Showing posts with label Huntsville Mail Processing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Huntsville Mail Processing. Show all posts

Friday, October 17, 2014

Huntsville mail carriers recognized for driving millions of miles, accident-free

Huntsville mail carriers recognized for driving millions of miles, accident-free

Article Excerpt: "... Three employees, each with decades of service to the USPS, received awards for traveling two-million accident-free miles on their routes. ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Birmingham Postmaster assures late mail delivery improvement two weeks after Christmas

Birmingham Post Master addresses late mail delivery

Article Excerpt: "... "We just had to get good data driven work load so that we knew where to put people and how many we needed to hire and put on board to get the mail process back to where it was prior to when the new mail started coming in." Allison says if you do not have your mail by 7pm, that's late. He says the consolidation is permanent. But Allison says give the postal service at least until two weeks after Christmas, and customers will begin to a positive change. ..."

Reference: www.abc3340.com

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Huntsville mail delivery slowed by 'mail processing facility' impending closure as USPS shutters facilities nationwide?

Carrier shortage, route changes and processing plant closings are cited

Late mail delivery becoming more common

Article Excerpt: "... “The Postal Service is either disorganized or overwhelmed, but that is not a solution to getting my mail,” Ray said. ..."

Reference: www.timesdispatch.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Postal Service will end Saturday delivery in August

Postal Service to End Delivery of Letters on Saturdays

Article Excerpt: "... the Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it would seek to stop Saturday delivery of letters, a sweeping change in the way the agency operates that immediately drew criticism from postal unions and some businesses. ..."

Reference: www.nytimes.com

Friday, May 18, 2012

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility to Remain Open Until at Least 2014

Huntsville's mail processing center is safe for now

Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that the General Mail Facility on Wall-Triana Highway will remain in operation until ..."

Reference: npmhu317.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Will Huntsville's mail be saved?

Postal Bill: Senate Votes To Allow USPS To Avert Bankruptcy, Delay Post Office Closings

Article Excerpt: "... measure would save about half the mail processing centers the Postal Service wants to close, from 252 to 125, allowing more areas to maintain overnight first-class mail delivery for at least three more years ..."

Reference: postal-edaily.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Postal Service to shut down Huntsville Mail Processing facility in May ...purposely slowing Huntsville mail

Closings give new meaning to snail mail

Article Excerpt: "... In January, the U.S. Postal Service closed part of the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Center
and moved those operations to a Birmingham center.

For years, Shoals mail was routed through the Huntsville center. Now, it travels some 120 miles to Birmingham for processing, then makes the return journey.

That means the Huntsville postmark on Shoals mail is becoming a thing of the past — something that might become permanent starting May 15, when the Huntsville facility likely will be completely shut down. ..."

Reference: www.timesdaily.com

Friday, March 23, 2012

Postal Service set to purposely slow First-Class Mail Delivery, causing huge losses

Postal Service closing plans panned by lawmakers

Article Excerpt: "... Postal Service stands to lose billions of dollars in the first year after it closes 200 mail processing facilities and slows the delivery of first-class mail, according to a feasibility study released this week. ...“No wonder the Postal Service wanted to keep this report a secret,” Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) said Thursday. ..."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility Closure: Is this our future?

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility Closure: Is this our future?

As we have reported, the US Postal Service has decided to close the Huntsville Mail Processing and Distribution Facility on Wall Triana. The Postal Service has already taken the historic Huntsville Postmark away from our city and now wants to shutter the mail processing facility for good. We are in fear that we may be faced with the same severe mail delays as found in the following article: Mail Processing Facility Closure "utter disaster" says.... Contact your Congressman and City Council to request that the facility remain open, as it is essential to our community.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility located on Wall Triana to Close

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility located on Wall Triana to Close

Article Excerpt: Huntsville, Alabama - The U.S. Postal Service announced today that the Huntsville Mail Processing Facility located on Wall Triana near Madison, Alabama, will close. Postal officials announced the news, adding that the facility would not close prior to May 15, 2012 due to a congressional moratorium on plant closures until that time. Operations will eventually be moved to Birmingham, Alabama. Huntsville had already lost its historical postmark at the end of 2011. Postal officials also stated that the U. S. Postal Service is also considering early retirement programs and possible buyout incentives to reduce the number of postal employees.

Reference: Rocket City

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Huntsville Alabama Loses its Identity via Postal Service Cuts

Madison County Commission opposes closing mail processing center on Wall Triana Highway

Article Excerpt: "... commission adopted a resolution Friday in support of keeping the mail-processing facility here open. Chair Mike Gillespie said the resolution would be sent to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors and would ..."

Reference: The Postal Newsgroup

Friday, December 2, 2011

Public Input Needed to Save Huntsville Postmark and Mail Processing Facility

Public hearing set on plans to close Huntsville mail facility

Article Excerpt: "...The Postal Service is planning public meetings Dec. 14 in Decatur and Dec. 15 in Tuscaloosa to collect input. Comments made at the meetings or submitted in writing will be entered into the record and considered by regional and national administrators, Fetterly said.

"There have been cases where a mail processing center and/or a local Post Office have not closed due to community input," Fetterly said. ..."

Comments in writing can be sent to:
Manager, Consumer and Industry Contact, Alabama District,
351 24th Street North, Birmingham AL

35203-9711. They will be accepted through Dec. 29.

Reference: al.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Huntsville's mail processing facility on Wall Triana Highway being studied for closure

U.S. Postal Service studying closing Huntsville's mail facility on Wall Triana Highway

Article Excerpt: "...HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- In a change from an announcement just two months ago, the Postal Service said Thursday it is considering moving all of the operations at the Wall Triana mail facility to Birmingham. ..."

Reference: al.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Postal Service to end Huntsville Alabama Postmark?

Article Title: Postal Service Consolidating in Huntsville

Postal Service to end Huntsville Alabama Postmark?

Article Excerpt: "... Letters mailed from Huntsville will soon have a new look. Instead of being stamped at the Huntsville Processing Center, beginning in January, they'll read "Birmingham." ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

Friday, March 4, 2011

Huntsville residents challenge mail consolidation to Birmingham

Area residents concerned about delivery efficiency

By Evan Belanger

Article Excerpt: "...“It doesn’t seem appropriate to me that Huntsville, Ala., would be the one that would lose the postmark. It seems like it would be more effective and more cost efficient for everything to move to Huntsville as opposed to that,” said Huntsville resident ..."

Reference: www.decaturdaily.com

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Huntsville Alabama Hammered By Mail Delays

Huntsville Hammered By Mail Delays

Article Excerpt: "...Postal Service spokesman Joseph Breckenridge. "This certainly was a lesson for us, and we're going to be taking this lesson into account...We don't have the extra resources that we used to have, and we're down to the bare essentials we need in order to do the job." ..."
Reference: www.whnt.com
Read More on the Huntsville Alabama Mail Problems:
  • Will the Postal Service steal outgoing mail processing from the Huntsville community?
  • City Councilman Bill Kling Steps Up To The Plate To Save Huntsville Mail Processing
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    City Councilman Bill Kling Steps Up To The Plate To Save Huntsville Mail Processing

    Struggling U.S. Postal Service sets public meeting on money-saving proposals

    Article Excerpt: "... City Councilman Bill Kling is concerned about the future of the Postal Service's processing and distribution center on Wall-Triana Highway. ..."

    Reference: The Huntsville Times via Postal News

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011

    Prevent the Postal Service from raping the Rocket City's mail operation

    Will the Postal Service steal outgoing mail processing from the Huntsville community?

    Please click the following to help this cause and spread the word:

    As unbelievable as it may seem, the U.S. Postal Service is attempting to consolidate outgoing mail operations away from the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility in Huntsville. Unbelievable, because the Postal Service's consolidation study identifies potential delays in mail service if the consolidation takes place. Unbelievable because Huntsville is growing by leaps and bounds, as the BRAC moves to the Rocket City have only just begun. Unbelievable because the Postal Service attempts to convince the community that there are an excess number of employees while at the same time it is rumored that the personnel at the facility work extensive amounts of overtime to process the mail in a timely manner.

    There are other things to be considered in this decision making process that the USPS officials have carelessly not taken under consideration. As stated before, Huntsville is a growing and proactive city with little crime and is well maintained, while Birmingham has infrastructure issues that have an impact on transportation safety. Huntsville has an upgraded interstate lighting system that is well maintained while Birmingham continues to ignore the lighting issues that add safety problems to a partial consolidation from Huntsville to Birmingham. Moving outgoing mail operations from Huntsville to Birmingham would put more mail on less safe roads, possibly causing even more mail delays in the event of accidents ...not to mention the litigation cost factor that the Postal Service might have to absorb by making a decision that has ignored this added safety issue. Although Birmingham plans to repair interstate lights, it's not the first time the issue has been addressed, "Birmingham committed $700,000 to replacing and maintaining the interstate lights in February 2009 during the Larry Langford administration, but the project has languished since then." That is a lengthy amount of time to ignore such a major safety issue!

    The move will alter mail truck routing, sending trucks normally bound for the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility, to Birmingham. This in itself will cause higher transportation costs and the possibility of more accidents involving trucks headed to Birmingham.

    As touched on earlier in this article, Huntsville is a growing city, especially considering the BRAC moves taking place in the City of Huntsville which have not yet fully impacted the area. However, in comparison, the Birmingham population growth change lagged the national growth rate in the past decade of 9.7 percent. It also lagged the average growth rate in the Southeast region of the United States of 14.3 percent. It must also be taken into consideration that the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility actually is on the border of Madison. Census Figures Show Madison Fastest-Growing City In State, posting a 59.7 percent growth rate, up from 14,792 residents in 1990 to 23,620 residents in 1996. On the flip side of the coin, these latest official population estimates show the city of Birmingham continuing to lose in the numbers game. This is something the USPS studies have seemed to ignore.

    What can you do to help prevent this damaging proposal from becoming a reality? You can either attend the meeting to discuss this "consolidation proposal" or mail your comments opposing this move. There is an upcoming meeting to discuss this proposal. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Decatur Utilities, located at 1002 Central Parkway SW in Decatur.

    ...or send in comments concerning the study by mailing them to:

    ATTN: Stop the Huntsville Mail Consolidation
    PO BOX 395
    BIRMINGHAM AL 35201-0395

    The biggest fear is that if the consolidation proposal is implemented, the full damage caused by the action will not be realized in the community until after the consolidation goes into effect. Help stop this flawed action by taking action now!

    Follow this story with more related reading:

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  • The rocket city grew 13.8% according to census

  • Huntsville Hammered By Mail Delays

  • Struggling U.S. Postal Service sets public meeting on money-saving proposals

  • Will the Postal Service steal outgoing mail processing from the Huntsville community?

  • Big things expected as BRAC hits another milestone

  • Is the Postal Service considering moving mail processing operations out of the Rocket City?

  • Birmingham Bound Mail Truck and Vehicle Collide, Killing One