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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 March 16 through March 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 Start Printed Page 15756an 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.

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-64,640; Plainfield Stamping—Illinois, Inc., A Subsidiary of Plainfield Tool and Engineering, Plainfield, IL: December 9, 2007.

TA-W-65,069; PVH Superba/Insignia Neckwear, Inc., Los Angeles, CA: January 30, 2008.

TA-W-65,145; Hubbell Power Systems, Inc., Centralia, MO: January 23, 2008.

TA-W-65,249; Disston Company, South Deerfield, MA: February 9, 2008.

TA-W-65,293; Bowe Industries, Inc., Changes, Inc., Glendale, NY: February 1, 2008.

TA-W-65,398; ACCU-Chek Machining, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers From Manpower and Spherion, St. Marys, PA: February 25, 2008.

TA-W-64,518; Hendrickson USA, LLC, Lugoff Axle Business Unit Division, Lugoff, SC: November 19, 2007.

TA-W-64,545; Sanmina SCI, Manpower, Turtle Lake, WI: November 18, 2007.

TA-W-64,971; Gregg Industries, El Monte, CA: January 15, 2008.

TA-W-64,989; Contemporary Furniture Group, Inc., dba Carter Furniture of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC: January 15, 2008.

TA-W-65,105; Safer Holding Corporation, Newark, NJ: April 28, 2009.

TA-W-65,111; BASF Corporation Chemical Division, Kelly Services, Mundy Maintenance & Operations, Wilmington, NC: February 3, 2008.

TA-W-65,120; Santee Print Works, Sumter, SC: February 3, 2008.

TA-W-65,260A; McCreary Modern, Inc., Plant No. 2, On-Site Leased Workers of Abel Body, Newton, NC: February 13, 2008.

TA-W-65,260B; McCreary Modern, Inc., Plant No. 4, Frame, On-Site Leased Workers of Abel Body, Malden, NC: February 13, 2008.

TA-W-65,260C; McCreary Modern, Inc., Plant No. 5, Chair, On-Site Leased Workers of Abel Body, Lenoir, NC: February 13, 2008.

TA-W-65,260D; McCreary Modern, Inc., Plant No. 6 Woodworking, On-Site Start Printed Page 15757Leased Workers of Abel Body, Lenoir, NC: February 13, 2008.

TA-W-65,260E; McCreary Modern, Inc., Plant No. 9, On-Site Leased Workers of Abel Body, Conover, NC: February 13, 2008.

TA-W-65,260; McCreary Modern, Inc., Plant No. 1, On-Site Leased Workers of Abel Body, Newton, NC: February 13, 2008.

TA-W-65,268; PHB Machining Division, PHB, Inc., Career Concepts and Volt, Fairview, PA: February 9, 2008.

TA-W-65,353; Principle Fixture and Millwork, Inc., Osceola, WI: February 23, 2008.

TA-W-65,397A; True Textiles, Inc., Leonard G Saulter Facility, Guilford, ME: February 25, 2008.

TA-W-65,397; True Textiles, Inc., Newport, ME: February 25, 2008.

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-64,758; Fortis Plastics, LLC, FNA Atlantis Plastics, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers Express Employment Profess, Alamo, TX: December 19, 2007.

TA-W-65,168; Hewlett Packard—BCS Fremont Supply Chain Operations, Chimes and North American Logistics, Fremont, CA: February 5, 2008.

TA-W-65,199; ASCO, Inc., Florham Park, NJ: February 9, 2008.

TA-W-65,286; Ford Motor Company, Sterling Axle Plant, Sterling Heights, MI: January 17, 2008.

TA-W-65,321; Siemens E & A Inc., Division of Distribution Products, Urbana, OH: February 19, 2008.

TA-W-65,490; Mold-Tech Michigan, Standex International Corporation, Fraser, MI: February 19, 2008.

TA-W-65,553; GKN Sinter Metals, DuBois Plant, Spherion, DuBois, PA: March 10, 2008.

TA-W-65,484; Lineage Power, Formerly Cherokee International Corporation, On-Site Leased Workers from Aerotek, Tustin, CA: February 26, 2008.

TA-W-65,514; Synventive Molding Solutions, Inc., Peabody, MA: March 4, 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.

TA-W-65,258; Shape Corporation, Grand Haven, MI: February 16, 2008.

TA-W-65,427; MoCaro Industries, Inc., Statesville, NC: February 26, 2008.

TA-W-65,437A; Indianapolis Costing Corp., Wholly Subsidiary of Navistar, Leased Workers Community Hospital, Nishida, Indianapolis, IN: February 26, 2008.

TA-W-65,437B; Navistar, Inc., Engine Group, Leased Workers of Community Hospital, Nishida, Indianapolis, IN: February 26, 2008.

TA-W-65,437; Navistar, Inc., Indianapolis Engine Plant, On-Site Leased Workers Community Hospital, Nishida, Indianapolis, IN: February 26, 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-65,459; Carbone of America Industries Corp., A Subsidiary of Carbone Lorraine, St. Marys, PA.

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-64,313; GE Consumer and Industrial Lighting, Willoughby Lucalox Plant, Willoughby, OH.

TA-W-64,486; Motor City Mold, Inc., Plymouth, MI.

TA-W-64,676; D.R. Johnson Lumber Company, Riddle, OR.

TA-W-64,677; Riddle Laminators, Riddle, OR.

TA-W-64,991; Genie Industries, Inc., Formerly Genie Manufacturing, Redmond, WA.

TA-W-65,116; Oaklawn Packaging, Inc., Leased Workers From First Staff, Fort Smith, AR.

TA-W-65,128; Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc., Twin Falls, ID.

TA-W-65,158; Hampton Capital Partners, LLC, DBA Gulistan Carpet, A Subsidiary of Ronile, Inc., Aberdeen, NC.

TA-W-65,244; Muscle Shoals Rubber Company, Batesville, MS.

TA-W-65,338; Performance Fibers Operations, Inc., Salisbury Plant, Salisbury, NC.

TA-W-65,347; AV Tool and Engineering, Inc., Clinton TWP, MI.

TA-W-65,379A; Anson Shirt Company, A Subsidiary of Polkton Mfg., dba Seagoing Uniform, Wadesboro, NC.

TA-W-65,379; Down East Apparel, A Subsidiary of Polkton Mfg., dba Seagoing Uniform, Robersonville, NC.

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

TA-W-64,890; DHL, Breinigsville, 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.

TA-W-64,533; Racine Stamping Corporation, Racine, WI.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of March 16 through March 27, 2009. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room N-5428, U.S. Start Printed Page 15758Department 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: April 1, 2009.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E9-7794 Filed 4-6-09; 8:45 am]

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