June 7, 2022

Latest Package Sorting Machine Installed in Appleton

Increases Efficiency, Improves Safety

APPLETON, WI — As part of its 10-year plan, Delivering for America, the Postal Service is investing $40 billion to modernize its operations, including investments to accommodate growing customer demand for package delivery. Mailpiece and package volumes are returning to pre-pandemic levels.

One year into the Delivering for America plan, our focus is on improving operations and strategic investments. Package sortation capacity enables efficient movement of mail over the integrated USPS delivery network as mail and packages travel together. The Small Unit Delivery Sorter (SDUS) installed in Appleton, WI is part of this expansion project.

Appleton, WI Postmaster Ryan Schultz said, “We had to rely on manual sorting. The new SDUS will reduce the physical toll on our workforce.” This machine processes thousands of packages an hour and can be eight times faster than manual sorting. As service continues to improve, the SDUS will help the Postal Service deliver predictable, reliable service to customers all year long.

The installation of the SDUS has no impact on the number of jobs in Appleton. Rather, there are many opportunities for people seeking employment to join USPS ranks now. People may apply at https://about.usps.com/careers/. A hiring gala is happening Thursday, June 9th at the Appleton Post Office from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for those interested to learn about postal jobs in Appleton and across the state. The hiring gala will be at:

Appleton Post Office
410 W. Franklin St.
Appleton, WI 54911

A live demonstration of the SDUS sorting parcels will be held Tuesday June 7, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

The Postal Service generally 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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