Massive new USPS mail processing plant set to open soon in Portland, Oregon

By Bill McAllister – March 7, 2018 Sometime later this year, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is likely to head to Oregon for an unusual dedication. What she will be formally opening will be one of the largest mail-processing plants the United States Postal Service has created in an era of declining letter volume. The…

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USPS Selects Lockheed Martin to provide Enhanced Package Processing System

OWEGO, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin has been selected by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide next generation package processing systems. The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a maximum potential value of $215 million, will provide up to 10 Enhanced Package Processing Systems (EPPS) which are capable of automatically…

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Group protests lack of help for the blind at downtown Portland post office

By Bob Heye – July 25, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. — David Bouchard says his frustration with the Waterfront U.S. Post Office at the corner of Southwest 1st and Madison in downtown Portland started at the end of last summer. “I came here last August to try to send a package off. I got turned away….

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Korte Co. building USPS distribution center in Oregon

The Korte Co. has begun work on a $92.5 million design-build distribution center project for the U.S. Postal Service in Portland, Ore. The 818,000-square-foot project includes a processing and distribution center with administration, maintenance and employee support areas. The distribution facility features areas specified for a Business Mail Entry Unit and Postal Inspection Services. The…

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WAPWU Members Put Stop Staples Protest on Convention Agenda

Web News Article #: 078-2016 04/08/2016 – Members of the Washington State APWU made a Stop Staples protest part of their convention agenda on April 7. The convention took place in Vancouver, WA, but the demonstration was held in front of a Portland, OR, store, which happened to be the nearest location. For over an…

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USPS: Drive to survive – USPS mechanic to compete on CBS show

A Postal Service employee will compete for $1 million on the new season of “Survivor.” Portland, ME, Maintenance Mechanic Daniel Foley is one of 18 contestants on the CBS show’s 30th season, which will divide participants into three tribes: white collar, blue collar and no collar. Foley says this will be one of the greatest…

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Portland Communities and Postal Workers United: Top Postal Executive’s Visit Draws Protest

Immediate Release – August 21, 2014 Top Postal Executive’s Visit Draws Protest (Vancouver, WA) Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman drew the ire of dozens of postal workers and community allies when he visited Vancouver this morning. Carrying signs, picketing and chanting, the protesters massed at the entrance to the 2014 Mailers Conference at the Convention…

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