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TAA Decision 98028

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

Employment and Training Administration 

TA-W-98,028 

INTERDYNE, INC. 

JONESVILLE, MICHIGAN 

Certification Regarding Eligibility 

To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 

Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance 

TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE 

In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (the Act), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor 
(Department) herein presents the results of an investigation 
regarding certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (TAA) for workers. 

The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm under 
Section 222(b) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(b), can be satisfied if: 

(1) a significant number or proportion of the workers in the 
workers' firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm 
have become totally or partially separated, or are 
threatened to become totally or partially separated; 

(2) (2) the workers' firm (or subdivision) is a Supplier or 
Downstream Producer to a firm (or subdivision) that 
employed a group of workers who received a certification 
of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 
§ 2272(a), and such supply or production is related to the 
article that was the basis for such certification; and 

(3) either 

(A) the workers' firm is a supplier and the component 
parts it supplied to the firm (or subdivision) described 
in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the 
production or sales of the workers' firm; or 

(B) a loss of business by the workers' firm with the firm 
(or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed 
importantly to the workers' separation or threat of 
separation. 

Section 222(c)(4) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(c)(4), defines 
the term "Supplier" as "a firm that produces and supplies directly 
to another firm (or subdivision) component parts for articles that 
were the basis for a certification of eligibility under subsection 
(a) [of Section 222 of the Act] of a group of workers employed by 
such other firm." 

The investigation was initiated in response to a petition filed 
on August 11, 2021 on behalf of former workers of Interdyne, Inc., 
Jonesville, Michigan (Interdyne-Jonesville). Interdyne-Jonesville 
is engaged in the production of rubber dampeners. 

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

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

Section 222(b)(2) has been met because Interdyne-Jonesville 
is a Supplier to a firm that employed a group of workers who received 
a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. § 2272(a), and such supply is related to the actual finished 
article that was the basis for such certification. 

Section 222(b)(3)(B) has been met because the loss of business 
with the aforementioned firm contributed importantly to worker 
separations at Interdyne-Jonesville. 

ALTERNATIVE TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE 

In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
(Act), 26 U.S.C. 2813, the Department herein presents the results of 
its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older 
workers. 

The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm 
under Section 246 (a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act are satisfied if 
the following criteria have been met: 

(I) Whether a significant number of workers in the 
workers' firm are 50 years of age or older; 
(II) Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess 
skills that are not easily transferable; and 
(III) The competitive conditions within the workers' 
industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are 
adverse). 

The Department determines that the petitioning worker group 
has met the ATAA criteria. 

Conclusion 

After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, 
I determine that workers of Interdyne-Jonesville, who are engaged 
in activities related to the production of rubber dampeners, meet 
the worker group certification criteria under Section 222(b) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(b). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 
19 U.S.C. § 2273, I make the following certification: 

"All workers of Interdyne, Inc., Jonesville, Michigan, who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or 
after August 10, 2020 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, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade 
adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 
1974, as amended." 

Signed in Washington, D. C. this 20th day of September, 2021 



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

Certifying Officer, Office of 

Trade Adjustment Assistance 


      

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