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Notice of Determinations 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, 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 period of June 9 through June 13, 2008.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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 for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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.

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.Start Printed Page 36575

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

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

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

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 Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

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

None.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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 Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-63,187; Baldwin Hardware Corporation, Reading, PA: October 12, 2007.

TA-W-63,231; Steelcase, Inc., Wood Plant, Caledonia, MI: April 18, 2007.

TA-W-63,251; Culp Woven Fabrics, A Division of Culp, Inc., Anderson, SC: April 23, 2007.

TA-W-63,275; Plastic Trim International, Inc., Beavercreek Division, Dayton, OH: April 28, 2007.

TA-W-63,302; BCS Cuyahoga, LLC, Subsidiary of BCS Industries, LLC, Solon, OH: May 2, 2007.

TA-W-63,357; Hanes Industries, A Subsidiary of Hanes Companies, Conover, NC: May 7, 2007.

TA-W-63,391; Pope and Talbot, Inc., Pulp Division, Halsey, OR: May 13, 2007.

TA-W-63,420D; Bernhardt Furniture Company, Plant 10, Cherryville, NC: May 20, 2007.

TA-W-62,825; Smart Parts, Inc., Loyalhanna, PA: February 9, 2007.

TA-W-62,825A; Smart Parts, Inc., Greensburg,PA: February 9, 2007.

TA-W-63,053; Mohawk ESV, Inc., Hiawassee, GA: March 12, 2007.

TA-W-63,181; The Hall China Company, East Liverpool, OH: June 9, 2007.

TA-W-63,211; Glen Gery Corporation, Somerville, NJ: April 11, 2007.

TA-W-63,228; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, Columbus, GA: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,228A; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, Atlanta, GA: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,228B; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, Employees of Galey and Lord, Inc. LLC, Greensboro, NC: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,228C; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, Employees of Galey and Lord, Inc. LLC, Los Angeles, CA: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,228D; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, Employees of Galey and Lord, Inc. LLC, Yeardley, PA: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,228E; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, Employees of Galey and Lord, Inc. LLC, San Francisco, CA: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,228F; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, Employees of Galey and Lord, Inc. LLC, Dallas, TX: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,228G; Galey and Lord Industries, LLC, dba Swift Galey, New York, NY: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,232; GAE Warren, LLC, Warren, OH: April 21, 2007.

TA-W-63,319; Hood Industries Inc., Subsidiary of Hood.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-63,138; Prettl Electric Corporation, Greenville, SC: April 3, 2007.

TA-W-63,271; Horton Automatics, Corpus Christi, TX: April 10, 2007.

TA-W-63,331; Burlington Finishing Plant, BWW Division, Burlington, NC: May 5, 2010.

TA-W-63,411; Pass and Seymour, Concord, NC: May 19, 2007.

TA-W-63,413; Spicer Driveshaft, LLC, A Subsidiary of Dana Corp., Marion, IN: May 12, 2007.

TA-W-63,448; Prestolite Wire, LLC, Tifton, GA: May 29, 2007.

TA-W-63,480; Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation, Virginia Division, OPC Manufacturing Group, Chesapeake, VA: May 20, 2007.

TA-W-63,284; Kimball International General Office, A Subsidiary of Kimball International, Jasper, IN: April 29, 2007.

TA-W-63,443; DME Company, Lewiston, PA: May 28, 2007.

TA-W-63,465; Sara Campbell LTD, Boston, MA: June 2, 2007.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

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

The Department has determined that criterion (1) of Section 246 has not been met. The firm does not have a significant number of workers 50 years of age or older.

None.

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

None.

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

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Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

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

Because the workers of the firm are not eligible to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met.

TA-W-62,892; Barnes Aerospace, Ceramics Division, Windsor, CT.

TA-W-62,892A; Barnes Aerospace, Windsor Division, Windsor, CT.

TA-W-63,231A; Steelcase, Inc., Global Headquarters Division, Grand Rapids, MI.

TA-W-63,231B; Steelcase, Inc., Corporate Development Center, Caledonia, MI.

TA-W-63,231C; Steelcase, Inc., Kentwood West Plant, Caledonia, MI.

TA-W-63,231D; Steelcase, Inc., Kentwood East Plant, Caledonia, MI.

TA-W-63,231E; Steelcase, Inc., Physical Distribution Center, Kentwood, MI.

TA-W-63,231F; Steelcase, Inc., Steelcase University, Kentwood, MI.

TA-W-63,231G; Steelcase, Inc., Brayton International Division, High Point, NC.

TA-W-63,231H; Steelcase, Inc., Athens Division, Athens, AL.

TA-W-63,231I; Steelcase, Inc., Details Division, Athens, AL.

TA-W-63,231J; Steelcase, Inc., Athens Division, Athens, AL.

TA-W-63,231K; Steelcase, Inc., Vecta Division, Grand Prairie, TX.

TA-W-63,231L; Steelcase, Inc., Hedberg Data Systems Division, East Windsor, CT.

TA-W-63,420; Bernhardt Furniture Company, Corporate Office, Lenoir, NC.

TA-W-63,420A; Bernhardt Furniture Company, Bernhardt Central Warehouse, Lenoir, NC.

TA-W-63,420B; Bernhardt Furniture Company, Plant 6/11, Lenoir, NC.

TA-W-63,420C; Bernhardt Furniture Company, Plant 9, Shelby, NC.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met.

TA-W-63,404; FMC Corporation, South Charleston, WV.

TA-W-63,418; Gramercy Jewelry Manufacturing Corp., New York, NY.

TA-W-63,480A; Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation, Virginia Division, Toner Manufacturing Group, Elkton, MD.

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

TA-W-62,981; Georgia Pacific Wood Products South, LLC, Wood Products Division, Plywood Plant, Springhill, LA.

TA-W-62,981A; Georgia Pacific Wood Products South, LLC, Wood Products Division, Lumber Operations, Springhill, LA.

TA-W-63,069; Milprint, Inc., A Subsidiary of Bemis Company, Lancaster, WI.

TA-W-63,091; FarNorth Window and Doors, Subsidiary of Scherer Brothers Lumber Co., Window & Door Division, Champlin, MN.

TA-W-63,131; Pfizer, Inc., Terre Haute, IN.

TA-W-63,220; Starbrook Industries, Inc., Covington, OH.

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

TA-W-63,209; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Customer Call Center, East Hanover, NJ.

TA-W-63,327; Logistics Services, Inc., Fenton, MO.

TA-W-63,356; TRG Customer Solutions, Greensburg, PA.

The investigation revealed that criteria of Section 222(b)(2) has not been met. The workers' firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier to or a downstream producer for a firm whose workers were certified eligible to apply for TAA.

None.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of June 9 through June 13, 2008. 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: June 20, 2008.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E8-14603 Filed 6-26-08; 8:45 am]

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