(DETROIT) – As a result of a study conducted last year, the U.S. Postal Service has made the decision to close the Fisher Station in Detroit and the Teleford Station in Dearborn.
“Given the extraordinary decline in mail volume — a decline of nearly 26 billion pieces this past year alone — we must take action to reduce the size of our retail and delivery network,” said Charles E. Howe, District manager. “By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, the Postal Service becomes a more efficient and effective organization.”
The offices will officially close on June 25. Affected postal employees will be reassigned in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and established repositioning processes.
“Local mail delivery will not be affected by this move. Full retail services will be available in neighboring offices and our customers will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have,” said Howe.
Customers of the Fisher Station wishing to conduct postal business at a local retail office can continue to do so nearby at the:
- North End Station located at 60 Milwaukee St.
Customers of the Teleford Station wishing to conduct postal business at a local retail office can continue to do so nearby at the:
- Dearborn Hts. Branch located at 26200 Ford Rd.
Customers can skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and purchase stamps and shipping labels online using the Postal Service’s website, usps.com. Customers can also request free package pickup at usps.com. The Postal Service will pick up packages during regular mail delivery the next business day – and, unlike other shipping companies, there is no fee for this service. Postage stamps can also be purchased at 1.800.STAMP 24, thousands of banking ATMs and in more than 55,000 retail outlets across the nation.
This announcement updates a review process which began last summer that examined approximately 3,300 stations and branches in urban and suburban areas across the country, focusing on those facilities in relative close proximity to one another to determine where consolidations might be feasible, while maintaining customer access to postal services.
The only provider of delivery service to every home and business address in the country, the Postal Service is committed to providing ready access to reliable, secure, affordable postal products and services. Unlike most federal agencies, America’s national mail system receives no tax subsidy for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.