April 24, 2014

Postal service to move five Wisconsin facilities

The U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to consolidate five of Wisconsin’s mail processing centers.

The decision will move mail processing from Wausau to Green Bay, Kenosha to Milwaukee, and Portage to Madison, and Eau Claire and La Crosse to Saint Paul, MN. The action will not impact retail operations at those locations.

Agency officials have not indicated when the moves will take place or how many jobs will be lost, although a Congressional moratorium on closing facilities expires in May.

The decision is the result of a five month study done by the postal service into ways to cut costs. The Wisconsin locations are among 252 processing centers that were considered.