DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
54 FR 38711
September 20, 1989
Foreign-Trade Zone 15, Kansas City, MO; Application for Subzone;
Metcraft, Inc., Grandview, MO
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of
FTZ 15, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the stainless steel
sink plant of Metcraft, Inc., (affiliate of Emco, Ltd, Canada, in Grandview,
Missouri, for export activity. The application was submitted pursuant to
the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C.
81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was
formally filed on September 5, 1989.
The Metcraft plant (13 acres) is located at 13910 Kessler Drive in
Grandview, adjacent to the Kansas City Customs port of entry. The facility
(100 employees) is used to produce plumbing fixtures and food service
equipment. Subzone procedures would be used for the production of stainless
steel sinks for export. Stainless steel sink stampings would be purchased
from its Canadian affiliate and would be finished by welding, rounding,
edging and polishing. Stainless steel drainboards would be added to some
models. The finished sinks would be exported to Canada.
Zone procedures would exempt Metcraft from Customs duty payments on
foreign materials and components (mainly the stampings) used for its export
production. The savings would help encourage increased export activity at
the Grandview, Missouri, plant.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
Committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Theodore
Galantowicz, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region,
7911 Forsythe Blvd., Suite 625, Clayton, MO 63105; and, Colonel John
Atkinson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Kansas City,
700 Federal Building, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.
Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from
interested parties. They shall be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before October 25, 1989.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office,
601 E. 12th Street, Room 635,
Kansas City, Missouri 64106.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835,
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: September 14, 1989.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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