Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Eden, NC08/08/200308/06/2003
52,478Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)China Grove, NC08/08/200308/06/2003
52,479Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Rockwell, NC08/08/200308/06/2003
52,480Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Concord, NC08/08/200308/06/2003
52,481Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Union, SC08/08/200308/06/2003
52,482Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Mauldin, SC08/08/200308/06/2003
52,483Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Dallas, TX08/08/200308/06/2003
52,484Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Chicago, IL08/08/200308/06/2003
52,485Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Hanover, PA08/08/200308/06/2003
52,486Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Los Angeles, CA08/08/200308/06/2003
52,487Pillowtex Corporation (Comp)Tunica, MS08/08/200308/06/2003
52,488McKenzie Forest Products, LLC (Comp)Myrtle Point, OR08/08/200308/06/2003
52,489Portola Packaging, Inc. (Comp)Sumter, SC08/08/200308/07/2003
52,490Vernon Plastics (UNITE)Haverhill, MA08/08/200308/07/2003
52,491Tembec Woodsville, Inc. (Wkrs)Woodsville, NH08/08/200308/06/2003
52,492Buckeye Lumberton, Inc. (Comp)Lumberton, NC08/08/200308/06/2003
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[FR Doc. 03-22122 Filed 8-28-03; 8:45 am]