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. Dreamer96

    DHS should be paying half of the USPS budget, they are an important part of our eyes and ears in America, that does not take away our freedoms...Why has Congress pasted laws says USPS can not compete with Fedex and UPS in the package shipment area,,,did a special interest lobby buy them off?

    September 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • edvhou812

      (Shakes Magic 8-Ball) Signs point to yes

      September 16, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • bubba in omaha

      actually no need to get to congress or other actions. the special interests control the post office directly. google postal regulatory commission. then google the names you find. look for fed-ex , ups, and major mailer ties.first class postage mentioned as going up.. how about non-profit ($0.05) standard ($0.10) . then there are unfunded mandates like political mail non-profit costs with preferential first-class delevery.

      September 16, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |


    September 16, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • cheryl

      PMG is not trying to sve 6 day delivery he is lining his pockets. He recived a 75000 as a bonus last year when there was suppose to be a wage freeze, No telling what he slide into his pension fund. He wants to say he saved the post office millions but he doesn't tell the whole picture. He Cuts sorting cenrter saves x amount of dollars then he gets big bonus . He says the mail volume is down then why did,t the carriers loose any time when they had mail count acouple a weeks ago? He says service is great . When we mail a letter 10 milesa way it takes 3 day to get there if you are lucky. Its trucked approximately 300 miles to make it 10 miles .Does this save Money befor It would only go 25.

      March 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tredhoe

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

    September 16, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • James Tosh

      Actually the P&DC stands for processing and distribution center which are quite large. The one I worked at had over 3000 employees and ran 24/7

      September 16, 2011 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
    • watching

      Every time these lists come out, I look for our P&DC facility. So far, not yet – but that doesn't mean we won't get shut down or merged. I'm still hoping that ours is "big enough" to stay .... but with the PO, never know what they'll do. A bit of advice – choose "mail" whenever possible – "going green" can be recycling and renewable energy, doesn't have to mean email, lettercarriers are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood and have saved plenty of lives when disaster strikes. Save the Post Office!! Politicians vote YES on HR 1351 and NO on HR 2309. We need our lettercarriers and our P&DC's!!

      September 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. washtucna, wa

    lost ours over a year ago....

    September 16, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jim

    The postal service is cutting back because of the decrease in mail volume, but they are lengthening delivery times because it will take longer to handle. Hmmmm... so, they are telling me it takes longer to handle less mail, and that longer handling times are cured with fewer handlers? Sounds like a case study in inefficiency to me.

    September 16, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
    • kyle

      no jim, you are actually way off.
      what that means is that with fewer people the workers will not be able to get to all the first class mail in that day. it will have to be set aside for the following day. as opposed to now where we are required to attempt a delivery on all first class mail recieved that day.

      September 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mekhong Kurt

      Jim, look at the story again. The Postal Service workforce has shrunk by a quarter of a million jobs just in the last few years, leaving that many fewer workers to help process and deliver our mail. I've read elsewhere that while the volume of mail has also been dropping, the rate of decrease in the number of workers has been faster than the decrease in volume - meaning fewer workers for X number of pieces of mail than before.

      September 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Arcticmermaid

    THE REASON they are in the red is they cannot pay a huge bond to cover RETIRED employees HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS. Huh?! Ponzi anyone?

    September 16, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Mekhong Kurt

      Are you aware that the Postal Service is REQUIRED BY LAW TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH THOSE PAYMENTS (unlike anything ELSE the Congress runs) yet is ALSO prohibited by law from competing against private carriers such as FedEx and DHL in delivering packages, etc.? The Postal Service is left hamstrung right out of the gate - and it's not easy to increase politically unpalatable rates. It's NOT a Ponzi scheme, IceHearted Fishwoman. If you want to gripe - as I do - look at the criminals: members of Congress.

      September 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chris

    All these cutbacks and plenty of closings in MA, yet my hometown of North Attleboro still has 2 post offices...

    September 16, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Mekhong Kurt

      I would guess the congress critter for that district must have cut a deal for those post offices. I fully expect both my Senators (Texas) to raise holy hell about proposed closings in the Lone Star State. And I imagine my voluble Governor will be piping up, too.

      September 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jim

    Another 2000 word article with no mention of the fact that the postal service is the only organization of any significant size that is prefunding its retirement. And not just prefunding it a few years, but 75 years in advance. If you placed the same requirements for prefunding these benefits on any other organization in this country and it would bankrupt them, too.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim

    Prediction: The Republican Party will block the transfer of funds from the CSRF to the FERS that the postal service needs to stay afloat. The post office will lay off 200,000 people before election day. 1,000,000 more jobs will be lost. The GOP will point out that it was under Obama's watch that all these jobs are lost and unemployment is on the rise. Rick Perry will be elected president. The administration will pay the PO the $50 Billion dollars they owe them and they will hire a bunch of people. Then the new administration will take credit for creating all those jobs.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      the American people are not that stupid. The repubs gotta go. further I don't understand how public funds can be applied to the private sector bailout and investors but not applied to a federal agency serving the people. And why would you close a processing and distribution center in New Orleans that still recuperating from Katrina?

      September 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mekhong Kurt

      Jim, I hope to every god there is you're wrong - that they fail miserably - but I fear there's a very good chance you're right. And who should we blame for that? - we need to go look in the mirror, since WE'RE the ones that allow the clowns in Congress to get away with this sort of crap.

      September 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • LA Belle

      Jim, you are right on. Another thought, how many Republican Employers have laid-off employees to make a point; the President is to blame. Everything the Republicans have done and said in the last 2-1/2 years is simply atrocious. They want to win the next election so they can continue to strip the middle-class and the poor of all they own. If the Republicans win the 2012 election, things will go back to spending our tax dollars to benefit big business and their wealthy friends without any thoughts to the debt or deficit. Remember Cheney, 'debt does not matter', unless it's a Democratic President in office. The Republican behavior is treasonous to this country and to the very people that pay their salaries and all other perks. They need to be paid on commission according to how well they perform for the benefit of this country and all it's people. If this was so, there would be no Republicans in office.

      The prepaid postal health care money probably does not exist in any fund. It's has been robbed the same as the taxpayers paid-for social security fund. Is this something the American people want to continue to tolerate, or should we cast our votes in order to clean the mess and have 'Change for America'? Yes we can, and it's up to all voters to save this great country! We can either make a change in Congress, or we can regret not doing it.

      September 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. joycw wooldridge

    i think this is wrong for shuting down any of the post office u r not even thinking of all the employs that need the job to susprt their familys i think u guys can do cuts some where else i still use the post office and i sure alot of people still does

    September 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ed

    Good riddance.

    October 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. terdelou

    Okay here goes, we are a postal family that is scheduled to be closed in Ft Myers Florida, which means that SW Florida will have their mail extremely impacted by this, and most of all, all the familes that will be impacted too! In times, where we are supposed to be trying to create jobs and bring the economy up, we seem to be going in the opposite direction. We have families and friends here where we live and what sense does it make to move a facility to the east coast in the town of West Palm Beach which is over 160 miles away to work west coast mail. I agree that if we continue any sort of elections involving Repulicans, this country will be in one extremely sad sad shape! The middle class and the poor will disappear into oblivian. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT ELECT ANY REPULICANS TO OFFICE!

    October 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Traysea

    There is still time to save the Fort Myers P&DC – attend the meeting!

    An Area Mail Processing (AMP) study was initiated to evaluate moving the mail processing operations from the Fort Myers FL Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) to the West Palm Beach FL P&DC. The initial results of the study support the business case for consolidation. This study, currently in review at United States Postal Service Headquarters and its Area Office is subject to change.

    A public meeting will be held to share the initial results of the study and allow members of the community to ask questions and provide feedback. The public’s input will be considered prior to a final decision. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 6pm at Edison State College, Walker Hall, Bldg AA, Room 177, 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers.

    October 31, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
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