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34048 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Notices

the production of textbook illustrations Signed at Washington, DC this 8th day of from employment on or after April 5, 2006
from York, Pennsylvania to Canada, June, 2007. through May 10, 2009, are eligible to apply
thus causing separations of workers Linda G. Poole, for adjustment assistance under Section 223
from the subject firm. of the Trade Act of 1974 and are also eligible
Certifying Officer,Division of Trade
to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment
A company official was contacted for Adjustment Assistance.
Assistance under Section 246 of the Trade
clarification in regard of a shift in [FR Doc. E7–11834 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] Act of 1974.’’
production to Canada. The official BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P
Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of
stated that there was no shift in June 2007.
production of textbook illustration
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Richard Church,
functions from Pearson Education, Inc.,
York, Pennsylvania to Canada in 2006 Certifying Officer, Division of Trade
Employment and Training Adjustment Assistance.
and January of 2007. The official
emphasized that the reason of Administration [FR Doc. E7–11838 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am]
decreasing production of textbook BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P
[TA–W–61,254]
illustrations at the facility in York,
Pennsylvania lies behind ‘‘an overall American & Efird, Inc., d/b/a Robison
business strategy’’ of Pearson Artworks and Anton Textile Company, Fairview DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
to shift its focus away from volume Division, Fairview, NJ; Amended
Employment and Training
illustrations to more of a research and Certification Regarding Eligibility To
Administration
development model. Apply for Worker Adjustment
The petitioner also disagreed with the Assistance and Alternative Trade [TA–W–61,129]
previous findings that ‘‘worker Adjustment Assistance
separation at the subject firm was due Romar Textile Co., Inc.; Wampum, PA;
In accordance with Section 223 of the Notice of Revised Determination on
to a change from manual to automated Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273) the
work processes and not to imports or Reconsideration
Department of Labor issued a
shift in production’’ and alleged that Certification of Eligibility to Apply for On May 25, 2007, the Department
‘‘no new automated processes were Worker Adjustment Assistance and a issued an Affirmative Determination
implemented during the course of Negative Determination Regarding Regarding Application on
workers employment that would Eligibility to Apply for Alternative Reconsideration applicable to workers
eliminate their services.’’ Trade Adjustment Assistance on May and former workers of the subject firm.
The company official informed that 10, 2007, applicable to workers of The notice was published in the Federal
contrary to petitioners’ statements, the American & Efird, Inc., d/b/a Robison Register on June 7, 2007 (72 FR 31613).
workers of the Primary Staffing Anton Textile Company, Fairview The previous investigation initiated
Services, Inc. were no longer needed Division, Fairview, New Jersey. The on March 16, 2007, resulted in a
because Pearson Education, York, notice was published in the Federal negative determination issued on March
Pennsylvania ‘‘developed internal Register on May 24, 2007 (72 FR 29181). 29, 2007, was based on the finding that
process that streamlined the workflow, At the request of a company official, workers of the subject firm do not
thus decreasing the number of the Department reviewed the produce an article or support
employees needed to perform the tasks certification for workers of the subject production of an article within the
of the Company’s operations in its York firm. The workers were engaged in the meaning of Section 222 of the Act. The
office.’’ In particular, the official production of embroidery thread and denial notice was published in the
clarified that these new processes yarn. Federal Register on April 10, 2007 (72
included Manuscript Maker, which In a request for an amendment, the FR 17938).
automates the creation of art manuscript company provided sufficient In the request for reconsideration, the
and visual assets database, Proof Maker information to confirm that the skills of petitioner provided additional
and Correction script, which provide the workers at the subject firm are not information regarding production at
automated art proofs and corrections, easily transferable in the local Romar Textile Co., Inc. Upon further
Media and new automated shipping commuting area. contact with the company official, it
methods via FedEx and UPS installed Information obtained also indicates was revealed that the subject facility
computers. that a significant number of workers of supported production of pillow covers
The investigation on reconsideration the subject firm are age 50 or over, and dust ruffles in 2005 and January
supported the findings that imports of workers have skills that are not easily through May of 2006.
WEB based line art illustrations did not transferable, and conditions in the The investigation on reconsideration
contribute importantly to worker industry are adverse. Review of this also revealed that Romar Textile Co.,
separations at the subject firm and no information shows that all eligibility Inc., Wampum, Pennsylvania supplied
shift of production to a foreign source criteria under Section 246 of the Trade pillow covers and dust ruffles to one
occurred. Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as customer. A survey of this declining
amended have been met. customer revealed an absolute increase
Conclusion
Accordingly, the Department is in imports of pillow covers and dust
After reconsideration, I affirm the amending the certification to reflect its ruffles from 2004 to 2005 and in January
original notice of negative finding. through May of 2006 when compared
determination of eligibility to apply for The amended notice applicable to with the same period in 2006. The
worker adjustment assistance for TA–W–61,254 is hereby issued as imports accounted for a meaningful
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workers and former workers of Primary follows: portion of the subject firm’s lost sales or
Staffing Services, Inc., workers ‘‘All workers of American & Efird, Inc., production.
employed at Pearson Artworks, a d/b/a Robison Anton Textile Company, In accordance with Section 246 the
division of Pearson Education, Inc., Fairview Division, Fairview, New Jersey, Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as
York, Pennsylvania. who became totally or partially separated amended, the Department of Labor

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