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Indiana Post Offices Could Close Around The State

U.S. postal centers around the state could be consolidated to save money.

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The U.S. Postal Service is being forced to make drastic cuts because of the decrease in the amount of mail that is sent annually.

The United States Postal Service plans to study a list of over 250 mail processing centers for possible closure with seven centers located in Indiana.

Mary Dando with the U.S. Postal Service says the studies are a part of the agency’s attempts to help solve its financial crisis. Officials are looking at possibly consolidating the Bloomington, Kokomo, Lafayette and Muncie facilities into the Indianapolis center.

“It’s called area mail processing studies, and we’ve done this before,” she said. “But this one, because of the urgency of the situation, will take a lot less time. We should see something within two to three months.”

The proposal also calls for the consolidation of South Bend’s center into Ft. Wayne, Gary into an Illinois processing center, and Terre Haute’s into Evansville or Indianapolis. Mail processing around the country has declined by 43 billion pieces of mail over the last 5 years.

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