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Madison and Milwaukee may consolidate mail distribution


MADISON (WKOW) -- The United States Postal Service will conduct a study at the Madison Processing and Distribution Center for possible consolidation of some operations into Milwaukee.

The Area Mail Processing study involves a review of the processing and transportation operations to determine capacity needs at a facility in order to increase efficiency and improve productivity.

The need for the study comes as the Postal Service faces one of the most difficult challenges in its history.  The continuing decline in First-Class Mail volumes has resulted in historically large deficits. Even when the economy fully recovers, the Postal Service does not expect mail volume to return to previous peak levels.  They also project annual deficits for the foreseeable future.

 "As a result of the volume loss, we have more facilities, equipment and people than we need," said District Manager Steve Wenzel.  "We have to reduce the size of our network because we are no longer receiving enough revenue to sustain its cost."

The Postal Service says they have to reduce the size of their network as they are not receiving enough revenue to sustain its cost.  "One way to do that is to consolidate operations where feasible," added Wenzel.

If the feasibility study supports the business case for changing mail processing operations, the Postal Service will hold a public meeting to allow members of the community to ask questions and provide feedback.  This input will be considered in the final proposal.

Comments may be submitted to:

Manager of Consumer and Industry Contact

P.O. Box 5008

Milwaukee, WI 53201-5008

All comments will be fully considered in any decision.



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