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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 February 23 through February 27, 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 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.Start Printed Page 11757

(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.

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-65,063; Stabilus, Inc., Gastonia, NC: February 28, 2009.

TA-W-65,070; Seco-Warwick Corporation, A Subsidiary of Seco/Warwick S.A. (Poland), Meadville, PA: January 29, 2008.

TA-W-64,612; Copland Industries, Burlington, NC: November 26, 2007.

TA-W-64,877; AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., AGC Automotive Americas Company, Bellefontaine, OH: January 12, 2008.

TA-W-64,911; J. Kinderman and Sons, Inc., Brite Star Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, PA: October 4, 2008.

TA-W-64,921; Hickory Chair, A Subsidiary of HDM Furniture Industries, Hickory, NC: January 16, 2008.

TA-W-64,950; Indepak, Inc., Portland, OR: January 21, 2008.

TA-W-65,031; Kings Choice Neckware, Inc., New York, NY: January 14, 2008.

TA-W-65,062; Sequa Coatings, dba Precoat Metals, McKeesport, PA: January 29, 2008.

TA-W-65,184; Eaton Corporation LLC, Forest City, NC: February 4, 2008.

TA-W-65,232; Mohican Mills, Inc., Division of Fab Industries Corporation, Lincolnton, NC: February 24, 2009.

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-64,856; Louisiana Pacific, New Limerick, ME: January 9, 2008.

TA-W-65,010; North American Communications, On-Site Leased Workers From Spherion, Labor Ready, Duncansville, PA: January 14, 2008.

TA-W-65,028A; Team Industries Cambridge, Inc., Cambridge, MN: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-65,028B; Team Industries Bagley-Audubon, Inc., Bagley, MN: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-65,028C; Team Industries Audubon, Inc., Audubon, MN: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-65,028D; Team Industries Park Rapids-DL, Inc., Park Rapids, MN: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-65,028E; Team Industries Baxter, Inc., South Baxter, MN: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-65,028; Team Industries, Inc., Detroit Lakes, MN: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-65,057; Dana Holding Corporation, Sealing Product Division, Leased Workers from Manpower, McKenzie, TN: January 30, 2008.

TA-W-65,074; Dynamerica Manufacturing, LLC, West Milton, OH: January 29, 2008.

TA-W-65,093; GKN, Sinter Metals, Salem, IN: September 29, 2008.

TA-W-65,150; Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc., Electrolux Central Vacuum, Systems, AB Electrolux, Webster City, IA: February 5, 2008.

TA-W-65,188; Capital Mercury Apparel, Marion County Shirt Company Division, Yellville, AR: February 6, 2008.

TA-W-65,196; Power Packer Automotive, an Actuant Company, On-Site Lease Workers from Enterforce, Milwaukee, WI: February 6, 2008.

TA-W-65,216; H&H Trailer Co., Clarinda, IA: February 10, 2008.

TA-W-65,250; Eagle Ottawa, LLC, A Subsidiary of the Everett Smith Group, Auburn Hills, MI: February 12, 2008.

TA-W-64,898; Tyco Electronics, Kelly Services, Menlo Park, CA: January 12, 2008.

TA-W-64,916; Panasonic Electronic Devices Corp. of America, Capacitor Group, Knoxville, TN: January 15, 2008.

TA-W-64,990; LexisNexis, Caselaw Content Operations, Colorado Springs, CO: January 22, 2008.

TA-W-65,066; Maxim Integrated Products, Beaverton, OR: January 30, 2008.

TA-W-65,108; Trane U.S. Incorporated, A Subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand, La Crosse, WI: February 2, 2008.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section Start Printed Page 11758222(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.

TA-W-64,614A; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Newton, NC: December 5, 2007.

TA-W-64,614B; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Pontotoc, MS: December 5, 2007.

TA-W-64,614C; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Fort Smith, AR: December 5, 2007.

TA-W-64,614D; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Hickory Sewing, Hickory, NC: December 5, 2007.

TA-W-64,614E; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Hickory Metal, Hickory, NC: December 5, 2007.

TA-W-64,614F; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Corporate Office, Hickory, NC: December 5, 2007.

TA-W-64,614; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Spring Plant, Hickory, NC: December 5, 2007.

TA-W-64,948; Raxon Fabrics Corporation, Allentown, PA: January 21, 2008.

TA-W-64,978; Narroflex, Inc., Stuart, VA: January 21, 2008.

TA-W-64,986; Dana Corporation, Structural Solutions Division, Owensboro, KY: January 15, 2008.

TA-W-65,179; Wellington-Almont, LLC, Almont, MI: February 6, 2008.

TA-W-65,215; Bennett Lumber Products, Inc., Princeton, ID: February 1, 2008.

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.

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.

TA-W-64,467; Piramal Glass USA, Inc., Park Hills, MO.

TA-W-65,156A; Friction, LLC, Crawfordsville, IN.

TA-W-65,156; Friction, LLC, Greenwood, MS.

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-64,307; King Controls, Electronic Controlled Systems, Wallace Technologies, Bloomington, MN.

TA-W-64,406A; Tektronix, Performance Oscilloscope Production Group, Beaverton, OR.

TA-W-64,406; Tektronix, Electronic Test and Measurement Division, Logic Analyzer Production Group, Beaverton, OR.

TA-W-64,426; Greif Brothers Corporation, Greenville, OH.

TA-W-64,580; Mohawk Industries, Inc., Pine Tree Plant, Dahlonega, GA.

TA-W-64,618; Mid America Stainless, LLC, East St. Louis, IL.

TA-W-64,629; International Converter, LLC, Belpre, OH.

TA-W-64,679; Entertainment Distribution Company (USA), LLC, EDCI Holdings, Inc., Grover, NC.

TA-W-64,787; J.I.T. Tool and Die, Inc., Brockport, PA.

TA-W-64,817; Boise, Inc., St. Helens, OR.

TA-W-64,962; FTCA, Inc., Formerly known as Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Somerset, PA.

TA-W-65,004; Precision Mold Builders (PMB), Inc., Shaft Department, Poplar Bluff, MO.

TA-W-65,248; Kellwood Company Distribution Services, Trenton, TN.

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

TA-W-64,885; Scholastic, Inc., Moberly, MO.

TA-W-64,982; W & H Machine Shop, Inc., St. Marys, PA.

TA-W-65,131; Circuit City Stores, Inc., Muncy, PA.

TA-W-65,177; Data 2 Logistics, LLC, Grand Blanc, MI.

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.

TA-W-64,291; Rosti (Minden), Inc., Shreveport, LA.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of February 23 through February 27, 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: March 10, 2009.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E9-5899 Filed 3-18-09; 8:45 am]

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