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Postal Service Shifting Operations From Fort Worth Plant

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it is shifting operations from a north Fort Worth processing plant to Coppell as part of a nationwide consolidation plan.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the outgoing operations would be shifted by July or August. Mail will still be sorted at the Jack D. Watson Fort Worth Processing Distribution Center.

Postal Service spokesman Sam Bolen said he could not say how the plan will affect the 1,200 employees who work three shifts at the north Fort Worth plant.

The financially strapped agency said Thursday that it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will ultimately consolidate nearly 250 mail processing centers, including 48 this summer.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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