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Westpoint Stevens, Inc., Now Known as Westpoint Home, Inc, Drakes Branch, VA; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

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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 May 20, 2004, applicable to workers of the WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Drakes Branch, Virginia. The notice was published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2004 (69 FR 33942).

At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of bath towels.

Information submitted to the Department shows that on August 8, 2005, American Real Estate Partners purchased WestPoint Stevens, Inc. and is now known as WestPoint Home, Inc. Start Printed Page 56493

Accordingly, the Department is amending this certification to reflect the new ownership.

The intent of the Department's certification is to include all workers of WestPoint Stevens, Inc. who were adversely affected by increased imports.

The amended notice applicable to TA-W-54,883 is hereby issued as follows:

All workers of WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Now Known as WestPoint Home, Inc., Drakes Branch, Virginia, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 28, 2003, through May 20, 2006, 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.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of August, 2005.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E5-5184 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]

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