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TAA Decision 95840

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

Employment and Training Administration 

TA-W-95,840 

NORTHWEST HARDWOODS, INC. 

A SUBSIDIARY OF NORTHWEST HARDWOODS, INC. 

INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS 

FROM BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES 

GARIBALDI, OREGON 

TA-W-95,840A 

NORTHWEST HARDWOODS, INC. 

A SUBSIDIARY OF NORTHWEST HARDWOODS, INC. 

COOS BAY, OREGON 

Amended 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 
issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker 
Adjustment Assistance on September 9, 2021, applicable to former 
workers of Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., a subsidiary of Northwest 
Hardwoods Inc., including on-site leased workers from Barrett 
Business Services Garibaldi, Oregon (TA-W-95,840). The 
Department's Notice of determination has yet to be published in 
the Federal Register. The subject worker group is engaged in 
activities related to the production of lumber. 

The State of Oregon requested an amendment of the 
certification to include workers of Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., 
Coos Bay, Oregon (TA-W-95,840A). 

The investigation revealed that the basis for certification 
of petition TA-W-95,840 is directly connected to the worker 
group separations in petition TA-W-95,840A. The Department 
determines that an amendment to clarify the worker group is 
appropriate. 

The amended notice applicable to TA-W-95,840 is hereby 
issued as follows: 

"All workers of Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., a subsidiary of 
Northwest Hardwoods Inc., including on-site leased workers 
from Barrett Business Services, Garibaldi, Oregon (TA-W-
95,840), and all workers of Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., a 
subsidiary of Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Coos Bay, Oregon 
(TA-W-95,840A), who became totally or partially separated 
from employment on or after March 23, 2019, through September 
9, 2023, and all workers in the group threatened with total 
or partial separation from employment on September 9, 2021 
through September 9, 2023, 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 22nd day of September, 2021 


/s/ Del-Min Amy Chen
_______________________
DEL-MIN AMY CHEN 

Certifying Officer, Office of 

Trade Adjustment Assistance 




DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

Employment and Training Administration 

TA-W-95,840 

NORTHWEST HARDWOODS, INC. 

A SUBSIDIARY OF NORTHWEST HARDWOODS, INC. 

INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS 

FROM BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES 

GARIBALDI, OREGON 

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; and 

(2)(A)(i) the sales or production, or both, of such firm have 
decreased absolutely; and 

(ii)(I) imports of articles or services like or directly 
competitive with articles produced or services supplied by 
such firm have increased; and 

(iii) the increase in imports described in clause (ii) 
contributed importantly to such workers' separation or 
threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or 
production of such firm. 

The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on March 24, 2020 by a state workforce office on behalf 
of workers of Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., a subsidiary of 
Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Garibaldi, Oregon (Northwest 
Hardwoods-Garibaldi). Northwest Hardwoods-Garibaldi is engaged 
in activities related to the production of lumber. The subject 
worker group includes on-site leased workers from Barrett 
Business Services. 

During the course of the investigation, information was 
collected from the petition and the workers' firm. 

Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in Northwest Hardwoods-
Garibaldi have become totally or partially separated, or are 
threatened to become totally or partially separated. 

Section 222(a)(2)(A)(i) has been met because the sales 
and production by Northwest Hardwoods-Garibaldi have decreased 
absolutely. 

Section 222(a)(2)(A)(ii) has been met because imports of 
articles like or directly competitive with the lumber produced 
by Northwest Hardwoods-Garibaldi have increased during the 
relevant period when compared to the representative base 
period. 

Finally, Section 222(a)(2)(A)(iii) has been met because 
increased firm imports contributed importantly to the worker 
group separations and sales/production declines at Northwest 
Hardwoods-Garibaldi. 

Conclusion 

After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Northwest Hardwoods-
Garibaldi, who are engaged in activities related to the 
production of lumber, 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 Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., a 
subsidiary of Northwest Hardwoods Inc., including on-site 
leased workers from Barrett Business Services, Garibaldi, 
Oregon, who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after March 23, 2019 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 9th day of September, 2021 

/s/ Del-Min Amy Chen
_______________________
DEL-MIN AMY CHEN 

Certifying Officer, Office of 

Trade Adjustment Assistance 


      

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