USPS shutting down Lufkin processing facility

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The United States Postal Service has officially announced that the processing plant in Lufkin will be closed, following a four-month study.

USPS officials began the study in September in an effort to cut operating costs by $20 billion by 2015.

Spokesman McKinney Boyd said the operations will cease in Lufkin only after the congressional moratorium is released. That moratorium is scheduled to be lifted on May 15.

Boyd said in a September interview that any Lufkin jobs would likely be transferred to the Houston area, where Lufkin's plant will be consolidated.

Boyd said Lufkin-area customers would see a slight delay in receiving their mail, particularly in times of inclement weather.

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