DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 16-80]
45 FR 69525
October 21, 1980
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 33, Allegheny County, Pa.; Expansion Within RIDC
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Regional Industrial
Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC), a Pennsylvania
non-profit corporation and grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 33,
requesting authority to include three additional sites in its industrial
park zone near the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, Allegheny
County, within the Pittsburgh Customs port of entry. The application was
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of
1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board
(15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on October 14, 1980. RIDC was
established in 1955 as a non-profit development corporation to create
employment opportunities through industrial development in the greater
Pittsburgh area. The corporation is authorized to sponsor and operate
foreign-trade zones under Pennsylvania Act No. 126 (approved June 10, 1935,
Pub. L. 291).
Zone No. 33 was authorized by the Board on November 9, 1977 (Board
Order 124) as a warehouse/distribution facility on a 6-acre site within
the RIDC Park West, a 340-acre industrial park in the Townships of Findlay
and North Fayette, Allegheny County. The original plan called for expansion
of the zone within Park West based upon the needs of tenants.
The present application requests zone status for Parcels 6, 7, and 9
within the industrial park. Each parcel will be owned and operated by an
American subsidiary of a foreign company planning to shift assembly
operations to the U.S. from abroad. Each company's operation is designed
to serve markets throughout the western hemisphere, thus creating a
potential for exports.
Parcel 6, a 13.6-acre site, will be occupied by Eickhoff America
Corporation, a subsidiary of Gebr Eickhoff of Bochum, West Germany.
Eickhoff plans to construct a 39,000 square foot building to assemble
shearing machines for the mining industry. Although the company will
import certain components, it expects to use an increasingly larger
share of American-produced components.
Parcel 7, on 7.3 acres, will contain the operations of North America
Cerutti Technical and Commerical Organization, Inc., a subsidiary of
Officine Mecconiche Giovanni Cerutti, S. p. A. of Casale Monferrato,
Italy. North America Cerutti plans to assemble rotogravure printing
presses in a 26,000 square foot building. Initially, the company will
import component parts, gradually shifting to American-made parts.
Parcel 9, on a 9.3-acre site, will be occupied by National Draeger,
Inc., a subsidiary of Draegerwerk AG of Luebeck, West Germany. Draeger is
building an 11,000 square foot building for the assembly of diving,
breathing protection, and gas detection equipment. Importing core parts,
the company plans to manufacture certain components and purchase standard,
American-made parts to complete the products.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiners Committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report thereon to the
Board. The committee consists of Hugh J. Dolan (Chairman), Administrative
Law Judge, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce,
Washington, D.C. 20230; John Noon, Director, Inspection and Control, U.S.
Customs Service, Region III, 40 S. Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202;
and Colonel Joseph A. Yore, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Pittsburgh, Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing
from interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or
before November 14, 1980.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Office of the Director,
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
2002 Federal Building,
1000 Liberty Avenue,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222;
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and E Streets, NW., Room 2006,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: October 15, 1980.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 80-32630 Filed 10-20-80; 8:45 am]