Adjustment assistance and NAFTA transitional adjustment assistance: Rainier West Sportswear et al.,
[Federal Register: June 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 106)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
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 May, 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 of 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 sub-division 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-35, 942; Rainier West Sportswear, Centralia, WA TA-W-35, 934; The Torrington Co., Elberton, GA TA-W-35, 706; Nooter Fabricators, Inc., St. Louis, MO TA-W-36, 004; Specialty Discharge Lighting and Lighting Resources International, Bellevue, OH TA-W-36, 015; World Color, Dresden, TN TA-W-35, 769; Arrow Automotive Industries, Morrilton, AR TA-W-35, 977; A and M Mfg., Inc., Cosby, MO TA-W-35, 875; E and H Industrial Supplies, Inc., Williston, ND TA-W-35, 869; CMS Oil and Gas Co., Traverse City District Office, Traverse City, MI
In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.
TA-W-35, 969; Smith Foods, Inc., Independence, KS TA-W-35, 933; Boise Cascade Corp., Paper Engineering Dept, Boise, ID TA-W-36, 165; Joe T. Smith, Inc., Hawley, TX TA-W-35, 748; Boone's Bit Service, Williston, ND TA-W-35, 785; Fleenor Dirt Construction, Inc., Hays, KS TA-W-35, 962; Wilson Supply, Houston, TX TA-W-36, 141; Kentucky Apparel, Glasgow, KY
The workers firm does not produce an article as required for certification under section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.
TA-W-35, 762 & A; LSI Logic, Inc., Fort Collins, Co., & Colorado Springs, CO TA-W-35, 899; Consolidated Coal Co., Humphrey #7 Mine, Osage, WV TA-W-35, 627; Titan Tire Corp., Des Moines, IA
Increased imports did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the firm.
TA-W-36, 107; Standard Register Co., Fulton, KY
Declines in employment at the subject firm is attributed to a shift in production to other domestic affiliated locations.
TA-W-35, 870; Kay Jay Paints Co., A Calvin Klein Co, A Subsidiary of the Warnaco Group, Inc., Nesquehoning, PA
The investigation revealed that criteria (1) and criteria (2) have not been met. A significant number or proporation 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.
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-36,117; Easton Corp., Golf Grip Div., Laurinburg, NC: August 22, 1998. TA-W-35,775; The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Gadsden, AL: April 24, 1999. TA-W-36,152; Roffe Accessories, Long Island City, NY: March 30, 1998. TA-W-35,506; Paramount Headwear, Inc., Winona, MO: December 19, 1997. TA-W-35,928; Murata Electronics North America, Inc., State College, PA: March 1, 1998. TA-W-35,806; Phelps Dodge Corp., Chino Mine, Santa Rita, NM: January 25, 1998. TA-W-35,782; JPS Converte & Industrial Corp, A Subsidiary of JPS Textile, Inc., Rocky Mount, VA: February 22, 1998. TA-W-36,126; G.L.R. Corp., Williston, ND: March 31, 1998. TA-W-35,974; Lou Levy & Sons Fashion, Inc., Sample Room, New York, NY: May 1, 1999. TA-W-35,941; Master Slack Corp., Bolivar, TN: March 16, 1998. TA-W-35,895; Guilford of Maine, Newport, ME: April 18, 1999. TA-W-35,605; Ball Foster Glass Container Co., Millville, NJ: January 27, 1998. TA-W-36,051; Breed Technologies, Inc., dba Breed Technologies Holdings, Maryville, TN: March 30, 1998. TA-W-36,088; Petroleum Experience, Wiliston, ND: March 29, 1998. TA-W-35,708; General Electric Industrial Systems, Jonesboro, AR: February 3, 1998. TA-W-35,670; SGL Carbon Corp., Morganton, NC: February 8, 1998. TA-W-35,837; Datiani Fashions LTD, New York, NY: February 18, 1998. TA-W-36,104; Chamberlain Moore-Matic, Waupaca, WI: March 29, 1998. TA-W-35,590; Petco Petroleum Corp., St. Elmo, IL: January 18, 1998. TA-W-35,758; ASARCO, Inc., Amarillo, TX: February 5, 1998. TA-W-35,801; Continental Sprayers, Inc., El Paso, TX: February 24, 1998. TA-W-35,878; Vingcard, Inc., Dallas, TX: March 3, 1998. TA-W-35,894; Revelation Bra Co,. dba Goddess Bra, East Boston, MA: March 3, 1998. TA-W-35,781; Friday Child Manufacturing, Inc., New York, NY: February 3, 1998. TA-W-35,665; Triple A Trouser Mfg Co., Scranton, PA: January 22, 1998. TA-W-35,902; General Electric Co., Morrison, IL: March 3, 1998. TA-W-35,969; Buster Brown Apparel, Inc., Norton, VA: March 16, 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), Subchaper 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 issues during the month of May, 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-03042; CMS Oil & Gas Co., Traverse City District Office, Traverse City, MI NAFTA-TAA-03001; Charles Komar & Sons, McAlester, OK NAFTA-TAA-02916; KCS Resources, Inc., dbs Mountain Resources, Inc., Worland, WY NAFTA-TAA-02989; The Torrington Co., Elberton, GA NAFTA-TAA-02890; Titan Tire Corp., Des Moines, IA NAFTA-TAA-03014; Master Slack Corp., Bolivar, TN NAFTA-TAA-03049; Murata Electrics North America, Inc., State College, PA NAFTA-TAA-02957; Baker Atlas Div. Of Baker Hughes, Houston, TX NAFTA-TAA-03055; World Color, Dresden, TN NAFTA-TAA-03073; Graybec Lime, Inc., Formerly Fellefonte Lime Co., Bellefonte, PA NAFTA-TAA-03081; Siemens Information Communication Networks, Cherry Hill, NJ NAFTA-TAA-03035; A and M Mfg., Inc., Cosby, MO NAFTA-TAA-03131; Cole-Haan Manufacturing, Livermore Falls, ME NAFTA-TAA-03024; Sanchez Oil and Gas Corp., Laredo, TX NAFTA-TAA-03012; Controlled Recovery, Inc., Hobbs, NM NAFTA-TAA-03080; Good Lad Co., Philadelphia, PA
The investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.
NAFTA-TAA-03008; Cashman Equipment Co., Elko, NV NAFTA-TAA-03009; Canyon Construction, Inc., Elko, NV NAFTA-TAA-02874; Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, Inc., Sidney, MT NAFTA-TAA-03037; Jencraft Corp., McAllen, TX
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-03167; Oxford Automotive, Oxford Suspension, Inc., Hamilton, IN: April 21, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03036; The Stroh Brewery Co., Corp. Headquarters, Detroit, MI: March 12, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03130; The Stroh Brewery Co., Winston-Salem Brewery, Winston- Salem, NC: April 22, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03071; the Stroh Brewery Co., the Blitz Weinhard Brewing Co., Portland, OR: April 5, 1998.
NAFTA-TAA-03011; The Stroh Brewery Co., Heileman--La Crosse Plant, La Crosse, WI: March 18, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03162; The Stroh Brewery Co., The Rainier Brewery Co., Seattle, WA: April 26, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03123; The Stroh Brewery Co., Longview Brewery, Longview, TX: April 20, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-02865; Ball Foster Glass Container Co., Millville, NJ: January 6, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03124; Eagle Pitcher Industries, Inc., Construction Equipment Div., Lubbock, TX: April 23, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03153; Waterford Irish Stoves, Inc., West Lebanon, NH: April 25, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03038; Triple D Services, Inc., Gastonia, NC: March 11, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03061; Mark Steel Jewelry, Spring City, UT: March 25, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-02922; The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Gadsden, AL: April 16, 1999. NAFTA-TAA-03068; Paris Fashions, Paris, TN: March 29, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03142; Gerber Childrenswear, Inc., Ballinger, TX: April 30, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03059; International Paper, Printing Papers Div., Hudson River Mill, Corinth, NY: March 16, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-02991; Exide Electronics, Brunswick Plant Operation, Leland, NC: February 18, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-03163; Tarkett, Inc., Whitehall, PA: April 29, 1998. NAFTA-TAA-02968; Russell Corp., Habersham Mills, Habersham Mills, GA: March 1, 1998.
I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the months of May, 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: May 26, 1999. Grant D. Beale, Acting Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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