The Rocky Mount mail processing and distribution facility at 201 S. George Street will close in January, according to U.S. Postal Service Corporate Communications Program Specialist Monica Coachman.
The facility had long been considered for closing since the Postal Service announced it was studying the feasibility of consolidating the Rocky Mount operations into the Raleigh processing and distribution center in 2011. Coachman said Rocky Mount is one of 82 facilities that will be consolidated starting in 2015.
“The network rationalization initiative calls for mail processing operations in Rocky Mount to be moved to Raleigh,” Coachman said. “This means mail that was processed in Rocky Mount would be collected and transported to Raleigh for processing and sortation. Much of the mail that was processed in this facility when the original proposal was presented in 2011 has already been transferred to Raleigh for processing. It is returned to Rocky Mount for final sortation to local delivery units. Much of that transfer happened transparently to our customers.” (Source: Read more)