Postal Workers In New Castle, PA Protesting Possible Consolidation of Mail Operations

From A reader: 

On April 10, 2009, the US Postal Service (USPS) announced its intent to conduct an Area Mail Processing (AMP) Study to consolidate the mail processing operations of the New Castle Processing & Distribution Facility (P&DF) located at 435 S Cascade Street, New Castle, PA  16101 into the Pittsburgh Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC).

On April 30, 2009, USPS spokesman Tad Kelley indicated a shift in focus from consolidation to complete closure of the New Castle P&DF. has been created to inform and organize all postal residents in the affected communities of the AMP study underway by the US Postal service so that their voices can be heard before it is too late.

Our mission is to prevent the massive delay of mail for residents and businesses whose mail is currently being processed in the top rated New Castle P&DF.  Our mission is also to prevent the loss of the New Castle postmark identity and the additional tremendous burden to the local economy from the loss of 200 jobs in the city of New Castle and surrounding communities.

Impacted cities in the 160 zip code are:

Butler, Boyers, Bruin, Cabot, Callery, Chicora, Connequenessing, East Brady, East Butler, Eau Claire, Evans City, Fenelton, Forestville, Foxburg, Harmony, Harrisville, Herman, Hilliards, Karns City, Lyndora, Mars, Cranberry Township, North Washington, Parker, Petrolia, Portersville, Prospect, Renfrew, St Petersburg, Sarver, Saxonburg, Slippery Rock, Turkey City, Valencia, West Sunbury and Zelienople.

Impacted cities in the 161 zip code are:

New Castle, Adamsville, Atlantic, Bessemer, Clark, Clarks Mills, Darlington, Edinburg, Ellwood City, Enon Valley, Farrell, Fombell, Fredonia, Grove City, Hadley, Hartstown, Hillsville, Jackson Center, Jamestown, Koppel, Mercer, New Bedford, New Galilee, New Wilmington, Pulaski, Sandy Lake, Sharon, Hermitage, Sharpsville, Sheakleyville, Stoneboro, Transfer, Villa Maria, Volant, Wampum, West Middlesex, West Pittsburgh and Wheatland.

Impacted cities in the 162 zip code are:

Kittanning, Adrian, Beyer, Cadogan, Callensburg, Clarion, Cooksburg, Cowansville, Crown, Curlsville, Dayton, Distant, Fairmount City, Fisher, Ford City, Freeport, Hawthorn, Knox, Leeper, Limestone, Lucinda, McGrann, Manorville, Marienville, Mayport, New Bethlehem, NuMine, Oak Ridge, Plumville, Rimersburg, Rural Valley, Sagamore, Shippenville, Sligo, Smicksburg, Strattanville, Templeton, Vowinckel, Worthington and Yatesboro.

Please click to view April 30, 2009 WYTV 33 report.

Please click to have your voice heard by signing our online petition to preserve our current delivery standards, our New Castle postmark identity and jobs.

Please click here to find out “What You Can Do” to stop the closure or consolidation of the New Castle P&DF.

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Thank you!