List of at-risk postal facilities released
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe discusses plans for the U.S. Postal Service during a briefing Thursday.
September 15th, 2011
11:58 AM ET

List of at-risk postal facilities released

[Update 5:15 p.m.] Hundreds of mail-handling facilities have been named in a shutdown list released Thursday by the U.S. Postal Service as the agency tries to cut massive red ink.

The potential closings are the latest chapter in a fundamental overhaul of the agency that may also mean closing thousands of smaller post offices across the country, and cuts in tens of thousands of Postal Service jobs in years to come.

It may also result in a slightly longer time for the delivery of first-class mail.

"It is no exaggeration to say that we are radically re-aligning the way that we process mail, the way that we deliver mail, and the way that we operate our retail network," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told reporters at a Thursday briefing.

The latest list targets 252 processing facilities and related "network transportation," as the Postal Service calls its distribution system, which now consists of 487 facilities.

"Our immediate goal is to reduce our total costs by $20 billion by 2015," Donahoe said, including $3 billion in anticipated savings from the facilities realignment announced Thursday.

[Original post] The U.S. Postal Service released a list of locations that will be studied in order to decide whether they will be closed or consolidated as the agency tries to cut massive red ink.

The potential closings are the latest chapter in a fundamental overhaul of the agency that may also mean closing thousands of smaller post offices across the country, and cuts in tens of thousands of Postal Service jobs in years to come.

The latest list targets nearly 250 processing facilities and related "network transportation," as the Postal Service calls its distribution system. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe planned a news conference Thursday to explain the changes.

"With the dramatic decline in mail volume and the resulting excess capacity, maintaining a vast national infrastructure is no longer realistic," Donahoe said ahead of the news conference.

The US Postal Service is considering outsourcing some of its basic services to some local town halls, mini-marts or malls. It opened its first so-called "village post offices" last month in tiny Malone, Washington.

With the proposed change, postal officials say customers can expect a first class letter to take two or three days, instead of the one-to-three day standard the existing delivery system was designed to meet.

The full list below in alphabetical order by state:

POST OFFICE CITY STATE
Anniston AL CSMPC Anniston AL
Dothan AL CSMPC Dothan AL
Huntsville AL P&DF Huntsville AL
Mobile AL Annex Mobile AL
Tuscaloosa AL CSMPC Tuscaloosa AL
Fayetteville AR P&DF Fayetteville AR
Harrison AR CSMPC Harrison AR
Hot Springs Ntl Pk AR CSMPC Hot Springs National Park AR
Jonesboro AR CSMPC Jonesboro AR
Little Rock Lindsey Road AR Annex Little Rock AR
East Valley AZ  DDC Gilbert AZ
North Valley AZ  DDC Phoenix AZ
Tucson AZ P&DC Tucson AZ
Bakersfield CA P&DC Bakersfield CA
Eureka CA CSMPC Eureka CA
Herb Peck CA Annex Los Angeles CA
Industry CA P&DC City Of Industry CA
Long Beach CA P&DC Long Beach CA
Midway CA P&DF San Diego CA
Modesto CA CSMPC Modesto CA
North Bay CA DDC Petaluma CA
North Bay CA P&DC Petaluma CA
North Peninsula CA DDC Burlingame CA
Pasadena CA P&DC Pasadena CA
Redding CA CSMPC Redding CA
San Bernardino CA P&DC San Bernardino CA
Stockton CA P&DC Stockton CA
Van Nuys CA FSS Annex Van Nuys CA
Alamosa CO CSMPC Alamosa CO
Colorado Springs CO P&DC Colorado Springs CO
Durango CO CSMPC Durango CO
Salida CO CSMPC Salida CO
Southern Connecticut CT P&DC Wallingford CT
Stamford CT P&DC Stamford CT
Wilmington DE P&DF New Castle DE
Ft Lauderdale FL P&DC Fort Lauderdale FL
Ft Myers FL P&DC Fort Myers FL
Gainesville FL P&DF Gainesville FL
Lakeland FL P&DC Lakeland FL
Manasota FL P&DC Sarasota FL
Orlando FL P&DC Orlando FL
Panama City FL P&DF Panama City FL
South Florida FL P&DC Pembroke Pines FL
St Petersburg FL P&DC Saint Petersburg FL
Acworth GA CSMPC Acworth GA
Albany GA CSMPC Albany GA
Athens GA P&DF Athens GA
Augusta GA P&DF Augusta GA
Cartersville GA CSMPC Cartersville GA
Columbus GA CSMPC Columbus GA
Douglasville GA CSMPC Douglasville GA
Marietta GA  DDC Marietta GA
Savanna PO CSMPC Savannah GA
Savannah GA P&DF Savannah GA
Swainsboro GA CSMPC Swainsboro GA
Valdosta GA CSMPC Valdosta GA
Waycross GA CSMPC Waycross GA
Carroll IA CSMPC Carroll IA
Cedar Rapids IA P&DF Cedar Rapids IA
Creston IA CSMPC Creston IA
Waterloo IA P&DF Waterloo IA
Pocatello ID CSMPC Pocatello ID
Bloomington IL P&DF Bloomington IL
Carbondale IL CSMPC Carbondale IL
Centralia IL CSMPC Centralia IL
Effingham IL CSMPC Effingham IL
Fox Valley IL P&DC Fox Valley IL
Irving Park IL P&DC Chicago IL
Quincy IL P&DF Quincy IL
Rockford IL P&DC Rockford IL
Springfield IL P&DC Springfield IL
Bloomington IN P&DF Bloomington IN
Columbus IN CSMPC Columbus IN
Gary IN P&DC Gary IN
Kokomo IN P&DF Kokomo IN
Lafayette IN P&DF Lafayette IN
Muncie IN P&DF Muncie IN
South Bend IN P&DC South Bend IN
Terre Haute IN P&DF Terre Haute IN
Colby KS CSMPC Colby KS
Dodge City KS CSMPC Dodge City KS
Hays KS CSMPC Hays KS
Hutchinson KS CSMPC Hutchinson KS
Liberal KS CSMPC Liberal KS
Salina KS CSMPC Salina KS
Topeka KS P&DF Topeka KS
Bowling Green KY P&DF Bowling Green KY
Campton KY CSMPC Campton KY
Elizabethtown KY CSMPC Elizabethtown KY
Hazard KY CSMPC Hazard KY
Lexington KY P&DC Lexington KY
London KY P&DF London KY
Louisville KY Annex Louisville KY
Paducah KY P&DF Paducah KY
Somerset KY CSMPC Somerset KY
Lafayette LA P&DF Lafayette LA
New Orleans LA P&DC New Orleans LA
Boston MA P&DC Boston MA
Brockton MA P&DC Brockton MA
Central Mass MA P&DC Shrewsbury MA
Lowell MA  DDC Lowell MA
Middlesex Essex MA P&DC North Reading MA
Northwest Boston MA P&DF Waltham MA
Wareham MA CSMPC Wareham MA
Cumberland MD CSMPC Cumberland MD
Eastern Shore MD P&DF Easton MD
Suburban MD Annex Gaithersburg MD
Waldorf MD CSMPC Waldorf MD
Eastern Maine ME P&DF Hampden ME
Detroit MI P&DC Detroit MI
Iron Mountain MI P&DF Iron Mountain MI
Jackson MI CSMPC Jackson MI
Kalamazoo MI P&DC Kalamazoo MI
Lansing MI P&DC Lansing MI
Saginaw MI P&DC Saginaw MI
Wheeler Street MI Annex Saginaw MI
Bemidji MN CSMPC Bemidji MN
Duluth MN P&DF Duluth MN
Rochester MN P&DF Rochester MN
St Cloud MN P&DF Waite Park MN
Cape Girardeau MO P&DF Cape Girardeau MO
Springfield MO P&DF Springfield MO
Grenada MS CSMPC Grenada MS
Gulfport MS P&DF Gulfport MS
Hattiesburg MS CSMPC Hattiesburg MS
Tupelo MS CSMPC Tupelo MS
Helena MT CSMPC Helena MT
Kalispell MT CSMPC Kalispell MT
Missoula MT CSMPC Missoula MT
Wolf Point MT CSMPC Wolf Point MT
Asheville NC P&DF Asheville NC
Fayetteville NC Annex Fayetteville NC
Fayetteville NC P&DC Fayetteville NC
Kinston NC Annex Kinston NC
Kinston NC P&DF Kinston NC
Rocky Mount NC P&DF Rocky Mount NC
Devils Lake ND CSMPC Devils Lake ND
Grand Forks ND CSMPC Grand Forks ND
Minot ND CSMPC Minot ND
Alliance NE CSMPC Alliance NE
Grand Island NE P&DF Grand Island NE
Norfolk NE P&DF Norfolk NE
North Platte NE CSMPC North Platte NE
Omaha NE Mail Consolidation Center Annex Omaha NE
Manchester NH P&DC Manchester NH
Nashua NH L&DC Nashua NH
Jersey Shore  DDC Pleasantville NJ
Kilmer NJ P&DC Edison NJ
Monmouth NJ P&DC Eatontown NJ
New Jersey NJ L&DC Kearny NJ
Northern NJ Metro P&DC Teterboro NJ
South Jersey NJ P&DC Bellmawr NJ
Alamogordo NM CSMPC Alamogordo NM
Albuquerque NM ASF Annex Albuquerque NM
Clovis NM CSMPC Clovis NM
Farmington NM CSMPC Farmington NM
Roswell NM CSMPC Roswell NM
Socorro NM CSMPC Socorro NM
Truth Or Cons NM CSMPC Truth Or Consequences NM
Tucumcari NM CSMPC Tucumcari NM
Elko NV CSMPC Elko NV
Reno NV P&DC Reno NV
Amsterdam NY CSMPC Amsterdam NY
Binghamton NY CSMPC Binghamton NY
Binghamton NY STC Binghamton NY
Brooklyn NY P&DC Brooklyn NY
Buffalo NY P&DC Buffalo NY
Glens Falls NY CSMPC Glens Falls NY
Mid Hudson NY P&DC Newburgh NY
Mid-Island NY Annex Melville NY
Monsey NY  DDC Monsey NY
New York NY L&DC Bethpage NY
Plattsburgh NY CSMPC Plattsburgh NY
Queens NY P&DC Flushing NY
Western Nassau NY P&DC Garden City NY
Akron OH P&DC Akron OH
Athens OH CSMPC Athens OH
Canton OH P&DF Canton OH
Chillicothe OH CSMPC Chillicothe OH
Cincinnati OH P&DC Cincinnati OH
Dayton OH P&DF Dayton OH
Ironton OH CSMPC Ironton OH
Steubenville OH CSMPC Steubenville OH
Toledo OH P&DF Toledo OH
Youngstown OH P&DF Youngstown OH
Mcalester OK CSMPC Mcalester OK
Poteau OK CSMPC Poteau OK
Tulsa OK P&DC Tulsa OK
Woodward OK CSMPC Woodward OK
Bend OR CSMPC Bend OR
Eugene OR P&DF Springfield OR
Mount Hood OR  DDC Mount Hood Parkdale OR
Pendleton OR CSMPC Pendleton OR
Salem OR P&DF Salem OR
Sunset OR  DDC Hillsboro OR
Altoona PA P&DF Duncansville PA
Erie PA P&DF Erie PA
Greensburg PA  DDC Greensburg PA
Horsham PA  DDC Horsham PA
Lancaster PA P&DC Lancaster PA
New Castle PA P&DF New Castle PA
Pittsburgh PA Building II Annex Pittsburgh PA
Reading PA P&DF Reading PA
Scranton PA P&DF Scranton PA
Southeastern PA P&DC Southeastern PA
Williamsport PA P&DF Williamsport PA
Catano DMDU PR Annex Catano PR
Florence SC P&DF Florence SC
Dakota Central SD P&DF Huron SD
Rapid City SD P&DF Rapid City SD
Chattanooga TN P&DC Chattanooga TN
Clinton TN STC Clinton TN
Jackson TN P&DF Jackson TN
Jet Cove TN Annex Memphis TN
Johnson City TN CSMPC Johnson City TN
Abilene TX CSMPC Abilene TX
Austin TX Annex Austin TX
Beaumont TX P&DF Beaumont TX
Bryan TX CSMPC Bryan TX
Dallas TX P&DC Dallas TX
East Texas TX P&DC Tyler TX
Lufkin TX CSMPC Lufkin TX
Mcallen TX P&DF Mcallen TX
Waco TX Annex Waco TX
Waco TX P&DF Waco TX
Provo UT CSMPC Provo UT
Lynchburg VA P&DF Lynchburg VA
Norfolk VA Annex Norfolk VA
Norfolk VA P&DC Norfolk VA
Roanoke VA P&DC Roanoke VA
Burlington VT P&DF Essex Junction VT
White River Junction VT P&DC White River Junction VT
Everett WA P&DF Everett WA
Olympia WA P&DF Tumwater WA
Pasco WA P&DF Pasco WA
Seattle WA East DDC Redmond WA
South Sound WA DDC Fife WA
South WA DDC Kent WA
Tacoma WA P&DC Tacoma WA
Wenatchee WA CSMPC Wenatchee WA
Eau Claire WI P&DF Eau Claire WI
Kenosha WI CSMPC Kenosha WI
La Crosse WI P&DF La Crosse WI
Portage WI CSMPC Portage WI
Wausau WI P&DF Rothschild WI
Bluefield WV CSMPC Bluefield WV
Clarksburg WV P&DF Clarksburg WV
Parkersburg WV CSMPC Parkersburg WV
Petersburg WV CSMPC Petersburg WV
Rawlins WY CSMPC Rawlins WY
Rock Springs WY CSMPC Rock Springs WY
Wheatland WY CSMPC Wheatland WY
FULL STORY
soundoff (212 Responses)
  1. Moosemeat

    The post office to me is like my Yahoo account. I use it for spam and newsletters. Nothing legit.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaisyinNY

      haha that is so funny! I too have a yahoo "spam account"

      September 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • boogietime

      I smell a scam here. Not a single closing in Alaska? I call shenanigans!

      September 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Ummm, so all of them?

    September 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Modern age

    What's a Post Office?

    September 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/this-is-next/

    September 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jay

    Small list. I live in the smallest city in N.Y. and right next to it's P.O. I hardly see anybody there and it's not on this "list". I think it should be.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      These are all plants, not your local corner post office.

      September 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Warren

      These are the big processing facilities not neighborhood PO's

      September 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • donna

      These are local corner post offices, not all plants.

      September 16, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Tredhoe

      These are the neighborhood PO's, not the big processing facilities.

      September 16, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Poophead

    The post office open near me in NYC is open but you'd never know it by the service. It's about time these slugs got what they deserved. A pink slip.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bajamis

      Your handle suits you well. Sounds like maybe that is all that's inside your head. They don't DESERVE a pink slip. Many of the postal workers that I know worth their tails off in the heat, snow, rain, etc... The problem isn't with the workers delivering your daily mail. Their is a disproportionate amount of management in the post office. Think about it, you close the post office and give them all slips, see what happens to the economy at that point. Another large hit to the unemployment rate. That's what we need. That being said, why don't you go "take a dump" and free up a little room in that noggin of yours for some semblance of a brain.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • concerned

      How can you be so mean? My dad works for the Post Office. I understand why there has to be cuts, but you need to understand that those people could be the main source of families income. Show some compassion.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bajamis

      Your handle suits you well. Sounds like maybe that is all that's inside your head. They don't DESERVE a pink slip. Many of the postal workers that I know *work* their tails off in the heat, snow, rain, etc... The problem isn't with the workers delivering your daily mail. Their is a disproportionate amount of management in the post office. Think about it, you close the post office and give them all slips, see what happens to the economy at that point. Another large hit to the unemployment rate. That's what we need. That being said, why don't you go "take a dump" and free up a little room in that noggin of yours for some semblance of a brain.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim

    SHUT 'EM ALL. I DON'T NEED THE BILLS & JUNK MAIL!

    September 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheila

      when something major happens and your computers are shut down then what? How will you receive your bills or better yet pay them? People in rural areas rely on this service. Just because you don't think it benefits you doesn't mean that it doesn't benefit others . Stop being selfish and keep your comment to yourself.

      September 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. us1776

    Stop recycling our forests into the landfills !!

    Stop the JUNK MAIL !!

    September 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lroy

    Not in my town, but there are plenty others nearby anyway. Every time I go, it's very busy. I have my mail delivered, junk and legit.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chas in Iowa

    We have already been notified that our post office would be closed permanetly and the town would not be offered route delivery. They propose putting a conglomeration of mail boxes in the downtown area to serve the entire town. No other services available.
    Be on notice the GOP will not be satisfied until they totally shut the country down with their obstructionist practices. They already close our unemployment offices. No jobs, don't need an unemployment office.
    Soon rural areas will be totally cut of from services of any kind.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gray

      Chas – There is a great business opportunity for your community. If the USPS does cancels route delivery, contract with them to take it over. It could be a great job for a retiree that needs bit more cash, a parent that wants to work while the kids are at school, etc. There is always more than one way to cook a potato!

      September 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • independent voter

      You're blaming the GOP? Seriously? It's the dyed-in-the-wool democrat union workers that have brought the USPS to this point. Their demands for higher salary and better benefits over the years (despite the fact that the USPS can't afford them) have had the system in the red for years. The idiots running the place don't seem to understand that you can't pay employees more than the company is making. You can only run a business in the red for so long before it goes belly up.

      It's the same for the rest of the government. Hurray for the GOP that has finally figured out that we can't afford all this stuff. {Now if they would only realize that they need to include all the military waste as well.} I wish the Dems would wake up and smell the coffee. This country is bankrupt. I know the cuts will hurt, but I'm not willing to mortgage the lives of my children and grandchildren to keep my creature comforts. I'm not that selfish.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bryan

    I'd feel bad for the post office if they hadn't lost a check I sent to my friend

    September 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. willie

    Electronic people laugh at "snail mail" but every time the post office raises their rate UPS, FEDEX and the others follow. It has become very expensive to ship anything in the last few years and if the post office goes under we will be at the mercy of the other shippers. We need the post office wether you realize it or not.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric S

      And don't forget that UPS and FedEx often raise rates all on their own, as well as imposing fuel and residential delivery surcharges that the USPS doesn't have. USPS is often the best and cheapest option. Priority Mail has been particularly good to me in terms of getting stuff quickly. And remember that FedEx and UPS do not deliver everywhere. In fact, they use USPS to do the actual delivery for a significant percentage of their packages.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • hylundr

      Eric S, I don't see a "reply" option to your post, but 2 thumbs up! You are so very on point with your comment about speed and cost. USPS has all the private carriers beat. We live 4 miles off a highway on a dirt road, UPS will not deliver in the winter but will haul any mailing to their next processing facility on their route and they will pull the parcel out and drop it off weith USPS for delivery. The sender pays the extreme UPS fees only to not have that carrier do what they paid for ...

      September 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hylundr

    What's another 35,000 – 45,000 unemployed American moms and dads that will qualify for limited unemployment, then food stamps and be in the welfare system? Maybe they should go and get jobs in 3rd world countries with US employers that outsource our jobs to lower corporate operating cost and increase corporate profits, by retaining their republican and tea party guaranteed tax breaks? At least their cost of living will go down right? And and a consequence our fedreal deficit will go down by itself...?

    September 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • independent voter

      hello... Get rid of those "guaranteed tax breaks" you apparently dislike and watch while even more or our jobs disappear. Cut into corporate profits and the CEOs will make up the difference by increasing the price of goods and services or by outsourcing our jobs. Either way, it's the American people who pay. Higher corporate taxes and regulation = fewer jobs. Period. The proof is there in black in white over the last 30 or 40 years of economic statistics. Every time corporate taxes are raised or regulation is increased, jobs disappear and prices go up. Duh... Why do the liberal tax and spend democrats not get that?!!! I'm no fan of the greedy corporations. But they aren't in business for humanitarian concerns. They are in business to make money. It's common sense – something our government doesn't seem to possess. The best thing we could do is eliminate all corporate taxes so the companies wouldn't have incentive to outsource jobs.

      September 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scott

    The PO is just like a lot of other things, they have failed to adjust quickly enough to changing conditions. Closing post offices is the first step, cutting back on delivery days will cut costs as well, how about three days a week?

    September 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve1959

      When you say "they" I hope you're talking about congress and not the Post Office. The USPS is mandated – by congress to deliver the mail six days a week. They can't stop Saturday delivery until congress says they can. The only Post offices the USPS can close are those that aren't in a congressman's district.

      September 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Gray

    I just don't under the fuss. I have been to the post office maybe 3 times in the last 5 years. I rarely get anything important via the mail exept a few magazines I subscribe to and I buy my stamps at Walgreens. Why are people so worried? Is the Post Office community central in these small towns? This is not a knock on the small towns, but it a great example of capitalism at its finest, and its worse.

    The USPS is becoming less useful, kind of like the stage coach builder when the first passenger trains came along. If the USPS is going to survive it needs to completely private without the government interference. Cut service to 4 days a week, close the little offices that are not needed, and move on.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
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