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TAA Decision 92425

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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-92,425

REGAL-BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
A SUBSIDIARY OF REGAL-BELOIT CORPORATION
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS FROM
AT WORK PERSONNEL SERVICES
ERWIN, TENNESSEE

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 17, 2016 by a state workforce official on 
behalf of workers of Regal-Beloit America, Inc., a subsidiary 
of Regal-Beloit Corporation, Erwin, Tennessee (subject firm).  
The subject worker group is engaged in activities related to 
the production of sub-fractional horsepower motors and plastic 
resin components.  The subject worker group includes on-site 
leased workers from At Work Personnel Services.  Workers are not 
separately identifiable by product line.
      During the course of the investigation, information was 
collected from the petitioner and 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 articles 
like or directly competitive with the articles produced by the 
workers which contributed importantly to worker group 
separations at the subject firm.


Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Regal-Beloit America, 
Inc., Erwin, Tennessee, who are engaged in activities related to 
the production of sub-fractional horsepower motors and plastic 
resin components, 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., a subsidiary 
of Regal-Beloit Corporation, including on-site leased 
workers from At Work Personnel Services, Erwin, Tennessee, 
who became totally or partially separated from employment 
on or after November 16, 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 27th day of January 2017.
                          /s/Del Min Amy Chen
                          ______________________________
                          DEL MIN AMY CHEN
                          Certifying Officer, Office of
                          Trade Adjustment Assistance

    

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