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:

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
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
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
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
soundoff (212 Responses)
  1. Old Man with glasses

    Is this the line to get stamps?

    September 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddie Selymes

      I was at the Post Office yesterday. The line was about 15 people on one clerk. He said: " Don't worry, there is about 15 managers in the back." And that is all I have to say.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CatMom

    In my 60 years on this earth I can count only maybe 5 times the USPS made mistakes that affected my life somehow. My parents received a post card form me from St Maartin 1 year after I had returned. How funny!
    If the Republicans want to create more unemplyment and blame President Obama, it will be on all our heads, because we stand by just watching the news create reality.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • stop stealing my money for your social security you thief

      "If the Republicans want to create more unemplyment and blame President Obama"

      Because losing money that we don't have just to keep the failing USPS open makes SOOOOO much sense.

      Are you retarded?

      September 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      "If the Republicans want to create more unemplyment and blame President Obama, it will be on all our heads, because we stand by just watching the news create reality"

      Ideologue much? For you to somehow try to make this a "Republican" issue is pretty sad. I don't even see anywhere in this article where it says this has anything to do with Republicans or Democrats. It's because of stuff like this we can't even have civil dialogue anymore because someone has to try and make every issue about "the other" party they don't like. The FACT you should be talking about is that the USPS is losing $9 billion a year. How many jobs must they be supporting to justify that kind of loss? I'll tell you it's a LOT more than they have in the entire postal service.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Freddie M

    Thank you CNN for the list! I was wondering about my state's Post Offices. Yes, many are closing. It's just more downsizing instead of growth. The Post Office, as a quasi-official organization, is not known for being a good employer anyway.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • hylundr

      Obviously, you do not work for the post office....

      September 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lee

    This article was about the potential to close mail processing plants and distribution centers, not local Post Offices.... As the article points out, once you read it carefully, Post Offices will also be impacted and some WILL close. Do note (not mentioned in the article) that like processing plants, closing Post Offices will require PRC and Congressional approval.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CatMom

    "from" St Maartin. Not "form" Ooops!

    September 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DB

    I send packages and letters to my husband, who works in Alaska, every week – I get cards from family members from around the country and abroad. I also agree with those who stated that without USPS, FedEx and UPS will raise their rates just because they know they are the only ones out there – it will be astronomical to get your online purchases shipped to you – whether you realize it or not.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • stop stealing my money for your social security you thief

      "FedEx and UPS will raise their rates just because they know they are the only ones out there"

      DHL says you're a lying idiot.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      There are also a host of local and regional delivery services that can be used if you are only mailing something in the local area.

      You seem to them they would all get together and conspire to raise rates. Not only would that be illegal, but since they are competing with each other it is extremely unlikely.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wow

    They need better marketers. Market to airplane travlers, by letting them know know how much cheaper it is mail your clothes ahead instead of paying $25 or $50 fees per bag with the airlines.

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

      They need workers that are not rude. Going to the post office is a nasty errand. I would rather pay more than deal with the people in the post office.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Generalisimo Mutombo

    Obama's systematic destruction of America is on schedule. His so called "jobs plan" is only designed to save one job... his..

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

      Actually, that is not true. The post office is in trouble by an act of congress that occurred during the Bush Administration. It has nothing to do with Obama.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura Nason

      Sorry, but your comment is nonsense. Rethugs have been about destroying the Postal Service for more years than Obama has been alive.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dave

    September 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hal Lindale

      Post Offices are a huge waste and inefficient. Need downsize and get rid of Saturday mail that is a waste of hourly man-power. Sell portion of underutalized post offices and maintain large city post offices. On whole people are utalizing on line services to mail -ship goods and services. This is where the post office is out of touch with social networking and transportation. As a trader one has to realize your losses and cut them or congress will cut you.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. drc

    Such is life, people jump to conclusions that ALL post offices are closing and there are people now blaming the REPS for an inefficient agency that cannot turn a profit or at least break even? I don't think the PO needs to be eliminated but if more people are using email and bill pay online then it is time to evaluate and downsize or close what needs to be closed. I imagine in a 'rural' town with one PO with nothing around for 20 miles it makes no sense to close a PO, but where I'm from there are probably 8 PO's in an 8 square mile area, so close some if it makes sense.

    Clinging onto this idea that it should stay as it is simply because of the past is ridiculous. Everything changes, is that not why half the country voted for the current President? CHANGE?

    September 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      See the video above for more details. "Consider that this year – like every year since 2006 – the Post Office is legally required to make a 5 billion dollar annual contribution to a retirement account to pay for future retirees who aren't even born yet." Mandated by Congress in 2006, approved by the Bush administration. Meant to destroy the postal service so that privatized rivals, UPS, FedEx etc. could get more business and raise their rates.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soundbug

      to Dave, isn't it so typical of republicans. People do not seem to understand that they protect big business. Big business's bottom line is money, to themselves and their stockholders, not to providing jobs. Which means that trickle down theory doesn't work.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Soundbug-"isn't it so typical of republicans. People do not seem to understand that they protect big business. Big business's bottom line is money, to themselves and their stockholders, not to providing jobs"

      So Dave claims that it is the Republicans fault while you agree with Dave but say the Republicans are only looking out for big business. Since the USPS is an organization run by the government it is NOT "big business" and you contradict your own argument. So which is it?

      And any reason the Dem controlled Congress didn't correct this problem sometime between 2008-10?

      September 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WhatMakesSense

    As usual, by the look of these comments, there is no consideration for others' needs. Our seniors are not yet computer saavy and they need this service to manage their bills, receive their magazines, etc. to stay mentally active. I'm sure there are other good reasons, but this was the first to come to mind. Maybe phasing out some offices are OK, but to do away with the service? No, not yet, not for a long while.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soundbug

      You are correct. There a many remote areas of the US that still do not have access to the internet for online work. Most all of our seniors are in that category also.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ace

    Donahue and his cronies are planning on shutting down as many PO's as possible but not middle management. That's where they are actually needing the cutbacks. The USPS is "top heavy" for sure. Not to mention when a postmaster cuts back and "saves money" when they're actually cutting jobs they get a bonus for doing so. I wonder how much money Donahue will obtain or any of his postmasters.
    People need to know their little town will lose it's PO. If they are doing a study in your town it's inevitable. It will close or layoff people and move the mail processes being done there. DB you're correct, FedEx and UPS will gouge everyone after this is done. So sad!!!! Congress needs to say no way! The USPS needs to increase prices and cut back management to save money and get out of the hole!

    September 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soundbug

      That is not true. Many managers positions were eliminated and forced to find jobs elsewhere in the first go around or they would be terminated. Many had to find positions with low pay grade. Check the facts, the video on this link expresses the fact that the pre–funding required to pay retirements of people not yet born is what is causing the major demise of the US Postal Service. This happened during the Bush Administration.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve1959

      I agree with you whole heartedly, except it's not Donahue, it's Donahoe, as in "Nappy headed ..."

      September 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LUIS MH

    Remember this story from CNN back in 2009? I'm sure this is one of the major reasons the Post Office is going under in 2011: Postal Service to pay less for homes to relocate workers

    September 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. George Patton

    What we need to do is to curtail all this foreign aid and in particular to countries like Yemen to subsidize dictators like this Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen and King Al Khalifa of Bahrain and use that money to bail out our postal system but that won't happen thanks to the useless politicians in Washington!

    September 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Drake

    The Postal Service managemnet has used the Service as their own Piggy Bank. Waste of manpower is every where within the Service.
    The Commissioners are running around paying for Ads fpr PM when UPS is promoting "Logistics". The Postal Service is paying Top Dollar for useless items (Automation) & when that breaksdown they go back to manually deliver.
    The President needs to get rid of all those Commissioners, ask the private section for advice & go forward for the greater "Postal Service" for the Future!
    Give me two years & I could turn to USPS around to please the customers not the management that is ineffective.


    September 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
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