USPS Begins New Round of Facility Consolidations While Also Procuring Dozens More

The U.S. Postal Service will consolidate 18 of its mail processing plants, coupling that announcement last week with plans to procure 45 new “annex” facilities that will boost the agency’s package delivery capacity.

The move highlights USPS’ shift from traditional mail delivery to packages, a trend ongoing for years and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Postal Service vowed to not lay off any employees as a result of the consolidations, which will be completed by November.