Postal Service may close Fayetteville processing centers
Posted December 5, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing two mail-processing and distribution facilities in Fayetteville that employ more than 400 people and moving the operations to Charlotte.
The agency has scheduled a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday at Fayetteville Technical Community College to discuss the proposal.
A recent study found that the Postal Service could save nearly $22 million by closing its facility on Green Street and an annex on Downing Road to a facility in Charlotte that has excess capacity. The move would improve efficiency and productivity, according to the study.
The Fayetteville processing and distribution facilities are among 252 around the country that are being studied for possible closure. The Postal Service has 487 such operations nationwide.
Postal Service spokeswoman Monica Robbs said many Fayetteville workers would have the opportunity to move to Charlotte if the closures occur, but more than 100 jobs would be eliminated in the consolidation.