Postal Service to Consolidate Some Montana Work

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – The U.S. Postal Service plans to consolidate operations in Montana in an effort to save money by moving some mail processing duties in four cities.

Officials announced Friday that Miles City mail will be processed in Billings by October, and that mail in Butte, Helena and Havre will be processed in Great Falls by January.

Post Office spokesman Al J. DeSarro tells the Billings Gazette that processing mail in Billings will save $95,000 in transportation and handling.

He says the Miles City sorter will be offered another job with the Postal Service.

The Postal Service has seen a 20 percent drop in mail volume since 2007.

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