Postal Service studies cost-cutting measures, regional company concerned

The U.S. Postal Service is studying ways to reduce costs and one of those cuts might mean closing the mail-processing facility on Brevard Road that employs almost 200 people. That and other cuts have a Western North Carolina company — Mail Management Services — worried.

And here’s what the company says on its blog:

The United States Postal Service announced today it is engaging in a study to determine if the Asheville area Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) on Brevard Road should be consolidated with the P&DC in Greenville, SC.

As a small business dealing primarily with direct mail and marketing, we are very concerned about this news and will be monitoring the situation closely. Nearly all of the mail we produce, sort or otherwise manage ends up being inducted at the Brevard Road station, so any consolidation to the Greenville station would have great interest for us and our local client base.

The study will be concluded sometime in early 2012, and should the Asheville P&DC be on the list of centers suggested for consolidation, there will be a window of public commentary regarding the changes. A public hearing on the proposed consolidation would also be held to gather information prior to a final decision being made by the USPS. …

For more information about the Postal Service study, such as a list of facilities that may be closed, click here.

For just the facility list, click here.

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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