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TAA Decision 82970


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-82,970

TREK BICYCLE CORPORATION
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS FROM LIFESTYLE STAFFING
WATERLOO, WISCONSIN

Certification Regarding Eligibility
To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor 
herein presents the results of an investigation regarding 
certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment 
assistance.
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm 
under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a), are 
satisfied if the following criteria are met:
(1) a significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or 
are threatened to become totally or partially separated; and

(2)(A)(i) the sales or production, or both, of such firm have 
decreased absolutely; and

(ii)(II)(aa) imports of articles like or directly 
competitive with articles into which one or more 
component parts produced by such firm are directly 
incorporated have increased; and

(iii) the increase in imports described in clause (ii) 
contributed importantly to such workers' separation or 
threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or 
production of such firm.

  	The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on August 13, 2013 by a State Workforce Office on behalf 
of workers of Trek Bicycle Corporation, Waterloo, Wisconsin. 
Trek Bicycle Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of 
bicycle and cycling products. The workers' firm is engaged in 
activities related to the production of carbon fiber bike 
frames. The worker group includes on-site leased workers from 
Lifestyle Staffing.
      Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm have 
become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to 
become totally or partially separated. 
      Section 222(a)(2)(A)(i) has been met because the sales 
and/or production of carbon fiber bike frames by Trek Bicycle 
Corporation have decreased absolutely.  
      Section 222(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II)(aa) has been met because 
reliance on imports of bicycles like or directly competitive 
with bicycles incorporating carbon fiber bike frames produced 
by Trek Bicycle Corporation has increased.      
      Finally, Section 222(a)(2)(A)(iii) has been met because 
the increased reliance on imports contributed importantly to 
the worker group separations and sales/production declines at 
Trek Bicycle Corporation.
      
Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Trek Bicycle 
Corporation, including on-site leased workers from Lifestyle 
Staffing, Waterloo, Wisconsin, who are engaged in activities 
related to the production of carbon fiber bike frames meet the 
worker group certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2273, I make the following certification:
"All workers of Trek Bicycle Corporation, including on-site 
leased workers from Lifestyle Staffing, Waterloo, 
Wisconsin, who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after August 12, 2012 through two years 
from the date of certification, and all workers in the 
group threatened with total or partial separation from 
employment on the date of certification through two years 
from the date of certification, are eligible to apply for 
adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the 
Trade Act of 1974, as amended."
Signed in Washington, D.C. this 7th day of November, 2013.

                                    /s/ Michael W. Jaffe
                                    ______________________________
                                    MICHAEL W. JAFFE
                                    Certifying Officer, Office of 
                                    Trade Adjustment Assistance






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