U.S. Postal Service to review Savannah facility

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah Processing and Distribution Facility could face consolidation.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it will be conducting a study at the Savannah Processing and Distribution Facility to look at the feasibility of consolidating operations there into the Charleston, Macon and/or Jacksonville Processing and Distribution Centers.

The study reviews mail processing and transportation operations in order to determine capacity needs to increase efficiency and improve productivity.

"What we're proposing is comprehensive changes to our servicecs standards that would allow for consolidation of our postal network including the one in Savannah. Prority mail, package service and standard mail service levels will be the same. It will not affect retail or the delivery of the mail to each individual home or business," said Stephen Seewoester, U.S. Postal Service Communication Specialist.

The study is expected to be completed in early 2012.

If the feasibility study concludes that mail processing operations should be consolidated, the Postal Service will hold a public meeting to explain the proposed changes, potential impacts on service, and will seek public feedback, according to the USPS. Those factors will then be considered before a final decision is made.

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