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TAA Decision 85641

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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-85,641

REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION 
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS FROM 
PENMAC PERSONNEL SERVICES
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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;
	(2)(B)(i)(I)	there has been a shift by the workers' 
firm to a foreign country in the production of 
articles or supply of services like or directly 
competitive with those produced/supplied by the 
workers' firm; OR
	         (II)	there has been an acquisition from a 
	         foreign country by the workers' firm of 
              articles/services that are like or directly
              competitive with those produced/supplied by 
              the workers' firm; AND
(ii)	the shift/acquisition must have contributed 
importantly to the workers' separation or 
threat of separation.  
  
      The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on November 12, 2014 by a company official on behalf of 
workers of Regal Beloit Corporation, including on-site leased 
workers from Penmac Personnel Services, Springfield, Missouri 
(Regal). The workers' firm is engaged in activities related to 
the production of electric motors and parts for heating, 
ventilation and air conditioning applications.  Workers are not 
separately identifiable by product line.
     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 in such workers' firm have 
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 to a country that 
is 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).
   
      A significant number of workers at Regal are 50 years of 
age or older. The workers in the workers' firm possess skills 
that are not easily transferrable. 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, Springfield, Missouri, who are engaged in 
activities related to the production of electric motors and parts 
for heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications, 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, including on-
site leased workers from Penmac Personnel Services, 
Springfield, Missouri, who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after November 10, 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 10th day of December, 2014	

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


    

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