USPS Plan: Fort Wayne to Take Over Mail Processing for South Bend

By Scott Sarvay

USPS Plan: Fort Wayne to Take Over Mail Processing for South Bend

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 4:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – In an effort to cut costs nationwide the U.S. Postal Service has announced the list of processing centers around Indiana that will merge with others.

According to USPS spokesperson Mary Dando if Congress doesn’t take action by May 15th the following mail processing operations will merge:

Gary Processing Center will merge with Bedford Park, Illinois; Kokomo will merge with Indianapolis; the South Bend Center will consolidate into Fort Wayne's center and Terre Haute will merge with Indianapolis and Evansville. Dando says mail operations from Bloomington, Lafayette, Muncie and Columbus will all merge into Indianapolis.

The USPS has suffered a 25-percent decline in First Class Mail volume since 2006. Postal Service officials have been awaiting comprehensive postal legislation from Congress which may include a plan to allow the USPS to cease Saturday mail delivery.

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