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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

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In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (“Act”), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (“TAA”) for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of September 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places however, changes such as the inclusion of subheadings, a reorganization of language, or “and,” “or,” or other words are added for clarification.)

Section 222(a)—Workers of a Primary Firm

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)) must be met, as follows:

(1) The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(1)) is that a significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm (or “such firm”) have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; AND (2(A) or 2(B) below)

(2) The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied by either (A) the Increased Imports Path, or (B) the Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path/Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path, as follows:

(A) Increased Imports Path

(i) the sales or production, or both, of such firm, have decreased absolutely;

AND (ii and iii below)

(ii) (I) imports of articles or services like or directly competitive with articles produced or services supplied by such firm have increased; OR

(II)(aa) imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles into which one or more component parts produced by such firm are directly incorporated, have increased; OR

(II)(bb) imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced directly using the services supplied by such firm, have increased; OR

(III) imports of articles directly incorporating one or more component parts produced outside the United States that are like or directly competitive with imports of articles incorporating one or more component parts produced by such firm have increased; AND

(iii) the increase in imports described in clause (ii) contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or production of such firm; OR

(B) Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path OR Acquisition of Articles or Services From a Foreign Country Path

(i) (I) there has been a shift by such workers' firm to a foreign country in the production of articles or the supply of services like or directly competitive with articles which are produced or services which are supplied by such firm; OR

(II) such workers' firm has acquired from a foreign country articles or services that are like or directly competitive with articles which are produced or services which are supplied by such firm; AND

(ii) the shift described in clause (i)(I) or the acquisition of articles or services described in clause (i)(II) contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation.

Section 222(b)—Adversely Affected Secondary Workers

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected secondary workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(b)) must be met, as follows:

(1) a 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; AND

(2) the workers' firm is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)), and such supply or production is related to the article or service that was the basis for such certification (as defined in subsection 222(c)(3) and (4) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(c)(3) and (4));

(3) either—

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

(B) a loss of business by the workers' firm with the firm described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers' separation or threat of separation determined under paragraph (1).

Section 222(e)—Firms Identified by the International Trade Commission

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected workers in firms identified by the International Trade Commission and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(e) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(e)) must be met, by following criteria (1), (2), and (3) as follows:

(1) The workers' firm is publicly identified by name by the International Trade Commission as a member of a domestic industry in an investigation resulting in—

(A) an affirmative determination of serious injury or threat thereof under section 202(b)(1) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(b)(1)); OR

(B) an affirmative determination of market disruption or threat thereof under section 421(b)(1) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2436(b)(1)); OR

(C) an affirmative final determination of material injury or threat thereof under section 705(b)(1)(A) or 735(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)(1)(A) and 1673d(b)(1)(A)); AND

(2) the petition is filed during the 1-year period beginning on the date on which—

(A) a summary of the report submitted to the President by the International Trade Commission under section 202(f)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(f)(1)) with respect to the affirmative determination described in paragraph (1)(A) is published in the Federal Register under section 202(f)(3) (19 U.S.C. 2252(f)(3)); OR

(B) notice of an affirmative determination described in subparagraph (B) or (C) of paragraph (1) is published in the Federal Register; AND

(3) the workers have become totally or partially separated from the workers' firm within—

(A) the 1-year period described in paragraph (2); OR

(B) notwithstanding section 223(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2273(b)), the 1-year period preceding the 1-year period described in paragraph (2).Start Printed Page 67772

Affirmative Determinations for 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 Path) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,395API Heat Transfer, Adecco StaffingArcade, NYNovember 15, 2018.
95,423MNSTAR Technologies IncGrand Rapids, MNNovember 25, 2018.
95,441Mitchel and Scott Machine Company, The Mitchel Group, Inc., National Construction WorkforceIndianapolis, INDecember 3, 2018.
95,441ATennessee Screw Machine Company, The Mitchel Group, IncMcMinnville, TNDecember 3, 2018.
95,708Erie Coke Corporation, Garner LLC, Spresters Industrial Services, Kirchner LLCErie, PAFebruary 19, 2019.
95,725Knape & Vogt Manufacturing CompanyGrand Rapids, MIFebruary 19, 2019.
96,052Hoya Optical Labs of America, Inc., Safety Rx, Hoya Holding, Hoya, Hire Thinking, Advantage PO, Elwood StaffingPlymouth, INJuly 13, 2019.
96,100Verso Wisconsin Rapids Paper MillWisconsin Rapids, WIJuly 24, 2019.
96,110Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), Precision Castparts Corporation, Aerotek, AppleOne, ManpowerHenderson, NVJuly 21, 2019.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path or Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
94,781Infocus Corporation, Image Holdings Corporation, Target C.W., AerotekPortland, ORMay 3, 2018.
95,157California Physicians Service, Blue Shield of CaliforniaLodi, CASeptember 4, 2018.
95,236Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC, North America Seating Division, BelflexCleveland, MSSeptember 30, 2018.
95,280Haldex Brake Products Corporation, Onin Staffing, Kelly Services, TMS Inc., and Pro Electric LCKansas City, MOOctober 11, 2018.
95,354Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Engineering Division, The Goldman Sachs Group, IncNew York, NYNovember 5, 2018.
95,357Simonds Saw LLCFitchburg, MANovember 5, 2018.
95,364AspectPhoenix, AZNovember 7, 2018.
95,366Distinctive Apparel International (DAI)Randolph, MANovember 8, 2018.
95,412Bluestem Brands Inc., Northstar Portfolio Division, Customer Service Call CenterSaint Cloud, MNNovember 22, 2018.
95,434HCL America Inc., Digital Process Operations, Engineering, Research and Development ServicesBolingbrook, ILNovember 12, 2018.
95,439Citibank, N.A., Global Consumer Technology-NAM Application Development, etcIrving, TXDecember 3, 2018.
95,471Pancon Corporation, HW Staffing, Monroe StaffingEast Taunton, MADecember 11, 2018.
95,471APancon Corporation, Partners Personnel, Apple OneTemecula, CADecember 11, 2018.
95,537State Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcIrvine, CAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537AState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcSacramento, CAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537BState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcAtlanta, GAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537CState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcNorth Quincy, MAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537DState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcBoston, MAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537EState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcQuincy, MAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537FState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcBoston, MAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537GState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcNorth Quincy, MAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537HState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcNorth Quincy, MAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537IState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcBoston, MAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537JState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcKansas City, MOJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537KState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcKansas City, MOJanuary 6, 2019.
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95,537LState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcAtlanta, GAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537MState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcClifton, NJJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537NState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcPrinceton, NJJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537OState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcNew York, NYJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537PState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcNew York, NYJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537QState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcNew York, NYJanuary 6, 2019.
95,537RState Street Bank & Trust Co., Client Delivery Management, Global Delivery, Global Operations, etcBerwyn, PAJanuary 6, 2019.
95,678Alight Solutions LLC, Tempo Acquisition, Accenture, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, PWC LLP, etcLincolnshire, ILFebruary 10, 2019.
95,683Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, SARC CPU, Samsung Semiconductor, Secure Talent, etcAustin, TXFebruary 11, 2019.
95,732State Street Bank & Trust Co., Enterprise Recons, State Street Corp., Daley & Associates LLC, Kforce, etcQuincy, MAFebruary 25, 2019.
95,806United Steel, Inc., Aerotek, Robert HalfEast Hartford, CTMarch 10, 2019.
95,850Hotelbeds USA, Inc., Hotel Operations GroupOrlando, FLMarch 25, 2019.
95,948U.S. TelePacific Corporation, TPx Communications, Mpower Communications, Mpower Holdings, etcSaint Louis, MOMay 28, 2019.
95,973Dell Technologies Inc., Remote Delivery Engineers (ProDeploy)Round Rock, TXJune 8, 2019.
95,984Computer Operations Technology Solution Design and Sectors, Global Technology Services Division, IBMArmonk, NYJune 11, 2019.
95,998Sonova USA, Inc., Sonova United States Hearing Instruments, LLC, AerotekPlymouth, MNFebruary 29, 2020.
95,998ARobert Half, Sonova USA, Inc., Sonova United States Hearing Instruments, LLCPlymouth, MNJune 17, 2019.
96,016Dal-Tile Corporation, Mohawk Industries, Peoplemark, Express Employment Services, O&C ServicesLewisport, KYJune 26, 2019.
96,018Lee Hecht Harrison, The Adecco Group, Accounting Principals, ModisMaitland, FLJune 10, 2019.
96,027Web.com Group, Inc., Call Center, Siris Capital Group, LLCDrums, PAJuly 1, 2019.
96,036Treasury Wine Estates, Americas Company, Support Services, Bolt, Zorang, Robert Half, Nelson, Eurest Services, etcNapa, CAJuly 1, 2019.
96,041Advance Auto Business Support LLC, Accounting Department, Advance Stores Company, Inc., Greene ResourcesRoanoke, VAJuly 7, 2019.
96,051GHD Services Inc., Finance Department, GHD Holdings U.S. LLC, GHD Group Limited, AdeccoNiagara Falls, NYJuly 10, 2019.
96,068Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Procurement and Logistics, a subsidiary of Halliburton CompanyDuncan, OKJuly 17, 2019.
96,076Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company, Express Employment ProfessionalsRichmond, ILJuly 21, 2019.
96,094BASF Erie, Catalysts Division, BASF, BCforward, Computech, Hunter International, etcErie, PAJuly 23, 2019.
96,117Secure Contact Solutions, LLC, Vesta Corporation, Express ServicesAlpharetta, GAJuly 31, 2019.
96,139Waupaca Foundry, Inc., Hitachi Metals America, Ltd., Express Employment ProfessionalsLawrenceville, PAAugust 12, 2019.
96,140Maxion Wheels Akron LLC, Maxion Wheels USA LLCAkron, OHAugust 13, 2019.
96,149Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), Precision Castparts Corporation, ManpowerToronto, OHAugust 17, 2019.
96,152Comcast Technology Solutions, LLC, Content and Streaming Provider Solutions, Comcast Cable Communications, etcSeattle, WAAugust 18, 2019.
96,156Rassini Chassis Systems LLC, Rassini InternationalMontpelier, OHAugust 21, 2019.
96,159QIAGEN Sciences LLCFrederick, MDAugust 25, 2019.
96,190Nordson Medical, Medical, Nordson, Adecco Staffing, CoWorx Staffing, etcMarlborough, MASeptember 3, 2019.

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 No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
96,054Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood LLC, A&T Division, Constellium SE, Plexus Scientific CorporationRavenswood, WVJuly 13, 2019.
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96,056Spirit Aerosystems Inc., APC Workforce Solutions LLC, Workforce Logiq, ZeroChaos, Acro Service, etcTulsa, OKJuly 13, 2019.
96,056ASpirit Aerosystems Inc., APC Workforce Solutions LLC, Workforce Logiq, ZeroChaos, Acro Service, etcMcAlester, OKJuly 13, 2019.
96,089Valent Aerostructures, LMI AerospaceFredonia, KSJuly 23, 2019.
96,131Mid Continent Controls, Inc.Derby, KSAugust 10, 2019.
96,133Toray Composite Materials America, Inc., Toray Industries America, IncTacoma, WAAugust 8, 2019.
96,155Heroux Devtek, Inc., APPH Wichita, Inc. Division, Heroux Corporation, The Arnold GroupWichita, KSAugust 24, 2019.
96,178Clearwater Engineering, IncDerby, KSSeptember 3, 2019.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(e) (firms identified by the International Trade Commission) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,185Carrara Stone Systems of Chicago, LLC, Stone Systems of Chicago, TRS Staffing Solutions, Flextek Resources, etcMundelein, ILJuly 5, 2018.
95,990ACProducts, Inc. dba Cabinetworks Group, Peoplelink StaffingCulver, INApril 17, 2019.
96,013PacificCheriton, VADecember 12, 2018.
96,023Pratt + Larson CeramicsPortland, ORMay 28, 2019.
96,079Cambria Company LLC, Cambria Fabshop Minnesota LLCBelle Plaine, MNJune 19, 2019.
96,079ACambria Company LLCLe Sueur, MNJuly 6, 2020.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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

The investigation revealed that the requirements of Trade Act section 222 (a)(1) and (b)(1) (significant worker total/partial separation or threat of total/partial separation), or (e) (firms identified by the International Trade Commission), have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
96,150United States Steel Corporation, Annandale Archive Division, United States Steel CorporationBoyers, PA

The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs (a)(2)(A)(i) (decline in sales or production, or both), or (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country or acquisition of articles or services from a foreign country), (b)(2) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA or downstream producer to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA), and (e) (International Trade Commission) of section 222 have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,510Fiserv, Inc., Payments and Industry Products, Randstad Sourceright, Fiserv SolutionsBeaverton, OR

The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs(a)(2)(A) (increased imports), (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country or acquisition of articles or services from a foreign country), (b)(2) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA or downstream producer to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA), and (e) (International Trade Commission) of section 222 have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
94,958Atos IT Solutions and Services, Inc.Clovis, NM
95,047Atos It Solutions and Services, Inc., IT Operations and Application Support DivisionWebster, NY
95,219Wisconsin Label Corporation, WS Packaging Group Inc., Multi-Color Corporation, Kelly ServicesRochester, NY
95,228Meryl Diamond LtdNew York, NY
95,267Calaway Trading IncSaint Helens, OR
95,404Shiru Cafe, Enrisson IncAmherst, MA
95,428Acumed LLC, Colson Medical, Campus Point, Beacon, Robert Half, Terra Staffing, OxfordHillsboro, OR
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95,463STORServer, IncColorado Springs, CO
95,595Full Circle Recycling LLC, American Labor ServicesJohnston, RI
95,773HKT Teleservices (US), Inc., Celebrity Staff, Express Employment ProfessionalsLincoln, NE
96,099Adidas Indy LLC, Distribution Center, Reebok International, MSIL Staffing and Packaging, etcIndianapolis, IN

Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Trade Adjustment Assistance

After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register and on the Department's website, as required by Section 221 of the Act (19 U.S.C.2271), the Department initiated investigations of these petitions.

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the worker group on whose behalf the petition was filed is covered under an existing certification.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
96,000IBM, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL), Allied Universal Security Systems, Thomson ReutersRochester, NY

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of September 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. These determinations are available on the Department's website https://www.doleta.gov/​tradeact/​petitioners/​taa_​search_​form.cfm under the searchable listing determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888-365-6822.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of October 2020.

Hope D. Kinglock,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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