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TAA Decision 86114

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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-86,114

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
WEST PLAINS DIVISION 
A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
WEST PLAINS, 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 June 22, 2015 by a company official on behalf of 
workers of Regal Beloit America, Inc., West Plains Division, a 
wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Beloit Corporation, West 
Plains, Missouri (Regal Beloit America).  The workers' firm is 
engaged in activities related to the production of electric 
motors.  The subject worker group does not include on-site 
leased workers.  
      Workers of Regal Beloit America were eligible to apply for 
Trade Adjustment Assistance under TA-W-82,708 (certification  
expired on May 21, 2015).
      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 workers' 
firm has shifted to a foreign country the production of a(n) 
article like or directly competitive with the articles produced 
by the workers which contributed importantly to worker group 
separations at Regal Beloit America.

Conclusion

	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Regal Beloit America, 
Inc., West Plains Division, West Plains, Missouri, who are 
engaged in activities related to the production of electric 
motors, 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 America, Inc., West Plains 
Division, a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Beloit 
Corporation, West Plains, Missouri, who became totally or 
partially separated from employment on or after May 22, 
2015 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 28th day of August, 2015

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

    

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