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TAA Decision 64244

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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

	Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-64,244

NAUTILUS, INC.
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS FROM
ACCOUNTING PRINCIPALS AND AEROTEK
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

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 (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)(B) of 
Section 222 have been met. 
     The investigation was initiated on October 17, 2008 in 
response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of 
workers of Nautilus, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma. The workers produce 
fitness equipment.
      The worker group includes on-site leased workers from 
Accounting Principals and Aerotek.
      The investigation revealed that employment in Tulsa declined 
from 2006 to 2007 and in January through September 2008 compared 
with the same period in 2007.
      The subject firm is currently shifting fitness equipment 
production in Tulsa to China and Taiwan; company imports are 
expected to increase.
      In accordance with Section 246 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 do not possess skills that are easily transferable. 
Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse.
Conclusion
      After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that that there was a shift in 
production from the subject firm to China and Taiwan of articles 
that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the 
subject firm, and there has been or is likely to be an increase in 
imports of like or directly competitive articles. In accordance 
with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification:
"All workers of Nautilus, Inc., including on-site leased 
workers from Accounting Principals and Aerotek, Tulsa, 
Oklahoma, who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after October 15, 2007 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 21st day of November 2008
				     	
						/s/Richard Church
                                    ______________________________
                                    RICHARD CHURCH
                                    Certifying Officer, Division of 
                                    Trade Adjustment Assistance






    

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