Springfield mail center to remain open for now

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, June 01 2015 Jun 1, 2015 Monday, June 01, 2015 9:15:50 AM CDT June 01, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service is postponing plans to close a Springfield mail processing center.

The Springfield News Leader reports the center was set to close in July, with its operations moved to Kansas City, but the Postal Service said it's deferring consolidation plans until 2016.

Chris Bentley, president of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 297, hails the decision to keep the center open for now. He said the continued presence of the processing center in Springfield means mail delivery would remain more efficient for Springfield customers.

He also said the plant would be hiring people to bring the center back up to full service for the fall and winter mailing seasons.

 

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