Postal Service Finalizes Plan to Close Waite Park Facility [AUDIO]
WAITE PARK – The U.S. Postal Service has finalized it’s decision to close the Waite Park Distribution Center.
Spokesman Pete Nowacki says the move it contingent on proposed revisions to their services, such as first-class mail going from next day delivery to taking two or three days. He says the soonest the Waite Park facility could close would be May 15th.
The Postal Service says in Minnesota, it will move processing from Duluth and Rochester to St. Paul and processing operations in Waite Park, Mankato and Bemidji to Minneapolis.
The retail operations at the facilities will remain open. It’s not immediately known how many jobs will be affected.
The Postal Service has previously said 252 processing sites might be closed as mail volume declines. The Postal Service’s most recent quarterly loss was $3.3 billion.