The United States Postal Service announced today that all mail processing operations in Columbus will soon move to Montgomery, Ala.
“The decision to consolidate mail processing facilities recognizes the urgent need to reduce the size of the national mail processing network to eliminate costly underutilized infrastructure,” said Chief Operating Officer Megan Brennan. “Consolidating operations is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation.”
Dates have not been set for the transition. Until a date is set, residential and business mailers will continue to be served through the current facilities, the postal service said. The postal service expects no change Columbus postal retail service at this time.
The Postal Service has experienced a 25 percent decline in first-class mail volume since 2006, and receives no tax dollars for its operations, relying instead on the sale of postage, and postal products and services, according to a USPS release.