Adjustment assistance and NAFTA transitional adjustment assistance: Clings, Inc., et al.,

 
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[Federal Register: January 22, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 14)]

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance

In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA-W) issued during the period of December, 1997 and January, 1998.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222 of the Act must be met.

(1) That a significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision thereof, have become totally or partially separated,

(2) That sales or production, or both, of the firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely, and

(3) That increases of imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by the firm or appropriate subdivision have contributed importantly to the separations, or threat thereof, and to the absolute decline in sales or production.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

In each of the following cases the investigation revealed that criterion (3) has not been met. A survey of customers indicated that increased imports did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the firm.

TA-W-33,954 & A; Color-Clings, Inc., Plymouth, MN and Bloomington, MN TA-W-34,039; F.R. Gross Co., Inc., Warren, PA TA-W-33,656; Garden Way, Inc., Port Washington, WI

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

TA-W-34,055; TRW/Auto Electronics Group of North America, Switch Product Line and Profit Center, Auburn, NY

The predominant cause of separations at the subject firm is the transfer of production of switch components abroad for assembly there. The subject firm is importing switches at a later stage of production, not the switch components produced at the subject plant.

TA-W-34,103; Jostens, Inc., Recognition Div., Princeton, IL TA-W-33,900; Whirlpool Corp., Evansville, IN TA-W-33,896 & A; Applied Materials, Inc., Austin, TX and Santa Clara, CA TA-W-33,996; Brownsville Products, Brownsville, TX TA-W-34,053; Frontier Corp., Rochester, NY

Increased imports did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the firm.

TA-W-33,989; Allegheny Ludlum Corp., Leechburg, PA

The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. Sales or production did not decline during the relevant period as required for certification.

TA-W-34,053; Frontier Corp., Rochester, NY TA-W-33,959; Electra-Sound, Inc., Parma, OH TA-W-33,980; Lockheed Martin Corp., Ocean Radar & Sensor Systems Plant Protection Unit, Liverpool, NY

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

TA-W-33,906; Sunbeam, Shubuta, MS

Sunbeam made a decision to transfer production from the subject plant to another domestic facility.

TA-W-33,796; Drummond Co., Inc., Birmingham, AL

U.S. imports of coal were negligible in 1996 and in January through June 1997.

TA-W-33,946; Chevron USA Production Co. A Div. of Chevron USA, Inc., (``CPDN''), Headquartered in Houston, TX & Operating at Various Locations in the Following States: A; AL, B; CA, C; CO, D; LA, E; MS, F; NM, G; OK, H; TX, I; UT, J; WY

The investigation revealed that criteria (2) and criteria (3) have not been met. Sales or production did not decline during the relevant period as required for certification. Increases of imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by the firm or appropriate subdivision have not contributed importantly to the separations or threat thereof, and the absolute decline in sales or production.

TA-W-34,047; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Wiley Law Publications, Colorado Springs, CO

A change in corporate ownership of this division resulted in a transfer to other domestic locations of the publishing of legal texts and caused the separations of workers at the subject facility.

TA-W-33,974; Lightalarms Electronic Corp., Baldwin, NY

The decline in employment at the subject firm is attributed to a shift in production to another location in St. Matthews, S.C. The Operation is being consolidated with two other affiliated facilities in which domestic company employment will increase.

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

The following certification have been issued; the date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination.

TA-W-33,942; Woodgrain Millwork, Inc., Lakeview, OR: October 14, 1996. TA-W-34,019; Signal Apparel, New Tazewell, TN: November 14, 1996. TA-W-33,837; Russell Corp., Cummings, GA: August 15, 1996. TA-W-33,951; Robinson Manufacturing Co., Linden, TN; October 15, 1996. TA-W-34,045; ITT Automotive, Archbold, OH: March 17, 1996. TA-W-33,964; International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., North American Fragrance Div., Union Beach, NJ: October 21, 1996. TA-W-33,961; Teledyne Fluid Systems, Efficient Die & Mold Div., Independence, OH: October 17, 1996. TA-W-33,981; Shenandoah Knitting Mills, Edinburg, VA: October 29, 1996. TA-W-33,973; A.O. Smith EPC, Upper Sandusky, OH: October 23, 1996. TA-W-34,23 & A; Spencer's, Inc., Hillsville, VA and Stuart, VA: November 7, 1996.

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TA-W-33,911; Almark Mills, Inc., Dawson, GA: October 3, 1996. TA-W-33,921; Tru-Stitch Footwear, Bombay, NY: October 6, 1996. TA-W-34,088; Swansboro Garment Co., Inc., Swansboro, NC: November 24, 1996. TA-W-34,061; Oxford of Alma, Oxford Women's Catalog & Special Markets Div., Alma, GA: November 19, 1996. TA-W-33,901; Oregon Woodworking Co., Bend, OR: October 3, 1996. TA-W-34,017; Marathon Electric Manufacturing Corp., York, PA: November 1, 1996. TA-W-34,080; Thunderbird Moulding Co., Yreka, CA: November 24, 1996. TA-W-33,995; Eaton Corp., Appliance & Specialty Controls Div., Athens, AL: October 21, 1996. TA-W-33,795; Patrilda Sportswear, Montgomery, PA: August 25, 1996. TA-W-33,987; Dublin Garment Co., Inc., Dublin, VA: October 27, 1996. TA-W-33,976; Trade Apparel, Inc., El Paso, TX: October 17, 1996. TA-W-33,977; Falcon Industries, Inc., Graham, TX: October 23, 1996. TA-W-33,924; International Wire Insulated Wire Div., Bremen, IN: October 6, 1996.

Also, pursuant to Title V of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182) concerning transitional adjustment assistance hereinafter called (NAFTA-TAA) and in accordance with Section 250(a), Subchaper D, Chaper 2, Title II, of the Trade Act as amended, the Department of Labor presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for NAFTA-TAA issued during the month of December, 1997 and January, 1998.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for NAFTA-TAA the following group eligibility requirements of Section 250 of the Trade Act must be met:

(1) That a significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision thereof (including workers in any agricultural firm or appropriate subdivision thereof), have become totally or partially separated from employment and either--

(2) That sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely,

(3) That imports from Mexico or Canada of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have increased, and that the increases in imports contributed importantly to such workers' separations or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or

(4) That there has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or subdivision to Mexico or Canada of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by the firm or subdivision.

Negative Determinations NAFTA-TAA

In each of the following cases the investigation revealed that criteria (3) and (4) were not met. Imports from Canada or Mexico did not contribute importantly to workers' separations. There was no shift in production from the subject firm to Canada or Mexico during the relevant period.

NAFTA-TAA-01894; Jostens, Inc., Recognition Div., Princeton, IL NAFTA-TAA-01949; Almark Mills, Inc., Dawson, GA NAFTA-TAA-01797; Garden Way, Inc., Port Washington, WI NAFTA-TAA-02009; Dublin Garment Co., Inc., Dublin, VA NAFTA-TAA-01958; Oregon Woodworking Co., Bend, OR NAFTA-TAA-01970; Tru-Stitch Footwear, Bombay, NY NAFTA-TAA-01664; AlliedSignal, Inc., Commercial Avionics Systems, Fort Lauderdale, FL NAFTA-TAA-01996; Fonda Group, Three Rivers, MI

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

NAFTA-TAA-02004; Electra-Sound, Inc., Parma, OH NAFTA-TAA-02001; Lockheed Martin Corp., Ocean, Radar and Sensor Systems Plant Protection Unit, Liverpool, NY

The investigation revealed that the workers of the subject firm did not produce an article within the meaning of Section 250(a) of the Trade Act, as amended.

Affirmative Determinations NAFTA-TAA

NAFTA-TAA-01799; Boise Cascade Corp., Timber Div.--Elgin Stud Mill, Elgin, OR: May 22, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-01904; Thomson Consumer Electronics, Television Operations, Americas, Bloomington, IN: October 6, 1997. NAFTA-TAA-01918; Elkin Valley Apparel Co., Inc., Elkin, NC: September 15, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-01898; Frolic Footwear Div. of Wolverine World Wide, Jonesboro, AR: August 21, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-01992; Trade Apparel, Inc., El Paso, TX: October 17, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02048; Oxford of Alma, Oxford Women's Catalog and Special Markets Division, Oxford Industries, Inc., Alma, GA: November 24, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02007; Brownsville Products, Brownsville, TX: November 3, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02042; Swansboro Garment Co., Inc., Swansboro, NC: November 24, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02008; Shenandoah Knitting Mills, Edinburg, VA: October 31, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02069; Essilor Lenses, Essilor of America, St. Petersburg, FL: March 24, 1997. NAFTA-TAA-02041; International Wire, Insulated Wire Division, Bremen, IN: November 7, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-01980; Woodgrain Millwork, Inc., Lakeview, OR: October 14, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02028; ITT Automotive, Inc., Archbold, OH: November 17, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02037; TRW/Auto Electronics Group of North America, Switch Product Line and Profit Center Auburn, NY: November 10, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-01989; A.O. Smith, EPC., Upper Sandusky, OH: October 23, 1996. NAFTA-TAA-02016; Unbro North America, Unbro International, Fairbluff, NC: October 28, 1996.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of December 1997 and January 1998. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C-4318, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons who write to the above address.

Dated: January 9, 1998. Grant D. Beale, Acting Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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