Adjustment assistance and NAFTA transitional adjustment assistance: Dupont Newport et al.,

 
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[Federal Register: July 20, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 138)]

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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 June, 1999.

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-W36,274; Dupont Newport, Holly Run Plant, Newport, DE TA-W-36,123; Irwin Research & Development, Yakima, WA TA-W-35,724 & A, B; IRI International, Headquartered in Houston, TX, Pampa, TX and Beaumont, TX TA-W-35,994; National Roll Co., Avonmore, PA TA-W-35,959; Bonney Forge Cop., Allentown, PA TA-W-36,098; Panoramic, Inc., Janesville, WI TA-W-36,200; AMG Resources Corp., Pittsburgh, PA TA-W-36,259; Reef Chemical Co., Inc., Midland, TX TA-W-35,952; Parker Hannafin Corp., Atlas Cylinder Div., Eugene, OR TA-W-35,728; Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, Aircraft Business Unit, San Diego, CA

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

TA-W-36,218; Trans Texas Gas Corp., Laredo, TX TA-W-36,158; Command Security, Inc., Hopkinsville, KY TA-W-35,900; Item Eyes, Inc., New York, NY TA-W-36,084; Grant Geophysical Corp., Houston, TX TA-W-36,261; Avondale Mills, New York, NY TA-W-36,115; Siemens Westinghouse, Birmingham, AL TA-W-36,170; Blue Flame, Inc., d/b/a Eagle Meter & Pump, Inc., Hobbs, NM TA-W-36,309; Grainger Integrated Supply, Broussard, LA

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

TA-W-35,984; Royal Monarch, Beaver Falls, PA TA-W-36,389; Safecar, Inc., San Angelo, TX TA-W-35,975; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Logan, OH TA-W-35,825; Keystone Powered Metal Co., St. Mary's PA TA-W-36,287; Western Gas Resources, Inc., Giddings, TX TA-W-36,160; Polaroid Corp., Film Manufacturing (Integral), R1, R2, & R3 Plants, Waltham, MA TA-W-35,874; Southwestern Energy Production Co., Okahoma City, OK TA-W-36,265; Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co., Phillipsburg, NJ TA-W-36,273 & A; McCulloch North America, Inc., Die Cast & Machining Operations, Lake Havasu City, AZ and Corporate Headquarters & Distribution Center, Tucson, AZ

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

TA-W-36,101; Dal-Tile Corp., Dallas Plant Die Shop, Dallas, TX

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-35,992; Bayer Corp., Baytown, TX

The investigation revealed that criteria (1) and criteria (2) have not been met. A significant number or proportion of the workers did not become totally or partially separated from employment as required for certification. Sales or production did not decline during the relevant period as required for certification.

TA-W-36,233; ADC Solitra, Inc., Hutchinson, MN

Company officials made a business decision to close its Hutchinson, MN facility and transfer production and employment to another domestic facility.

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.

TA-W-36,116; Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Missoula, MT: April 9, 1998 TA-W-36,038; Phillips Petroleum Co., Odessa, TX: March 24, 1998 TA-W-36,176; Phoenix Production Co., Cody, WY: April 30, 1998 TA-W-36,231; BASF Corp Rensselaer, NY: April 26, 1998 TA-W-36,091; $ A, B, Texas Boot Co., Hartsville, TN, Carthage, TN and Lebanon, TN: March 30, 1998 TA-W-35,245; Clariant Corp & Hoechst Corp., Coventry, RI: May 10, 1998 TA-W-35,244; White Knight Healthcare, Douglas, AZ: May 7, 1998

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TA-W-36,253; Venture Petroleum Inc., Noble, IL: April 19, 1998 TA-W-35,778; The Macwhyte Co., Kenosha, WI: February 18, 1998 TA-W-36,149; Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc, Monroe Prints Plant, Monroe, NC: April 16, 1998 TA-W-36,193; Andin International, Inc., New York, NY: October 30, 1998 TA-W-36,111; Berendsen Fluid Power, Rahway, NJ: April 1, 1998 TA-W-36,180; The Aromat Corp., San Jose, CA: April 12, 1998 TA-W-36,924; Beloit Corp., Beloit, WI: March 11, 1998 TA-W-36,006; Ansewn Shoe Co., Bangor, ME: March 19, 1999 TA-W-36,028; Black Hills Trucking, Williston, ND: January 27, 1998 TA-W-36,163; L.A. Roustabout, Inc., Kermit, TX: April 14, 1998 TA-W-35,838; Equistar Chemicals L.P., Port Arthur, TX: February 14, 1998 TA-W-36,896; Electroalloys Corp., Elyria, OH: March 12, 1998 TA-W-36,139; Russell Corp, Lafayette, AL: April 21, 1998 TA-W-36,705; Kelly Springfield Tire Co., Freeport, IL: February 11, 1998 TA-W-36,988; Mitsubishi International Corp., Durham, NC: March 5, 1998 TA-W-36,205; Dante Fashions, Jeannette, PA: April 26, 1998 TA-W-36,254; Riggs Petroleum Co., Graham, TX: April 27, 1998 TA-W-36,220 & A, B; Forcenergy, Inc., Anchorage, AK, McCook, NB and Metairie, LA: April 1, 1998 TA-W-36,217; Fairweather E & P, Inc., Anchorage, AK: April 6, 1998 TA-W-36,593; The Rival Co., Fayetteville, NC: January 18, 1998 TA-W-36,196; Biological Abstracts, d/b/a Boisis, Data Capture Section of The Database Production Dept, Philadelphia, PA: April 25, 1998 TA-W-36,120; D & A Industries, Inc., El Paso, TX: March 1, 1998 TA-W-35,983; Good Lad Co., Philadelphia, PA: March 19, 1998 TA-W-36,250; ASCG Inspection, Inc., Anchorage, AK: April 9, 1998 TA-W-36,184 & A; LM & Sons, Inc., Vineland, NJ and Marcyn, Inc., Vineland, NJ: April 22, 1998 TA-W-36,297; Woolrich, Inc., Soperton Facility, Soperton, GA: May 21, 1998 TA-W-36,181; Lighthouse Electric, Ltd, Middlesex, NC: April 23, 1998 TA-W-36,095; Ford Microelectronics, Inc., Including Adecco Employment Service, Olsten Staffing Service, Volt Services Group, Superior Technical Resources, Kelly Services, Colorado Springs, CO: March 26, 1998 TA-W-36,105; Streamline Cutting, Inc., New York, NY: April 8, 1998 TA-W-36,089; Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Co., Mid-Continent Div., Midland, TX: March 30, 1998 TA-W-35,833; Vanity Fair Intimates, Sabta Rosa Div., Melton, FL: February 22, 1998 TA-W-35,879; Marui International Products Corp., El Paso, TX: March 3, 1998 TA-W-35,803; Outokumpu Copper, Inc., Kenosha, WI: February 24, 1998 TA-W-36,012; Rhone-Poulenc AG Co., Ambler, PA: March 25, 1998 TA-W-35,914; Plainville Oil Well Service, Plainville, KS: February 8, 1998 TA-W-35,972; M. Wile & Co, d/b/a Intercontinental Branded Apparel, Whiteville, NC: April 16, 1998 TA-W-36,210; Flying J. Oil & Gas, Inc., Williston, ND & Operating at The Following Locations: A; Dickinson, ND, B; Douglas, WY, C; Casper, WY, D; Sidney, MT, E; Roosevelt, UT and F; Vernal, UT: April 8, 1998 TA-W-36,071; Bordo Knitting Mills, Union City, NJ: March 29, 1998 TA-W-36,018 & A; Gloria Gay Coats, Inc., New York, NY and HMC Fashion Coats, Inc., Brooklyn, NY: March 30, 1998 TA-W-36,064; Equitable Bag Co., Inc., Orange, TX: March 31, 1998 TA-W-36,248 & A, B & C; Levi Strauss & Co., Morrilton Sewing Facility, Morrilton, AR, Little Rock, Transportation Dept, Little Rock, AR, Murphy Sewing Facility, Murphy, NC and Charlotte, Transportation Dept, Charlotte, NC: May 10, 1998 TA-W-36,303; Monde Knitwear Limited, Middle Village, NY: May 18, 1998 TA-W-36,215; Circle C Tool and Wireline Co., Snyder, TX: April 14, 1998 TA-W-36,319; Unger Fabric, Los Angeles, CA: May 3, 1998 TA-W-36,300; Titanium Metals Corp. (TIMET), Henderson, NV: May 18, 1998 TA-W-36,345 & A; Thomas & Bets Corp. Including Leased Workers of Manpower, Inc., Vidalia, GA, Including Leased Workers of Manpower, Inc., Lyons, GA: May 22, 1998 TA-W-36,364; SWACO/Drilling Fluids, Div. of M-I L.L.C., Headquartered in Houston, TX & Operating in The Following States: A; TX, B; AK, C; CA, D; CO, E; LA, F; OK: March 24, 1998 TA-W-36,213; Veritas Geoservices, A Subsidiary of DGC Land, Inc., Dallas, TX: April 12, 1998

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), Subchapter D, Chapter 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 June, 1999.

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 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-03164; Rich Bar Processing, Inc., Bethlehem, PA NAFTA-TAA-03238; Columbus Energy Corp., Sidney, MT NAFTA-TAA-03119; Willow Creek Apparel, Inc., Jonesville, NC NAFTA-TAA-03041; Parker Hannifin Corp., Atlas Cylinder Div., Eugene, OR NAFTA-TAA-03086; JPS Converter and Industrial Corp., A Subsidiary of JPS Textile, Inc., Rocky Mount, VA NAFTA-TAA-02979; Marui International Products Corp., El Paso, TX NAFTA-TAA-03182; Baroid Drilling Fluids, A Halliburton Co., Potosi, MO NAFTA-TAA-03114; ADC Solitra, Inc., Hutchinson, MN

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NAFTA-TAA-03127; Polaroid Corp., Film Manufacturing (Integral), R1, R2 & R3 Plants, Waltham, MA NAFTA-TAA-03017; Bonney Forge Corp., Allentown, PA NAFTA-TAA-03076; Stonecutter Textiles, Inc., Spindale, NC NAFTA-TAA-03093; Thomson Crown Wood Products, Mocksville, NC NAFTA-TAA-03222; Modern Machine Works, Inc., Cudahy, WI NAFTA-TAA-03020; Beloit Corp., Beloit, WI NAFTA-TAA-03225; Crown Cork and Seal Co., Inc., Omaha, NE NAFTA-TAA-03091; Harvard Industries, Trim Trends, Div., Snover Stamping Co., Snover, MI NAFTA-TAA-02960; Keystone Powdered Metal Co., St. Mary's, PA NAFTA-TAA-03107; Dal-Tile Corp., Dallas Plant Die Shop, Dallas, TX NAFTA-TAA-03166; Reef Chemical Co., Inc., Midland, TX NAFTA-TAA-03149; Lighthouse Electric, Ltd, Middlesex, NC

The investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.

NAFTA-TAA-03270; Televisa International, L.L.C.

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-03266; Pilkington Libbey-Owens-Ford, a/k/a Libby Owens Ford, Sherman, TX: June 3, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03250; Rockwell Automation Power Systems, Dodge Mechanical Group, Mishawaka, IN: June 7, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03246; Salant Corp., Manhattan Accessories, Long Island City, NY: June 9, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03170; C & D Technologies, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA: May 4, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03184; McCulloch North America, Inc., Corporate Headquarters and Distribution Center, Tucson, AZ: May 24, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03212; Crouzet Corp., Carrollton, TX: November 8, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03151; Homemaker Industries, Inc., North Charleston, SC: May 4, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03251; Dyersburg Corp., Alamac Knit Fabrics, Hamilton, NC: June 2, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03198; General Motors Corp., Delco Defense Systems Operation (DDSO), Goleta, CA: March 19, 1999 NAFTA-TAA-03197; Royce Hosiery Mills, Inc., Conover, NC: May 14, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03191; Medtronic, Inc., Parker, CO: May 19, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03188; Philips Electronics North America Corp., Philips Components Div., Departments 133, 134, 136, 400, 630, 420, 240, 261 and 266, Saugerties, NY: May 19, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03161 & A, B, C; Levi Strauss & Company, Morrilton Sewing Facility, Morrilton, AR, Little Rock Transportation Department, Little Rock, AR, Murphy Sewing Facility, Murphy, NC and Charlotte Transportation Department, Charlotte, NC: May 10, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03221; National Wood Products, Glasgow, KY: May 26, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03242; Woolrich, Inc., Soperton Facility, Soperton, GA: June 8, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03232; May Tag & Label Corp., Div. Of ACCO Brands, Including Leased Workers of Agency Solution Staffing Services, Hillside, NJ: May 13, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03218; Jantzen, Inc. Portland, OR: June 2, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03255; Medtronics, Inc., & Temporary Employees from Norrell Temporary Services, Anaheim, CA: May 26, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03173; Mitel, Inc., Manufacturing Div., Ogdensburg, NY: May 6, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03102; D & A Industries, Inc., El Paso, TX: April 1, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03106; General Electric Co., Power Management Div., Malvern, PA: April 12, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03175; White Knight Healthcare, Douglas, AZ: May 13, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03027; M. Wile and Company, d/b/a/ Intercontinental Branded Apparel, Whiteville, NC: March 22, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03051; Ansewn Shoe Co., Bangor, ME: April 1, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03028; The Aromat Corp., San Jose, CA: April 12, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03187; Master Lock Co., Milwaukee, WI: May 4, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03004; The Macwhyte Company, Kenosha, WI: February 18, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03206; Federal-Mogul, Friction Products and World-Wide Aftermarket Distribution, Manila, AR: May 14, 1998 NAFTA-TAA-03034; Mishy Sportswear, Opa Locka, FL: March 24, 1998

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of June, 1999. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C-4318, 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.

Dated: July 13, 1999. Grant D. Beale, Program Manager, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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