In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on June 15, 2004, applicable to workers of the WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Longview Plant, Bed Products Division, Hickory, North Carolina. The notice was published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2004 (69 FR 40983). On April 8, 2005, in accordance with Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), the same worker group was issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2005 (70 FR 25864).
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 comforters.
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., Longview Plant, Bed Products Division who were adversely affected by increased imports.
The amended notice applicable to TA-W-55,006 is hereby issued as follows:
All workers of WestPoint Stevens, Inc., Now Known as WestPoint Home, Inc., Longview Plant, Bed Products Division, Hickory, North Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after June 1, 2003, through June 15, 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.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of August, 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-5186 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]
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