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TAA Decision 75150

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

	Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-75,150

INTERNATIONAL BRAKE INDUSTRIES, INC. 
A SUBSIDIARY OF QUALITOR, INC.
	LIMA, OHIO	
	
	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:
I.	The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a)(1)) requires that a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm 
must have become totally or partially separated or be 
threatened with total or partial separation.

II.	The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied if either:

(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
(i)(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.

III.	The third criterion requires that the shift/acquisition 
must have contributed importantly to the workers' 
separation or threat of separation.  See Section 
222(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. §  
2272(a)(2)(B)(ii).
  
	The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on January 31, 2011 by a company official on behalf of 
workers of International Brake Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of 
Qualitor, Inc., Lima, Ohio (IBI). The workers were engaged in 
production of brake hardware kits and components sold 
specifically for the automotive industry. 
	The investigation revealed that workers at IBI, who are 
engaged in activities related to the production of brake 
hardware kits and components, meet the criteria for 
certification.  
      Criterion I has been met because a significant number or 
proportion of workers at IBI were totally or partially 
separated, or threatened with such separation, during the 
relevant period. 
      Criterion II has been met because IBI has shifted to a 
foreign country the production of articles like or directly 
competitive with the brake hardware kits and components 
produced by the workers. 
      Criterion III has been met because the shift of 
production of brake hardware kits and components to China 
contributed importantly to worker group separations at the 
Lima, Ohio facility.


Conclusion
      After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of International Brake 
Industries, Inc., Lima, Ohio, who were are engaged in employment 
related to the production of brake hardware kits and 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 International Brake Industries, Inc., a 
subsidiary of Qualitor, Inc., Lima, Ohio, who became 
totally or partially separated from employment on or after 
January 31, 2010, through two years from the date of 
certification, and all workers in the group threatened with 
total or partial separation from employment on 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 13th day of April, 2011


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


      

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