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In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA-W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA-W) number issued during the periods of December 2005.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for directly-impacted (primary) worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met.

I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied:

A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and

C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or

II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied:

A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

B. There has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and

C. One of the following must be satisfied:

1. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States;

2. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or

3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision.

Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance as an adversely affected secondary group to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met.

(1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

(2) The workers' firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and

(3) Either—

(A) The workers' firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers' firm; or

(B) A loss or business by the workers' firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers' separation or threat of separation.

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.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of (a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of Section 222 have been met.

TA-W-58,072; Engineered Specialty Plastics, Hot Springs, AR, 10/25/2004.

TA-W-58,188; Staley Fabricators, Inc., D/B/A Wright's Furniture, Staley, NC, 8/9/2005.

TA-W-58,251; Foamex LP, Consumer Products Group, Leased Workers—TEC Staffing, Fort Smith, AR, 11/17/2004.

TA-W-58,252; Flair Design Limited, Also known as FDL, Inc., Alexandria, IN, 11/17/2004.

TA-W-58,265; VF Jeanswear Service Support Center, Greensboro, NC, 11/21/2004.

TA-W-58,285; Sax Hosiery, Inc., Gibsonville, NC, 1/28/2005.

TA-W-58,293; DeVaughn Woodworks, Inc., Marietta, MS, 11/29/2004.

TA-W-58,332; Vera and Bob Holte Associate, Inc., d/b/a Holte, Los Angeles, CA, 11/23/2004.

TA-W-58,352; Cavert Wire Co., Lemont Furnace, PA, 10/4/2004.

TA-W-58,368; Coherent, Inc., Electronic Products—Auburn Div., Auburn, CA, 10/21/2004.

TA-W-58,376; Lati USA, Inc., Summerville, SC, 11/1/2004.

TA-W-58,376A; Lati USA, Inc., Summerville, SC, Louisville, KY, 10/31/2004.

TA-W-58,389; Glass Group, Inc. (The), New Mold Shop, Millville, NJ, 10/9/2004.

TA-W-58,400; MoltechPower Systems, Inc., Subsidiary of Shanghai Tire and Rubber Company, Alachua, FL, 10/31/2004.

TA-W-58,422; Western Forge, Murphy, NC, 12/6/2004.

TA-W-58,434; Burlen Corporation, Plant #1, Tifton, GA, 12/10/2005. Start Printed Page 620

TA-W-58,467; Scottsburg Plastics, Inc., Scottsburg, IN, 10/29/2004.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of (a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of Section 222 have been met.

TA-W-58,074; Jasco Fabrics, Inc., New York, NY, 11/1/2004.

TA-W-58,257; Motorola, Inc., Embedded Communication Computing, Supply Chain Division, Tempe, AZ, 9/14/2004.

TA-W-58,266; U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co., Chattanooga Valve and Fittings Plant, Chattanooga, TN, 10/31/2004.

TA-W-58,281; H.B. Williamson Co., d/b/a Williamson Co. (The), Fairfield, IL, 11/2/2004.

TA-W-58,283; Hartz and Company, Inc., Hartz-Broadway, Inc. Division, Broadway, VA, 11/7/2004.

TA-W-58,289; Eaton, Electrical Components Div., Beaver, PA, 11/8/2004.

TA-W-58,299; Tecumseh Products Co., Power Div., Corinth, MS, 11/9/2005.

TA-W-58,300; Kentucky Derby Hosiery Company, Plant 9, Ablest Staffing, Wytheville, VA, 11/10/2004.

TA-W-58,313; Superior Essex, Active Industries, Brownsville, TX, 11/10/2004.

TA-W-58,344; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., New England Operations, Waltham, MA, 11/29/2004.

TA-W-58,344A; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., New England Operations, Watertown, MA, 10/24/2004.

TA-W-58,420; Stoneridge Alphabet, Orwell Division, On-Site Leased Workers of Kelly Temporary Services, Orwell, OH, 11/8/2004.

TA-W-58,443; Amorim Industrial Solutions, Inc., Corticeira Amorim S.G.P.S., Trevor, WI, 11/23/2004.

TA-W-58,452; Ishikawa Gasket America, Inc., Bowling Green, OH, 12/2/2004.

TA-W-58,460; Glenoit Fabrics, A Subsidiary of Haikin, USA, Tarboro, NC, 12/5/2004.

TA-W-58,470; Great Lakes Industry, Inc., Jackson, MI, 11/28/2004.

The following certification has been issued. The requirement of supplier to a trade certified firm has been met.

TA-W-58,247; Guilford Mills, Inc., Automotive Division, Kenansville, NC, 10/29/2004.

TA-W-58,488; River City Metal Products, Keokuk, IA, 12/5/2004.

The following certification has been issued. The requirement of downstream producer to a trade certified firm has been met.

None.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.

The investigation revealed that criterion (a)(2)(A)(I.A) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A) (no employment decline) has not been met.

TA-W-58,177; Rexnord Disc Coupling Operation, Coupling Division, Warren, PA.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met.

TA-W-58,201; Hewlett-Packard Co., IPG—Global Hardware Manufacturing Operations, Boise, ID.

TA-W-58,208; Allegheny Ludlum Corp., Plant Protection Department, Brackenridge, PA.

TA-W-58,237; Erie Steel Products Company, Erie, PA.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met.

TA-W-58,248; Cerro Fabricated Products, Inc., Weyers Cave, VA.

TA-W-58,276; Allegheny Energy, Inc., Information Technology Department, Greensburg, PA.

TA-W-58,286; Honeywell International, Commercial Aviation Products, Coon Rapids, MN.

TA-W-58,291; M. Swift and Sons, Inc., Hartford, CT.

TA-W-58,292; Tembec USA, LLC, Tembec, Inc., St. Francisville, LA.

TA-W-58,025; Kealey-Johnson Wholesale Florist, Abingdon, VA.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.)(Increased imports and (a)(2)(B)(II.C) (has shifted production to a foreign country) have not been met.

TA-W-58,301; Xerox Corporation, Xerox Office Group, Wilsonville, OR.

TA-W-58,309; OBG Manufacturing Company, Liberty, KY.

TA-W-58,310; Resource, Inc., Tallmadge, OH.

The workers firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

TA-W-58,328; Motorola, Inc., Subscriber Repair Operations, Elgin, IL.

TA-W-58,339; Saint-Gobain Crystals, Division of Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastic, Washougal, WA.

TA-W-58,353; James R. Lawson Trucking, Mill Creek, PA.

TA-W-58,403; Integreo, Inc., Tifton, GA.

TA-W-58,426; Laird Technologies, Schaumburg, IL.

TA-W-58,440; American Apparel Corporation, Knoxville, TN.

The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. The workers firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier or downstream producer to trade-affected companies.

None.

Affirmative Determinations for Alternative Trade Ajdustment Assistance

In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.

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 determinations.

In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(ii) have been met.

I. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 50 years of age or older.

II. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are not easily transferable.

III. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse).

TA-W-58,376A; Lati USA, Inc., Summersville, South Carolina, Louisville, KY, 10/31/2004.

TA-W-58,072; Engineered Specialty Plastics, Hot Springs, AR, 10/25/2004.

TA-W-58,188; Staley Fabricators, Inc., D/B/A Wright's Furniture, Staley, NC, 8/9/2005.

TA-W-58,251; Foamex LP, Consumer Products Group, Leased Workers—EC Staffing, Fort Smith, AR, 11/17/2004.

TA-W-58,252; Flair Design Limited, Also known as FDL, Inc., Alexandria, IN, 11/17/2004.

TA-W-58,265; VF Jeanswear Service Support Center, Greensboro, NC, 11/21/2004.

TA-W-58,285; Sax Hosiery, Inc., Gibsonville, NC, 1/28/2005.

TA-W-58,293; DeVaughn Woodworks, Inc., Marietta, MS, 11/29/2004.

TA-W-58,332; Vera and Bob Holte Associate, Inc., d/b/a Holte, Los Angeles, CA, 11/23/2004. Start Printed Page 621

TA-W-58,352; Cavert Wire Co., Lemont Furnace, PA, 10/4/2004.

TA-W-58,368; Coherent, Inc., Electronic Products-Auburn Div, Auburn, CA, 10/21/2004.

TA-W-58,376; Lati USA, Inc., Summerville, SC, 11/1/2004.

TA-W-58,389; Glass Group, Inc. (The), New Mold Shop, Millville, NJ, 10/9/2004.

TA-W-58,400; MoltechPower Systems, Inc., Subsidiary of Shanghai Tyre and Rubber Company, Alachua, FL, 10/31/2004.

TA-W-58,422; Western Forge, Murphy, NC, 12/6/2004.

TA-W-58,434; Burlen Corporation, Plant #1, Tifton, GA, 12/10/2005.

TA-W-58,467; Scottsburg Plastics, Inc., Scottsburg, IN, 10/29/2004.

TA-W-58,074; Jasco Fabrics, Inc., New York, NY, 11/1/2004.

TA-W-58,257; Motorola, Inc., Embedded Communication Computing, Supply Chain Division, Tempe, AZ, 9/14/2004.

TA-W-58,266; U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co., Chattanooga Valve and Fittings Plant, Chattanooga, TN, 10/31/2004.

TA-W-58,281; H.B. Williamson Co., d/b/a Williamson Co. (The), Fairfield, IL, 11/2/2004.

TA-W-58,283; Hartz and Company, Inc., Hartz-Broadway, Inc. Division, Broadway, VA, 11/7/2004.

TA-W-58,289; Eaton, Electrical Components Div., Beaver, PA, 11/8/2004.

TA-W-58,300; Kentucky Derby Hosiery Company, Plant 9, Ablest Staffing, Wytheville, VA, 11/10/2004.

TA-W-58,313; Superior Essex, Active Industries, Brownsville, TX, 11/10/2004.

TA-W-58,344; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., New England Operations, Waltham, MA, 11/29/2004.

TA-W-58,344A; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., New England Operations, Watertown, MA, 10/24/2004.

TA-W-58,420; Stoneridge Alphabet, Orwell Division, On-Site Leased Workers of Kelly Temporary Services, Orwell, OH, 11/8/2004.

TA-W-58,443; Amorim Industrial Solutions, Inc., Corticeira Amorim S.G.P.S., Trevor, WI, 11/23/2004.

TA-W-58,452; Ishikawa Gasket America, Inc., Bowling Green, OH, 12/2/2004.

TA-W-58,460; Glenoit Fabrics, A Subsidiary of Haikin, USA, Tarboro, NC, 12/5/2004.

TA-W-58,470; Great Lakes Industry, Inc., Jackson, MI, 11/28/2004.

TA-W-58,488; River City Metal Products, Keokuk, IA, 12/5/2004.

Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issued a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.

In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of Section 246(a)3)ii) have not been met for the reasons specified.

Since the workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA.

TA-W-58,177; Rexnord Disc Coupling Operation, Coupling Division, Warren, PA.

TA-W-58,201; Hewlett-Packard Co., IPG—Global Hardware Manufacturing Operations, Boise, ID.

TA-W-58,208; Allegheny Ludlum Corp., Plant Protection Department, Brackenridge, PA.

TA-W-58,237; Erie Steel Products Company, Erie, PA.

TA-W-58,248; Cerro Fabricated Products, Inc., Weyers Cave, VA.

TA-W-58,276; Allegheny Energy, Inc., Information Technology Department, Greensburg, PA.

TA-W-58,286; Honeywell International, Commercial Aviation Products, Coon Rapids, MN.

TA-W-58,291; M. Swift and Sons, Inc., Hartford, CT.

TA-W-58,292; Tembec USA, LLC, Tembec, Inc., St. Francisville, LA.

TA-W-58,301; Xerox Corporation, Xerox Office Group, Wilsonville, OR.

TA-W-58,309; OBG Manufacturing Company, Liberty, KY.

TA-W-58,310; Resource, Inc., Tallmadge, OH.

TA-W-58,328; Motorola, Inc., Subscriber Repair Operations, Elgin, IL.

TA-W-58,339; Saint-Gobain Crystals, Division of Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastic, Washougal, WA.

TA-W-58,353; James R. Lawson Trucking, Mill Creek, PA.

TA-W-58,403; Integreo, Inc., Tifton, GA.

TA-W-58,426; Laird Technologies, Schaumburg, IL.

TA-W-58,440; American Apparel Corporation, Knoxville, TN.

TA-W-58,466; Royal Indemnity Co., A Subsidiary of Royal and Sunalliance USA, Inc., Charlotte, NC.

TA-W-58,471; Columbia Gas of Ohio, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Nisource, Lorain, OH.

TA-W-58,329; Conopco, Inc., Unilever U.S., Asheboro, NC.

TA-W-58,356; Rug Barn (The), Abbeville, SC.

TA-W-58,394; Georgia-Pacific Corp., Old Town, ME.

TA-W-58,408; United States Sugar Corporation, Bryant, FL.

TA-W-58,475A; Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., Menswear Distribution Ctr., Milwaukie, OR.

TA-W-58,475B; Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., Bellevue Plant, Bellevue, NE.

TA-W-58,475C; Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., Washougal Mill, Washougal, WA.

TA-W-58,475D; Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., Pendleton Mill, Pendleton, OR.

The Department as determined that criterion (1) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm are 50 years of age or older.

None.

The Department as determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable.

None.

The Department as determined that criterion (3) of Section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers' industry are not adverse.

None.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of December 2005. 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.

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Dated: December 28, 2005.

Erica R. Cantor,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E5-8294 Filed 1-4-06; 8:45 am]

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