DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 106--Oklahoma
City, OK; Application for Subzone, Ted Davis
Manufacturing, Inc., Voice Coil Motor Plant
Friday, November 1, 1991
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Port Authority of the Greater Oklahoma City Area, grantee of
Foreign-Trade Zone 106, requesting subzone status for the voice coil motor
production facility of Ted Davis Manufacturing, Inc. (TDM) in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. 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 October 24, 1991.
The TDM plant (1.5 acres, 250 employees) is located at 4027 Will Rogers
Parkway, Metropolitan Industrial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The
facility manufactures voice coil motors for hard disk drives used in
personal computers. The only component sourced from abroad is a magnet.
Both the magnet and voice coil are classified under HTS number 8505.1100.00
(duty rate-- 3.2%). Most of the completed products are exported.
Zone procedures would exempt TDM from Customs duty payments on foreign
items used in manufacturing operations for export. On any domestic sales,
the company would be able to defer Customs duty payments. The application
indicates that the zone savings would help improve the plant's
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; Paul
Rimmer, Office of Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest
Region, suite 500, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX, 77057; and Colonel
Frank M. Patete, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Tulsa, P.O.
Box 61, Tulsa, OK 74121.
Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before December 19, 1991.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office,
Ronald L. Wilson, Director,
6601 Broadway Extension,
Oklahoma City, OK 73116.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: October 28, 1991.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 91-26451 Filed 10-31-91; 8:45 am]