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The Manitowoc plant on Hadley Road was formerly Lincoln Foodservice Products.

Former Manitowoc workers eligible for federal aid

Statement as issued Thursday:

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today announced a ruling by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that all workers of Manitowoc Foodservice, Lincoln Foodservice Division, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company and Leased Workers from Aerotek and Top Echelon Network Working On-Site at Manitowoc Foodservice, Lincoln Foodservice Division, in Fort Wayne, are eligible to receive services under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.

The TAA program is made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts in production out of the country.

The federal ruling was issued on November 28, 2012 and applies to workers totally or partially separated from employment on or after October 12, 2011 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. The workers are engaged in employment related to the production of commercial conveyor and microwave ovens.

If DOL finds that a significant number of workers at the company age 50 or over possess skills that are not easily transferable and that competitive conditions within the industry are adverse, the workers may be eligible for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). If the company is certified, older workers may choose between regular TAA benefits or a wage subsidy of 50 percent of the difference between their new salary and old salary, up to $10,000. The determination will be made in the coming weeks and will be posted online at www.doleta.gov/tradeact/taa/taa_search.cfm. Enter the certification number TA-W-82,076, TA-W-82,076A.

Eligible workers may obtain information at their local WorkOne center. A listing of all of the centers can be found at www.workoneworks.com.

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