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Youngstown mail processing and distribution facility to close in February



Published: Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m.

Youngstown mail processing and distribution facility to close in February

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The Youngstown mail processing and distribution facility will be closed by February of 2013.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday the closing of the Youngstown facility along with 139 other locations by end of February. There are currently 500 employees who work at the processing and distribution facility.

The postal service further announced that unless circumstances of the Postal Service change in the interim, a second and final phase of 89 consolidations is currently scheduled to begin in February of 2014.

The employees will not lose their jobs based on the closure, said David Van Allen, spokesman for the postal service.

“This is a disaster,” said Sally Davilow, spokeswoman for the American Postal Workers Union.

The two phases planned will eliminate half of the postal distributions centers nationally, she said.

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1AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Good job, Timmy. Yeesh.

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2boardmanres(40 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

What a shame, that an area such as ours is not "profitable" enough to keep this facility open. Not to mention the 500 laid off workers. Well maybe they can start training for drilling jobs. Can't wait to see the decline in service, the lost mail, the checks and other important information that does not arrive on time because it has to make a side trip to Pittsburgh on the way across town.

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3boardmanres(40 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

What a shame, that an area such as ours is not "profitable" enough to keep this facility open. Not to mention the 500 laid off workers. Well maybe they can start training for drilling jobs. Can't wait to see the decline in service, the lost mail, the checks and other important information that does not arrive on time because it has to make a side trip to Pittsburgh on the way across town.

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4bobby111(11 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

The employees of the Youngstown processing center are heads and shoulders above those at Cleveland and Pittsburgh. I have dealt with all three facilities for nearly 20 yrs. and Youngstown professionalism, courtesy, and "going the extra mile" are the norm not the exception.

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5UticaShale(850 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

This is what happens when you put your community fate in the hands of UNQUALIFIED leaders, who come from the ranks of the entitled takers.....you soon become uncompetitive takers. Look at UPS, FED EX, they ain't shutting anything down. Y'all need to throw all your FOOD CARD leaders out, you have us Capitalist coming in now, your last chance is your oil, but you have to work for it, like the steel mill days.

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6DwightK(1223 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

FedEx and UPS don't deliver everywhere and they certainly don't carry a letter for 50 cents.

The real problem here is the mandated over funding of the postal worker's pension system.

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