Three politicians are suggesting the Wilmington Air Park as a USPS sorting facility.
Senator Rob Portman, Congressman Mike Turner, and Congresswoman Jean Schmidt are making a strong push to consolidate US Postal Service operations at the Wilmington Air Park amid the postal service's growing financial challenges. Last week, the representatives sent a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe encouraging him to consider using the Wilmington Air Park as a sort facility.
The letter sites an estimate that moving operations to Wilmington could save the postal service $1 billion a year.
The letter comes as the postal service conducts a 90-day cost savings assessment of its operations. The assessment is studying the impact of potentially closing and consolidating 252 mail processing facilities across the country.