Postal mail center leaving Fayetteville

Mail handler handles letters. (AP)

February 23, 2012 5:07:01 PM PST
The United States Postal Service announced Thursday that Fayetteville's mail processing operations are moving to Charlotte.

Once the transfer is completed, the majority of operations from the Fayetteville Processing and Distribution Center and a portion of the Fayetteville Annex will cease.

The Postal Service said there will be no change to the Retail Unit, Business Mail Entry Unit or Vehicle Maintenance Facility at Fayetteville P&DC at this time.

"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 with the Postal Service. "Consolidating operations is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation."

Specific dates have not been set for the transition. Until a specific date has been announced, residential and business mailers will continue to be served through the current facilities.

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, postal products and services.

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