The U.S. Postal Service® is continually improving its efficiency by making better use of space, staffing, equipment, and transportation in processing the nation's mail.
The Postal Service processing network was designed over many years to meet a robust and growing mail market. However, since 2007 the Postal Service has seen a dramatic drop in mail volume. Concurrently, there has been a significant increase in package volume. Mail and packages require different machinery, processes and space allocations in terms of scope and physical location. As such, some facilities are incorrectly located and aligned to meet the market demand of today and the future, while some are in the correct location but need additional space to handle the volume growth.