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Plattsburgh mail processing center on Veteran's Lane

Plattsburgh listed among mail processing closures

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The US Postal Service plans to close the Plattsburgh customer service mail processing center on Veteran's Lane, and move its operations to an Albany facility. 55 jobs will be lost.

It's part of a national plan to close processing plants affecting more than 100,000 jobs nation wide. There's no specific date for the Plattsburgh closure yet. Martha Foley has more.

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Maureen Marion is regional spokesperson for the Postal Service. She says it’s been taking a hard look at how to tighten its belt by several notches.

"The way people use mail has changed dramatically…and we don’t foresee volumes of days past will ever be to that level again. So we needed to see how we can consolidate….to meet the demands of today’s audience"

Marion says the postal service has spent the last few days notifying employees about the closure.  And she says this consolidation would save the postal service more than $3 million a year. 

There isn't any retail mail business at the Plalttsburgh processing center.

In a press release, the postal service said the decision is the result of studies it started five months ago. 

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