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TAA Decision 85363

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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-85,363

REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION 
MT. STERLING DIVISION
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY 

TA-W-85,363A

REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION 
WINCHESTER DIVISION 
WINCHESTER, KENTUCKY  

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 ("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, or an appropriate subdivision of the 
firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are 
threatened to become totally or partially separated;
	    (2)(B)(i)	there has been a shift in production by such 
workers' firm or subdivision to a foreign country of 
articles like or directly competitive with articles 
which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and
	  (ii)(I) the country to which the workers' firm has 
shifted production of the articles is a party to a free 
trade agreement with the United States;
            (II) the country to which the workers' firm has 
shifted production of the articles is a beneficiary 
under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the 
Caribbean Basin Economic Act; or
            (III) there has been or is likely to be an 
increase in imports of articles that are like or 
directly competitive with articles which are or were 
produced by such firm or subdivision  
   
      The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on June 6, 2014 by a company official on behalf of 
workers of Regal Beloit Corporation, Mt. Sterling Division, Mt. 
Sterling, Kentucky (TA-W-85,363), and Regal Beloit 
Corporation, Winchester Division, Winchester, Kentucky (TA-W-
85,363A) (collectively referred to as Regal Beloit 
Corporation).  The workers' firm is engaged activities related 
to the production of metal stamping.   
      During the course of the investigation, information was 
collected from the workers' firm. 
      Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant 
number or proportion of the workers at both locations become 
totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become 
totally or partially separated. 
	Section 222(a)(2)(B) has been met because the employment 
decline is related to the shift in production of metal stamping 
to a foreign country that is a party to a free trade agreement 
with the United States.
      In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 26 U.S.C. 2813, the Department herein presents 
the results of its investigation regarding certification of 
eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance 
(ATAA) for older workers.   
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm 
under Section 246 (a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act are satisfied 
if the following criteria are met:
(I)	Whether a significant number of workers in the   
workers' firm are 50 years of age or older;
(II)	Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess 
skills that are not easily transferable; and
(III)	The competitive conditions within the workers' 
industry (i.e., conditions within the industry 
are adverse).

      Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii)(I) has been met because a 
significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 50 years 
of age or older. 
      Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii)(II) has been met because the 
workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are not easily 
transferrable. 
      Finally, Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii)(III) has been met because 
conditions within the workers' industry are adverse.



Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Regal Beloit 
Corporation, Mt. Sterling Division, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky 
(TA-W-85,363), and Regal Beloit Corporation, Winchester 
Division, Winchester, Kentucky (TA-W-85,363A), who are engaged 
in activities related to the production of metal stamping, 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 Regal Beloit Corporation, Mt. Sterling 
Division, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky (TA-W-85,363), and Regal 
Beloit Corporation, Winchester Division, Winchester, 
Kentucky (TA-W-85,363A), who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after June 5, 2013, 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, and are also eligible 
to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under 
Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended." 
Signed in Washington, D.C. this 8th day of August 2014.

/s/Del Min Amy Chen
______________________________
DEL MIN AMY CHEN
Certifying Officer, Office of
Trade Adjustment Assistance





    

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