Wausau mail processing operations to move to Green Bay facility
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The United States Postal Service’s mail processing facility in the Wausau area will be consolidated with the Green Bay facility.
Eighteen facilities nationwide are among 62 mail processing locations whose consolidation was halted in 2015. This is part of the Postal Service’s 10-year plan of proposed network and operational changes.
In a statement from the USPS, they explain, “Moving, removing, and repurposing mail processing equipment and operations or “operational mail moves” is an ongoing Postal Service strategy dating back decades that allows for more efficient, timely delivery of mail and packages. To avoid adverse impacts on service performance for letters and flats, data-driven analytics will inform the optimal configuration of sorting equipment, staff realignments, and adjustments of processing operations.”
USPS says this announcement does not mean facility clousures. They say they will look to repurpose facilities for package processing, given the increase in package volume. A timeframe for that has not been determined.
The American Postal Workers Union Mark Dimondstein said “We have made crystal clear to postal management that any further plant consolidations are a misguided strategy that not only disrupts the lives of postal workers but will further delay mail. The previous plant closings and consolidations were a complete failure and we will fight back facility-by-facility and community-by-community to save these processing plants. After a year of courageous and essential frontline work in this pandemic, management’s actions are a slap in the face of postal workers.”
According to the American Postal Workers Union, here is the list of facilities set to consolidate.
The mail processing facility is located on Creske Ave in Rothschild.
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