Everett mail processing center will be closing
EVERETT - The U.S. Postal Service announced last week it will close the Everett mail processing and distribution center, although a closing date has yet to be set.
Until then, there will be no changes to residential or business mail service.
The Everett facility employs more than 300 people. When it closes, 97 employees will lose their jobs and residential mail customers will no longer get next-day delivery within Snohomish County.
The Postal Service began looking at consolidating facilities to address declining first-class mail volume. The Postal Service doesn’t receive any tax money and operates on the sale of stamps, other products and services.
The Everett facility on Hardeson Road was one of eight in the state being studied for closure by the Postal Service.
The Tacoma and Olympia processing centers also will be closed. The mail processing for all three locations slated for closure will be moved to the Seattle location. Nationwide, 200 processing centers will be closed.
By TRIBUNE STAFF
Published Feb. 29, 2012