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East Texas Mail Processing Center slated for closure June 1

PALESTINE, May 22, 2013--The East Texas Mail Processing Center, located in Tyler, is closing. The closure is expected to be completed by June 1.

According to McKinney Boyd, spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service, the closure will not affect daily mail delivery or service. “Customers will still get six day delivers. They will still be able to go to the main Post Offices there in Tyler and mail letters, buy stamps, and receive mail services,” said Boyd.

The mail, which was formerly processed at the plant will be diverted to one of three locations in Shreveport, LA, Austin, or Coppell.

Boyd says the closure is an attempt to alleviate the daily loss being experienced by the U.S. Postal Service. “This is an opportunity for the Postal services to try to offset almost 25 million dollars a day in losses that it is sustaining as we speak,” Boyd said. “This is also an opportunity for the Postal Service to reduce its footprint across America. This is not just in East Texas, but it is also in other places as well, due to our substantial daily loss that we experience each day.”

Boyd spoke with KYYK’s Gary Richards about the closure and possible changes yet to come. Click below to hear more. 

 

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