Tuesday was not the last day of sorting at the Youngstown mail and processing distribution center, despite rumors to the contrary.
Karen Mazurkiewicz, spokeswoman for the postal service, said the facility will continue to operate through at least January 2015 and could continue into the fall of that year. The facility has been scheduled for consolidation since 2012, and the process has been delayed multiple times.
“We wanted to give plenty of time for both customers and employees to get ready for the switch,” she said.
There is no information available at this time about any specific closing dates for any locations, Mazurkiewicz said. The Youngstown facility will be one of 82 consolidated nationwide. The operations of the Youngstown facility will be consolidated into a Cleveland facility. According to the postal service, the consolidation effort will have only a minor impact on how long it takes mail to be delivered. It is expected to save the postal service about $750 million per year.