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TAA Decision 57986


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	DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

	Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-57,986

BRAVO SPORTS
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS OF SELECT PERSONNEL
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA
	
	Certification Regarding Eligibility
	To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and
	Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (19 USC 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents the 
results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility 
to apply for worker adjustment assistance.
      In order to make an affirmative determination and issue a 
certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance, the group eligibility requirements in either paragraph 
(a)(2)(A) or (a)(2)(B) of Section 222 of the Trade Act must be met. 
It is determined in this case that the requirements of (a)(2)(A) of 
Section 222 have been met. 
      The investigation was initiated on September 20, 2005, in 
response to a petition filed by a state workforce representative on 
behalf of workers at Precision Engine Products Corporation, a 
subsidiary of Bravo Sports, Cypress, California.  The workers at 
the subject firm produce skateboard wheels.
      The investigation revealed that the subject firm also leased 
on-site workers from Select Personnel to produce skateboard wheels.
      
      The investigation also revealed that employment and production 
at the subject firm declined during the relevant period.
      The investigation further revealed that the subject firm 
increased imports of skateboard wheels starting in August 2005.
       In addition, in accordance with Section 246 of the Trade Act 
of 1974 (26 USC 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein 
presents the results of its investigation regarding certification 
of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance 
(ATAA) for older workers.
      In order for the Department to issue a certification of 
eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements 
of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met.  The Department has 
determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have 
been met.
     A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over 
and possess skills that are not easily transferable.  Competitive 
conditions within the industry are adverse.








Conclusion
      After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that an increase on imports of articles 
like or directly competitive with skateboard wheels produced at the 
subject firm contributed importantly to the total or partial 
separation of workers and to the decline in sales or production at 
that firm or subdivision.  In accordance with the provisions of the 
Act, I make the following certification:
"All workers of Bravo Sports, including on-site leased workers 
of Select Personnel, Cypress, California who became totally or 
partially separated from employment on or after September 19, 
2004, through two years from the date of certification are 
eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 
of the Trade Act of 1974 and are also eligible to apply for 
alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of 
the Trade Act of 1974."
Signed in Washington, D. C. this 28th day of October, 2005.


                              /s/ Elliott S. Kushner
                                    ______________________________
                                    ELLIOTT S. KUSHNER
                                    Certifying Officer, Division of 
                                    Trade Adjustment Assistance







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