SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor terrible penmanship nor perfect cursive will keep the postal service from delivering your mail.
At least that’s the goal of the USPS Encoding Center in Salt Lake City.
“We process mail here that can’t be processed by machines at the plant,” Bousha said – and they do it at lightning speed.
“Our keyers key about a thousand images an hour, so they’re spending about 2 seconds on an image,”she added. “The human eyes in the center scan about t3.5 million images a day.”
The Postal Service machines do a good job at getting mail to where it’s supposed to go. But about 2% of mail, parcels and change-of-address cards end up at the Utah encoding facility.
The Salt Lake City facility, built in 1994, is the first – and last – encoding center in the country.