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One Month Of Trade-Related Carnage: All The Trade Adjustment Assistance Certifications Issued By The Department of Labor During The Month Of August, 2010.
By Richard McCormack
August 2, 2010
-- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine, S. Portland, Maine. Health insurance and related services including finance and provider operations were sent offshore.
-- Citicorp Credit Services' Risk and Fraud Operations Division, Tucson, Ariz. Employees doing risk and fraud operations support services lost their jobs to outsourced foreign contractors.
-- Fairchild Semiconductor, Mountaintop, Penn. Production of discrete power semiconductors has shifted to a foreign country.
-- Precision Dynamics Corp., San Fernando, Calif. The company shifted production of identification wristbands and labels used in the entertainment industry and hospital facilities to a foreign country.
-- Precision Wire Components,Tualatin, Ore. Production of the company's precision medical device components was sent offshore.
-- River Bend Industries, LLC Fort Smith, Ark. Workers making plastic parts lost their jobs because the appliance company buying River Bend's products shifted its production offshore.
August 3, 2010
-- CareFusion 209, Middleton, Wisc. Workers making neurophysiological monitoring and diagnostic equipment and audiological and hearing diagnostic equipment lost their jobs because the firm shifted production to another country.
-- Design Ware, Kalamazoo, Mich. Workers making plastic and paper party products lost their jobs because imports of competing products displaced the need for the U.S. workers.
-- Eagle Express Trucking, Inc., Saint Marys, Penn. The workers employed in the supply of intrastate and interstate logistic services lost their jobs because their suppliers lost their jobs to foreign imports.
-- Emerson Electric's Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc., McKinney, Texas. Workers lost their jobs because the company shifted its production of regulators to foreign countries.
-- General Fasteners Company, Richmond, Ind. Workers engaged in the supply of fastener distribution and warehousing services lost their jobs because they were suppliers to companies displaced by foreign imports.
-- Insulet Corp., Bedford, Mass. The company shifted its production of insulin management systems and personal diabetes managers to a foreign country.
-- JBL Inc., Northridge, Calif. The subsidiary of Harmon Intl, laid off its workers making loudspeakers because it shifted its production offshore.
-- Teksystems, Ajilon, and Pomeroy, Brooklyn Park, Minn. Leased workers from TEK Systems working at Target Corp. on technological configuration services lost their jobs because Target replaced their services with those provided by a company in Canada.
-- NCI Group, Rocky Mount, N.C. Workers making pre-engineered metal buildings and components lost their jobs when production shifted to a foreign country.
-- O'Neal Steel, Greensboro, N.C. The company's steel was no longer being used in products formerly made in America due to increased customer imports.
-- Purchasingnet, Red Bank, N.J. Workers developing, marketing and supporting eProcurement and ePayables software services were laid off when the company shifted those functions to the United Arab Emirates.
-- Toshiba America Consumer Products, Lebanon, Tenn. Workers in the company's Product Return Center who supply refurbishing/ assembly services of televisions and light engines lost their jobs when the company shifted those functions to Mexico.
August 4, 2010
-- AT&T Services, Inc., Bothell, Wash. The company shifted its information technology services jobs to India.
-- Con-way Enterprise Services, Portland, Ore. The company's Accounting, Fixed Assets and Information Technology Infrastructure divisions (including leased workers from two dozen companies including IBM, Meridian Technology Group and Satyam Computer Services), laid off workers doing accounts payable, fixed assets accounting and IT services when it outsourced those functions to a foreign country.
-- General Motors Component Holdings, LLC, Kokomo, Ind., formerly known as Delphi Electronics and Safety Division. Workers making component parts and automotive electronics lost their jobs when their customers shifted purchases to imported products.
-- Progress Software Corp., El Segundo, Calif. Workers engaged in developing and publishing software applications lost their jobs when Progress sent those functions to India. Also impacted were Progress Software workers located in San Francisco, Austin, Bedford, Mass., Largo, Md., Nashua, N.H., New York, N.Y. and Oak Brook, Ill. Also impacted were workers at DataDirect Technologies located in Fairfax, Va., Los Gatos, Calif., Norfolk, Va., Sugar Land, Texas, and Morrisville, N.C., as well as workers at Savvion, in Santa Clara, Calif.
-- Thakar Aluminum Corporation, Sandusky, Ohio. Workers making aluminum billets lost their jobs due to their customers increasing imports of similar products.
August 5, 2010
-- Ceratizit USA, Derry, Penn. Workers making carbide cutting tools lost their jobs when the company shifted production to a foreign country.
-- Criterion Catalysts & Technologies L.P., Belmont, W.V. Jobs were lost when the company's customers started importing reforming catalysts from foreign suppliers.
-- Evonik Cyro, LLC, Sanford, Maine. The company shifted production of acrylic cast sheet plastic to a foreign country.
-- Flextronics America, Creedmoor, N.C. Workers making electronic equipment lost their jobs because the company shifted its production to China.
-- J.P. Morgan Chase, Troy, Mich. The company shifted its telephone customer banking services to the Philippines.
-- RBP Chemical Technology, Milwaukee, Wisc. The company shifted its production of specialty chemicals to a foreign country.
-- Suite Simplicity, Greensboro, N.C. The company shifted its engineering, drafting and logistics services to a foreign country.
August 6, 2010
-- BP Solar International, Inc., Frederick, Md. The company closed its production facility of silicon wafers, solar cells and photovoltaic modules because the company is now acquiring these same products from a foreign country.
-- Matcor Automotive, Moberly, Mo. Workers making metal stamping and complex weld assemblies for the automotive industry lost their jobs because customers were buying foreign imports.
-- Precision Etchings and Findings, Warwick, R.I. Imports were displacing the company's production of etched metal components
-- Tyden Brooks Security Products Group, Phillipsburg, N.J. Workers making plastic tamper evident strap seals lost their jobs when production was sent to a foreign country.
-- Viewpointe Archive Services, Parsippany, N.J. Workers engaged in digital archiving lost their jobs when their services were shipped offshore.
-- Weyerhaeuser Company, Sacramento, Calif. Workers engaged in value-added wood cutting and distribution services lost their jobs when other divisions in the company were impacted by imports.
August 9, 2010
-- GM Powertrain Defiance CET, Defiance, Ohio. Workers making engine blocks lost their jobs when GM shifted engine production to a foreign country.
-- James Hamilton Construction Co., Silver City, N.M. Workers supplying mining services, labor support, equipment handling, material mobilization, road improvement and pipe installation lost their jobs because the company's customers were impacted by imports.
-- Travelers Indemnity Company, Wyomissing, Penn. Workers jobs involved in insurance claims services were outsourced to a foreign country.
August 10, 2010
-- Connextions, Inc., Concord, N.C. The company's online customer services provided to Sprint have been offshored by its customer.
-- Edwards Vacuum, Inc., Tewksbury, Mass. The company shifted its customer care and finance services functions offshore.
-- HNTB Corporation, Kansas City, Mo. The company's Accounting Department (whose workers did accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll processing service) was sent to a foreign country.
-- Jasper Chair Company, Jasper, Ind. Workers making wood seating lost their jobs due to imports that were directly competitive.
-- Milliken & Company, Barnwell, S.C. Employees engaged in finishing fabric lost their jobs due to customers shifting to foreign suppliers.
-- Multina, USA, Plattsburgh, N.Y. The company shifted the production of rail car interiors to a foreign country.
-- Nukote International, Inc., Rochester, N.Y. The company increased production of printer cartridges at its Mexican plant and laid off its workers in New York.
-- Sweater Project Corp., North Bergen, N.J. Workers engaged in the production of knitted sweater fabric lost their jobs when the company shifted production to a foreign country.
-- White's Metal Works, Inc., Bassett, Va. Workers making pneumatic systems used in the production of furniture lost their jobs because customers started buying competing systems from foreign producers.
August 11, 2010
-- Current Medicine Group, LLC, Philadelphia, Penn. The company outsourced to a foreign country services related to book publishing, page layout and typesetting services.
-- Hagemeyer North America, El Paso, Texas and McAllen, Texas. Workers engaged in distribution services had their jobs outsourced to a foreign country.
-- Pentel of America, Ltd., Torrance, Calif. Workers lost their jobs in the production of writing instruments due to the company shifting production to a foreign country.
-- Quiksilver Americas, Huntington Beach, Calif. Production of screen printed t-shirts was sent offshore.
August 12, 2010
-- ArcelorMittal Weirton, Inc., Weirton, W.V. Imports displaced U.S. production of black plate, tin mill and tin free steel.
-- Farley's and Sathers Candy Company, Inc., Round Lake, Minn. Production of packaging and wrapping for confectionaries was sent offshore.
-- Sing Fei, Inc., San Francisco, Calif. The company's production of men's bottoms and women's skirts and dresses was displaced by imports.
-- Stanadyne Corp., Jacksonville, N.C. Production of pencil nozzle injectors was sent offshore.
-- Wolfe Dye & Bleach Works, Inc., Shoemakersville, Penn. Workers making bleached, dyed and finished fabrics lost their jobs to imports.
August 13, 2010
-- Cytec Industries, Engineered Materials, Winona, Minn.; Greenville, Texas; Anaheim, Calif.; Havre de Grace, Md.; Cytec Industries, Carbon Fibers, Piedmont, S.C.; Cytec Industries, Surface Specialties, Smyrna, Ga.; Cytec Industries, Building Block Chemicals, Westwego, La.; Cytec Industries, Corporate Service Employees, Stamford Ct.; North Augusta, S.C.; Tempe, Ariz.; Woodland Park, N.J.; and Mount Pleasant, Tenn. The company's corporate service functions at the above locations have been outsourced to Russia.
-- Startek USA, Denver, Colo.; Collinsville, Va.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Mansfield, Ohio; Lynchburg, Va.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Decatur, Ill.; and Enid, Okla. Workers in the company's Resource Planning Departments in locations throughout the country lost their jobs because the firm shifted those services to a foreign country.
-- The Boeing Company's Engineering Operations and Technology Division and Information Technology Division with locations in Anaheim, Calif.; St. Charles, Mo.; Grand Junction, Colo.; El Segundo, Calif.; Hazelwood, Mo.; Huntington Beach, Calif.; Irvine, Calif.; Lemoore, Calif.; Seal Beach, Calif.; Long Beach, Calif.; and St. Louis, Mo. Workers supplying information technology services lost their jobs because Boeing shifted those services to a foreign country.
-- Aigis Mechtronics, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C. The company shifted production of security equipment and accessories to a foreign country.
-- Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Ind. Workers at the company's Chemical Process Research and Development Pilot plant whose activities were related to the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients lost their jobs because Eli Lilly shifted that production to a foreign country.
-- HSBC Card Services, Inc., Tulsa, Okla. The company shifted its credit card services to several foreign countries.
-- Keane, Inc., Denver, Colo. The company shifted its testing services for its Teachers Insurance Annuity Association -- College Retirement Equities Fund to a foreign country.
-- LTX-Credence Corp., Hillsboro, Ore. Workers who were engaged in the design and production of automatic test equipment were laid off because the company acquired the same equipment from a foreign country.
-- Leach International, Buena Park, Calif. The company shifted production of relays, contactors and power distribution units to a foreign country.
-- Lodging by Liberty, Liberty, N.C. The company shifted production of commercial indoor seating products to a foreign country."
-- Providence Chain Co., Providence, R.I. Production of precious metal jewelry chains was sent offshore.
-- Prudential Insurance Company of America, Hartford, Conn. Information system support services left for a foreign country.
-- Staffmark, Buena Park, Calif., working on-site at Leach Intl. Leach has shifted its production of relays, contactors and power distribution units for the aerospace and defense industries to a foreign country.
-- Trizettto Group, Greenwood Village, Colo. Workers engaged in development, business process outsourcing and information technology services, as well as off-site teleworkers who report to facilities throughout the country, were laid off because their services were shifted to a foreign country.
-- Turner Techtronics, Burbank, Calif., Workers supplying desktop, hardware, software and help desk support services were laid off because the company's customers are purchasing competing products from foreign suppliers.
August 16, 2010
-- Als Holdings, Inc., Clackamas, Ore. The company shifted the printing of labels for food and wine packaging to a foreign country.
-- Kimble Chase Life Science and Research Products, Vineland, N.J. The company shifted production of laboratory glassware to foreign countries.
-- Kincaid, Inc., Athens, Tenn. The company started buying agricultural chemicals from a foreign source, eliminating its U.S. production.
August 17, 2010
-- Precision Dormer, Crystal Lake, Ill. Workers manufacturing rotating drilling products lost their jobs when the company shifted production offshore.
-- PricewaterhouseCoopers, Florham Park, N.J. Workers engaged in client account support services lost their jobs when their services were outsourced to a foreign firm.
-- Simclar Interconnect Technologies, Ozark, Mo. The company's customers started importing backplane assemblies and sub assemblies, thereby displacing Simclar's production workforce.
August 18, 2010
-- Sherrill Manufacturing, Sherrill, N.Y. The company shifted its production of flatware to a foreign country.
August 19, 2010
-- Filtran LLC, Lugoff, S.C. Workers engaged in the production of transmission filter products, lost their jobs because the company's customers are now importing those products from foreign producers.
-- Haldex Brake Corp., Iola, Kansas. Workers making automotive brake systems lost their jobs because the company shifted its production to Mexico.
-- Jatal Inc., Auburn, Wash. The company's customers for its thermoformed plastic components for use in off highway trucks are buying those products from importers.
-- Lanxess Sybron Chemicals, Inc., Birmingham, N.J. The company shifted production of ion exchange resins and other specialty chemicals to India, resulting in the loss of jobs.
-- Metlife Group's Technology and Operations Division, West Worwick, R.I. Metlife and on-site leased workers from Adecco, AllSource, Insurance Overload, Manpower, Occupations Unlimited and Spherion lost their jobs when the company shifted its insurance call center services offshore.
-- Mt. Taylor Millwork, Inc., Milan, N.M. The company's production of hardwood and softwood moldings could not compete with imports.
-- National Emblem, Inc., Carson, Calif. Imports have displaced the company's production of embroidered emblems.
Panasonic Home Appliances Company of America, Danville, Ky. The company shifted its production of vacuum component parts to Mexico.
-- Philips Professional Luminaries, Union, N.J. The company shut down production of lighting fixtures in New Jersey because it shifted production offshore.
-- Republic Special Metals, Inc., Canton, Ohio. The company's customers are now buying most of their VAR/ESR low alloy steels from overseas competitors.
-- Standard Microsystems Corp., Hauppauge, N.Y. Workers engaged in final testing services for semiconductor devices lost their jobs because the company shifted those functions to Taiwan.
-- Ticona Polymers, Grover, N.C. Workers engaged in the production of engineered resins and technical polymers lost their jobs because the company shifted to purchasing those materials from a foreign country.
-- World Color (USA), LLC, Dyersburg, Tenn. The company shifted the printing of magazines to Canada.
August 20, 2010
-- Apria Healthcare, Little Rock, Ark.; Lowell, Ark.; Bullhead City, Ariz; Casa Grande, Ariz.; Gilbert, Ariz.; Prescott, Ariz.; Safford, Ariz.; Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Tucson, Ariz.; Yuma, Ariz.; Lancaster, Calif.; Oceanside, Calif.; Oxnard, Calif.; Palm Desert, Calif.; Rancho Cuca, Calif.; Riverside, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Temecula, Calif.; Victorville, Calif.; Durango, Colo.; Cromwell, Conn.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Gainesville, Fla.; Hudson, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Lake City, Fla.; Lakeland, Fla.; Melbourne, Fla.; Miramar, Fla. Ocala, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla.; Sarasota, Fla.; St. Augustine, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Athens, Ga.; Columbus, Ga.; Conyers, Ga.; Duluth, Ga.; Gainesville, Ga.; Macon, Ga.; Marietta, Ga.; Rome, Ga.; Colinsville, Ill.; Colby, Kan.; Dodge City, Kan.; Fort Scott, Kan.; Independence, Kan.; Salina, Kan.; Wichita, Kan.; Cameron, Mo.; Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Columbia,; Mo.; Farmington, Mo.; Fenton, Mo.; Joplin, Mo.; Lee's Summit, Mo.; Pleasant Valley, Mo. Poplar Bluff, Mo. Rolla, Mo. Springfield, Mo.; St. Joseph, Mo.; St. Peters, Mo.; Biloxi Miss.; Arden, N.C.; Morrisville, N.C.; Southern Pines, N.C.; Wilmington, N.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Clovis, N.M.; Farmington, N.M.; Hobbs, N.M.; Roswell, N.M.; Henderson, Nev.; Sparks, Nev.; Tulsa, Okla.; Duncan, S.C.; Florence, S.C.; North Charles, S.C.; West Columbia, S.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Clarksville, Tenn.; Cookeville, Tenn.; Jackson, Tenn.; Jefferson City, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn; Amarillo, Tex.; Austin, Tex.; Beaumont, Tex.; Corpus Christi, Tex.; El Paso, Tex.; Harlingen, Tex.; Houston (two locations), Tex.; Irving, Tex.; League City, Tex.; Lubbock, Tex.; Midland, Tex.; Nacadoches, Tex.; San Antonio, Tex.; Layton, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; Spokane, Wash. Workers engaged in data entry and administrative services at all the locations above had their jobs outsourced to a foreign country. The Department of Labor "is continuing to investigate whether on-site leased workers are included in the worker group at any of the locations identified above and may amend this certification as new information becomes available," says the TAA certification. "In addition, the Department may amend this certification to include additional locations as more workers in the Customer Service Department become separated or threatened with separation and where those new separations or threatened separations are attributable to the same acquisition of services from a foreign country."
-- Carlen Transport, Hampden, Maine. The company laid off workers when customers outsourced transportation services to foreign countries.
-- Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), San Angelo, Tex. The company shifted production of surgical sutures to a foreign country.
-- JD Irving Woodland, LLC, Fort Kent, Maine. Workers were laid off because customers are buying lumber hauling and harvesting services from foreign sources.
-- Metalsa Structural Products, Inc., Pottstown, Penn. Employees in the company's Product Engineer Group involved in engineering, testing and computer-aided design were laid off when the company shifted those functions to a foreign country.
-- RWD Technologies, LLC, Troy, Mich. The company stopped providing training and performance improvement services to Chrysler, which shifted those functions overseas.
-- Robb and Stucky LTD, LLLP, Lincolnton, N.C. Workers involved in the company's furniture distribution center and quality control services had their jobs outsourced to China, Vietnam and Indonesia.
-- USF Holland, Inc., Romulus, Mich. The company stopped providing "less-than-truckload transportation services" to firms that had shifted production offshore.
August 23, 2010
-- Temple-Inland, Evansville, Ind. Imports from foreign countries have displaced the company's production of corrugated boxes.
August 24, 2010
-- Kimberly Clark Global Sales, Neenah, Wisc. Workers of Ballard Medical Products, a subsidiary of Kimberly Clark, and Kimberly Clark Ballard Medical Products Draper Division, lost their jobs when the company outsourced business administration, information technology support, research and development services and production to Mexico.
-- Cinram Distribution, LLC, Simi Valley, Calif. The company could not compete against imports of DVDs, BluRays and CDs from foreign firms.
-- Dell, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. The company outsourced management and support services at its Global Command Center and Proactive Maintenance Divisions to a foreign country.
-- Hewlett Packard/ EDS, Cincinnati, Ohio. Employees engaged in systems consulting services and who worked on-site at Proctor & Gamble's Cincinnati facilities lost their jobs when their services were sent to a foreign country.
-- McGuire Furniture Company, San Francisco, Calif. The company shifted its production of luxury and hospitality furniture to Indonesia.
-- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., East Hanover, N.J. The company's Electronic Data Management Division shifted its services related to information technology to a foreign country.
-- Owens-Illinois, Clarion, Penn. Workers making glass bottles and containers were laid off because of imports.
-- Time Sensitive Circuits, Amesbury, Mass. Imports displaced the company's production of printed circuit boards.
-- Waytec Electronics Corp., Lynchburg, Va. Imports of printed circuit boards displaced the company's production, and its work force.
August 25, 2010
-- Teleperformance USA Corp., Lindon, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah. Workers involved in telephone technical support and customer support services lost their jobs to foreigners providing the same services.
-- International Business Machines, Greenville, S.C. The company's Global Technology Services Delivery Division laid off its workers involved in help desk support because they shifted their jobs to a foreign supplier.
-- International Business Machines, Mechanicsburg, Penn. Workers involved in providing information technology support services in the company's Service Parts Organization had their jobs outsourced to a foreign country.
-- Mattel, Inc., City of Industry, Calif. Workers providing distribution services for the company's Global Logistics Organization had their jobs outsourced to China.
-- RR Donnelley, Glasgow, Ky. Workers in the company's Digital Solutions Center Division working on pre-media digital image file checking services had their jobs shifted to a foreign country.
-- Road 9, Inc., Greenwood Village, Colo. Accounting and information services jobs were shifted offshore.
August 26, 2010
-- Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Mason, Ohio. Finance and accounting service jobs were outsourced to India.
-- Harman Consumer, Inc., Northridge, Calif. Engineering and testing services of consumer electronic products were shifted to China.
-- Polaris Industries, Osceola, Wisc. The company shifted production of components for recreational vehicles to Mexico.
-- SunGard Public Sector, Lake Mary, Fla. Programing, testing and training services of software products were shifted to a foreign provider.
August 27, 2010
-- EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, Mass. Workers involved in software engineering services for the company's Information Infrastructure Products division lost their jobs when they were sent to India. Workers were also impacted at facilities in Research Triangle Park, N.C.; Alexandria, Va.; White Plains, N.Y.; Richardson, Texas; Cornell Corporate Center in Berkeley Heights, N.J.; Florida, Georgia and Connecticut.
-- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Dallas, Texas. The Xerox Corp. subsidiary -- including workers of ACS Application Management Services, ACS Commercial Solutions, ACS Lending and ACS Marketing -- involved in business support services lost their jobs when they were outsourced to India, Mexico and the Philippines.
-- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Tyler, Texas. Production of tires was shifted to a foreign country.
-- LF USA, Inc., New York, N.Y. Workers engaged in wholesale and design of clothing, sample pattern making, business administration and information technology support had their jobs sent to Hong Kong.
-- RR Donnelley, Pontiac, Ill. The company's Digital Solutions Center sent its pre-media services and magazine web printing and production of articles to a foreign country.
-- Smiths Medical PM, Inc., Waukesha, Wisc. Production of medical devices were impacted by imports.
-- Soo Tractor Sweeprake Co., Sioux City, Iowa. Production of tractor and agricultural equipment components, front end loaders and attachments, backhoes, mower conditioner tongues and accumulators have been displaced by imports.
-- Visteon Corp., Springfield, Ohio. Customers buying fuel tanks, fuel delivery modules and canister vent values switched to imported products.
August 30, 2010
-- Brockway Mould Inc., Brockport, Penn. Imports displaced the company's production of mould equipment.
-- ShopKo Stores Operating Co., LLC, Green Bay, Wisc. Information services for internal use are now being supplied by a firm in a foreign country.
August 31, 2010
-- Angell-Demmel North America Corp., Dayton, Ohio. Customers using the company's automotive decorative trim have shifted to imports.
-- Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City, Calif. The company's IT Department, whose workers were engaged in software and application development, help desk, data center and infrastructure monitoring functions (including leased on-site workers from Banctec, CCP Global, Invision, NitroSell, Soft Talent, Techlink and Tentek,) lost their jobs when they were outsourced to a foreign country.
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