December 10, 2018

Pennwood Place Mail Processing Plant Offers Last Minute Mailing Tips for the Holidays

Media invited by appointment for behind-the-scenes look at holiday operations

Please call 412.359-7119 or email to make an appointment


U.S. Postal Service Holiday Mailing Tips and Deadlines, and the opportunity to shoot B-roll footage of mail processing operations at the Pennwood Place Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Warrendale.


Media Relations representative will be available for interviews and to lead a plant tour by pre-scheduled appointment.


Either Thursday, December 13, or Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Appointment can be made between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Pennwood Place P&DC
51 Pennwood Place Suite 100
Warrendale, PA 15086


The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver almost 16 billion pieces of mail and more than 900 million packages this holiday season.

Mailing early is the key to beating the rush. Customers should take note of the following mail-by deadlines:

  • Retail Ground®                   Dec - 14
  • First-Class Mail®                  Dec - 20
  • Priority Mail®                      Dec - 20  (the best bargain in shipping)
  • Priority Mail Express™        Dec - 22* (Commitments based on drop-off times.)

Consumers save valuable time by visiting — the Postal Service’s website that will help make mailing and shipping easier.

Post Offices nationwide will be open Saturday, Dec. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 30. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours; check for your local Post Office hours on these dates. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change.

If you would like to make an appointment to take advantage of this media opportunity – either Dec. 13 or Dec. 18 - please contact Tad Kelley, APR at (412) 359-7119 or email Requests must be made by December 9.

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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