USPS official explains consolidation process
United States Postal Service strategic communications specialist Susan W. Wright said this change will result in the transfer of sorting and processing equipment.
The main reason for this nationwide strategy shift on the Postal Service’s part is the increased demand on the system for sending and receiving packages over letters. These 18 facilities, including Paducah, could be reconfigured to help the USPS deal with that workload.
“Letter mail is declining, and package volumes are increasing. It makes good business sense to realign the mail processing operations from multiple facilities into one facility and provide expanded package sorting capabilities,” Wright said Thursday. “By centralizing these operations, the Postal Service improves efficiency and service reliability for its customers.
“The Paducah location is one of 18 facilities we will look to repurpose for package processing, given the increase in package volume.”