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 a Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on July 14, 2004, applicable to workers of the WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Fairfax Manufacturing Plant, Valley, Alabama. The notice was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2004 (69 FR 46575).
At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in manufacturing and weaving yarn.
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.
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., Fairfax Manufacturing Plant who were adversely affected by increased imports.
The amended notice applicable to TA-W-54,978 is hereby issued as follows:
All workers of WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Now Known as WestPoint Home, Inc., Fairfax Manufacturing Plant, Valley, Alabama, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 24, 2003, through March 28, 2007, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974.
I further determine that all workers of West Point Stevens, Inc., Now Known as WestPoint Home, Inc., Fairfax Manufacturing Plant, Valley, Alabama, are denied eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of August, 2005.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-5185 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]
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