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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 January 19 through January 23, 2009.

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 Start Printed Page 6653articles 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.

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.

TA-W-64,479; Pardon, Inc., Gladstone, MI: November 13, 2007

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.

TA-W-64,558; East Coast Hardwood Veneers, Inc., Hagerstown, MD: November 10, 2007

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-64,453; ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company, LLC, Fostoria Machining, Fostoria, OH: November 5, 2007

TA-W-64,465; Eldorado Cap Company, Eldorado, IL: November 7, 2007

TA-W-64,867; Sherrill Furniture, Hickory White Furniture Division, Hickory, NC: January 12, 2008

TA-W-64,293; Statton Furniture Manufacturing Company, Hagerstown, MD: December 16, 2008

TA-W-64,353; Woodmark Originals, Inc., A Subsidiary of Howard Miller Clock Company, High Point, NC: October 31, 2007

TA-W-64,395; Armstrong Wood Products, A Subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Beverly, WV: November 10, 2007

TA-W-64,444; International Paper, A.K.A. Weyerhaeuser Company, Albany Mill, Albany, OR: October 17, 2007

TA-W-64,595; True Textiles, Inc., FKA Interfacefabrics, Elkin, NC: December 5, 2007

TA-W-64,835; Logistics Services, Dayton, OH: December 26, 2007

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-64,392; Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Chain Division, Lexington, TN: October 30, 2007

TA-W-64,503A; Corning Cable Systems, Administrative Site, Hickory, NC: November 20, 2008

TA-W-64,503B; Corning Cable Systems, Hickory Cable Facility, Adecco, Hickory, NC: November 20, 2008

TA-W-64,503; Corning Cable Systems, Optical Assembly Plant, Adecco, Hickory, NC: November 20, 2008

TA-W-64,621; IAC Carlisle LLC, Carlisle, PA: February 22, 2009

TA-W-64,670; NXP Semiconductors USA, A Subsidiary of NXP Semiconductors, Hopewell Junction, NY: December 2, 2007

TA-W-64,733; Modine Manufacturing, Truck Division, Lawrenceburg, TN: December 17, 2007

TA-W-64,771; Hanesbrands, Inc., China Grove, NC: December 17, 2007

TA-W-64,901; Regal-Beloit Corporation, Electric Motors Group, Neillsville, WI: January 9, 2008

TA-W-64,692; Aptara, Inc., Commerce, CA: December 15, 2007

TA-W-64,746; HDM Furniture Industries, Furniture Brands International, Drexel Heritage Plant #60, Morganton, NC: December 18, 2007

TA-W-64,760; HDM Furniture Industries, Inc., HDM/Drexel-Heritage, Morganton, NC: December 19, 2007

TA-W-64,781; Quality Synthetic Rubber, Inc., Twinsburg, OH: December 24, 2007

TA-W-64,783; Coherent-DEOS, LLC, d/b/a Coherent Radiation, Bloomfield, CT: December 26, 2007

TA-W-64,844; Coherent, Inc., Laser Diode Modules Division, Auburn, CA: January 8, 2008

TA-W-64,866; Laird Technologies, Chattanooga, TN: January 8, 2008

TA-W-64,879; Maxim Integrated Products, Hillsboro, OR: January 11, 2008

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.

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TA-W-64,227; Federal Mogul Powertrain, Inc., A Division of Federal Mogul Corporation, South Bend, IN: October 14, 2007

TA-W-64,498; Jones Plastic and Engineering Co., LLC, Jeffersontown, KY: November 20, 2007

TA-W-64,711; Scott Brass, Inc., Cranston, RI: December 16, 2007

TA-W-64,727; Printer Components, Inc., A Subsidiary of Floturn, Inc., Victor, NY: December 17, 2007

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.

TA-W-64,479; Pardon, Inc., Gladstone, MI

TA-W-64,558; East Coast Hardwood Veneers, Inc., Hagerstown, MD:

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.

None

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.

None

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.

None

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-64,311; Chrysler LLC, Toledo North Assembly Plant, Toledo, OH.

TA-W-64,656; International Designer Transitions, Inc., Graham, NC.

TA-W-64,695; Keith Manufacturing Company, Madras, OR.

TA-W-64,770; DSI Ground Support, A Subsidiary of Dywidag Systems International USA, Blairsville, PA.

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

TA-W-64,130; Sears, Roebuck and Company, Call Center, Home Services Division, Columbus, OH.

TA-W-64,414; Western Union Financial Services, Inc., Bridgeton, MO.

TA-W-64,604; DHL Express, Bloomington, IN.

TA-W-64,791; IMI Cornelius Equipco, Inc., Remanufacturing Division, Monmouth, IL.

TA-W-64,864; CDG Management, LLC, Millennium Teleservices Division, Central City, KY.

TA-W-64,878; EDS, AN HP Company, Charlotte, NC.

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 January 19 through January 23, 2009. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room N-5428, 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: February 2, 2009.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E9-2731 Filed 2-9-09; 8:45 am]

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