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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

   			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              (Order No. 640)

 Grant of Authority for Subzone Status Wirsbo Company (Polyethylene Tubing)
                          Apple Valley, Minnesota

                          Wednesday, May 26, 1993

Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To provide
for the establishment of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United 
States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes," 
as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) is authorized to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of 
establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of 

Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;

Whereas, an application from the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade
Zone Commission, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 119 (Minneapolis-St. Paul
Area), for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone for the
polyethylene tubing manufacturing plant of the Wirsbo Company, in Apple
Valley, Minnesota, was filed by the Board on July 21, 1992, and notice
inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket
25-92, 57 FR 34115, 8-3-92); and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and Board's
regulations would be satisfied, and that approval of the application would
be in the public interest if initial approval is for a limited time period;
Now, Therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone
(Subzone 119B) at the Wirsbo Company plant in Apple Valley, Minnesota, at
the location described in the application, subject to the FTZ Act and the
Board's regulations, including 400.28, for a period of 3 years from the
date of activation of zone procedures at the plant, subject to extension
upon review.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 18th day of May 1993.

Joseph A. Spetrini,

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration,Chairman,
Committee of Alternates Foreign-Trade
Zones Board.


John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.