With mail service facing its longest delays in recent history, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan wants the United States Postal Service to reopen its Akron processing facility.
“To me, this makes absolutely zero sense,” Horrigan said of the 2015 closure. “Right now, you’re seeing the bottleneck of that decision at the worst time, Christmas. It’s time to reinvest in that processing center, and get it back open.”
But the union representing postal employees told the Beacon Journal the former Akron processing facility and post office at 675 Wolf Ledges Parkway has been completely repurposed and can’t easily process mail again.
“You’d have to reformat the whole facility,” said Mary Sitko, president of the American Postal Workers Union Local 120 in Akron. “You’d have to retool it, rebuild it.”