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Service processing facility to close
by Ginger Christ, Reporter
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution
facility in Dayton is one of nine in the state set for consolidation
and is expected to result in a net loss of 175 jobs locally.
The Postal Service will move all mail processing operations from the
Dayton facility to the Columbus Processing and Distribution Center.
There are a total of 432 workers at the facility. Workers will be given
opportunities to relocate.
“The decision to consolidate mail processing facilities recognizes the
urgent need to reduce the size of the national mail processing network
to eliminate costly underutilized infrastructure,” said Chief Operating
Officer Megan Brennan. “Consolidating operations is necessary if the
Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the
According to a news release, the Postal Service since 2006 has seen a
25 percent decline in First-Class Mail volume. The Postal Service
anticipates annually saving $14.1 million by consolidating the Dayton
center, including $6.6 million in mail processing employee savings,
$2.5 million in management savings and $5.1 million in maintenance
Dates for the consolidations have not yet been set, but, in December
2011, the Postal Service agreed to a moratorium on closing or
consolidating post offices and mail processing facilities before May 15.
Until a date is set, residential and business mailers will continue to
served from Dayton.
Other mail processing operations impacted by the Postal Service’s
announcement are in Akron, Athens, Canton, Chillicothe, Ironton,
Steubenville, Toledo and Youngstown. The Cincinnati Processing and
Distribution Center will not be part of the consolidation.
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