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TAA Decision 98030

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        UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

Employment and Training Administration 

TA-W-98,030 

THE COLEMAN COMPANY INC. 

SAUK RAPIDS, MINNESOTA 

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(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, or an appropriate subdivision of the 
firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are 
threatened to become totally or partially separated; 

(2)(B)(i) there has been a shift in production by such 
workers' firm or subdivision to a foreign country of 
articles like or directly competitive with articles 
which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and 

(ii)(I) the country to which the workers' firm has 
shifted production of the articles is a party to a free 
trade agreement with the United States; 

(II) the country to which the workers' firm has 
shifted production of the articles is a beneficiary 
under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the 
Caribbean Basin Economic Act; or 

(III) there has been or is likely to be an 
increase in imports of articles that are like or 
directly competitive with articles which are or were 
produced by such firm or subdivision 

The investigation was initiated in response to a Trade 
Adjustment Assistance for Workers (TAA) and Alternative Trade 
Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) petition dated August 11, 2021 and 
filed on August 13, 2021 by a state workforce office, on behalf 
of former workers of The Coleman Company Inc., Sauk Rapids, 
Minnesota (Coleman Company-Sauk Rapids). In accordance with 20 
C.F.R. 618.110 a worker group is defined as, ""¦inclusive of 
teleworkers and staffed workers." Coleman Company-Sauk Rapids is 
engaged in activities related to the production of personal 
flotation devices. The petition alleges that worker 
separations, or threats thereof, were due to a shift in 
production to foreign countries. 

During the course of the investigation, the Department 
collected information from the petitioner(s), the workers' firm, 
and other relevant sources. 

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

Section 222(a)(2)(B) has been met because a shift in 
production of personal flotation devices to a foreign country 
has occurred and there has been or is likely to be an increase 
in imports of personal flotation devices, or like or directly 
competitive articles. 

ALTERNATIVE TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE 

In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. § 2813, the Department herein presents 
the results of its investigation regarding certification of 
eligibility to apply for 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 are 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). 

Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii)(I) has been met because a 
significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 50 years 
of age or older. 

Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii)(II) has been met because the 
workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are not easily 
transferrable. 

Finally, Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii)(III) has been met because 
conditions within the workers' industry are adverse. 

Conclusion 

After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Coleman Company-Sauk 
Rapids, who are engaged in activities related to the production 
of personal flotation devices, 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 The Coleman Company Inc., Sauk Rapids, 
Minnesota, who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after August 11, 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 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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