Nov. 22, 2021

Grand Rapids Postal Plant to Host Tour of Holiday Operations

Postal Officials offer look at newly installed Package Sorter Machine


Media Open House: Grand Rapids Processing and Distribution Annex
With the Postmaster General’s Delivering for America plan – We Are Ready!

The Postal Service will host a behind-the-scenes tour of holiday operations at the Grand Rapids Processing and Distribution Center Annex featuring an up-close look at the new Package Sorter Machine.

The Postal Service is preparing for the holidays and is ready to meet the growing customer demand for package delivery. Last year’s holiday season was like no other for both USPS and its customers. Package delivery grew nearly 48 percent driven by the surge in online shopping and ecommerce due to the COVID pandemic. Last year, despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Postal Service delivered a record 1.1 billion packages.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.


Please RSVP by November 29, 2021 to USPS Strategic Communications Specialist Elizabeth Najduch at or (313) 268-0540.


Grand Rapids Processing and Distribution Annex
4300 36th St
Kentwood, MI 49512


Plant Manager Robert Walker
Strategic Communications Specialist Elizabeth Najduch


Please be aware proper footwear is required.


As part of the 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence, the Postal Service is investing $40 billion on people, technology, and equipment to modernize its operation and provide a world class service to customers. For more information go to the Holiday Newsroom at

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.



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