Around lunchtime inside the U.S. Post Office plant off Sage Road in Medford, vertical shelves to organize mail are bare; the giant purple machine (affectionately known as “Barney”) that sorts mail is sleeping; and the iconic white USPS vehicles have all left for delivery.
But before long, the facility is humming with life — all under the direction of Medford’s new postmaster, Casey Kamps.
“My carriers give 110% most days, and I have to ask for 110% almost every day. It’s a hard job,” he said Tuesday on the plant floor, with hardly any employees around. “It’s essentially Groundhog Day — our job is to get the mail out of here, get it delivered, come back here; and we do it every day. ”