WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri September 16, 2011
Postal Study to Determine Whether Bowling Green Facility will be Consolidated
By Dan Modlin
Bowling Green, KY – A study which is expected to be finalized early in 2012 could help to determine the future of mail processing facilities in Bowling Green. Postal Service officials say the dramatic decline nationally in mail volume in the past five years has led to the loss of billions of dollars and the need to increase efficiency.
The goal of the study is to determine capacity needs within the postal network and to take steps to increase productivity.
Postal Service Spokesman David Walton says the jobs of about 56 workers in Bowling Green could be impacted by the results of the study. If the study finds the facility should be consolidated, a public meeting will be scheduled to explain the proposed change and to get public input.