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TAA Decision 64638

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

	Employment and Training Administration

	TA-W-64,638

	TEXTILEATHER CORPORATION
TOLEDO, OHIO
	
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 (19 USC 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents the 
results of an 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 December 10, 2008, in 
response to a petition filed on behalf of workers of Textileather 
Corporation, Toledo, Ohio.  The workers produce automotive vinyl.
      The investigation revealed that the subject firm is separating 
a substantial portion of its workforce in Toledo and shifting 
production of automotive vinyl abroad, including to Canada, a 
country with which the United States has a free trade agreement.  
      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 addition, 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 possess skills that are not easily transferable.  
Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse.
Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I conclude that there was a shift in production from 
the workers firm or subdivision to Canada and China of articles 
that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the 
subject firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of 
the Act, I make the following certification:
	


	"All workers of Textileather Corporation, Toledo, Ohio who 
	became totally or partially separated from employment on or 
	after December 9, 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 13th day of January 2009

						/s/ Richard Church
                                    ______________________________
                                    RICHARD CHURCH
                                    Certifying Officer, Division of 
	Trade Adjustment Assistance


      

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