USPS processing facility in Bethpage gets new machine to process packages faster
The United States Postal Service says it is ready for the holiday rush that is coming this year.
The Bethpage processing facility for the USPS even has a new machine that can process packages a lot quicker.
“We sort about 3,500 packages an hour on this, up to 55,000 a day and it’s going to help us out come Christmastime,” says Michael Calabrese, acting Bethpage plant manager.
The “A-DUS” machine is just one of more than 100 new machines purchased this year as part of the Postal Service’s 10-year-plan “Delivering for America.”
Calabrese says the entire facility will be doing upward of 500,000 packages a day during the holidays.
Steve Humin, senior processing director for the USPS New York Metro Division, says that the Postal Service has purchased 138 machines across the country, and many are housed in New York in anticipation of the peak season and growth of the delivery services.
He says overall, the USPS is making a $40 billion investment for the Delivering for America plan.
“We have to modernize our network to deliver for American people,” Humin says.
People who run their own businesses say they use the Postal Service to ship because it’s convenient. Tami with Wellness Unicorn says she just has to try to manage her customers’ expectations.
“I talk to people about stress, and that could be a cause of stress, so you just kind of have to go with it because you really can’t change it,” Tami says.
The USPS is also looking to hire and recruit more people as part of its 10-year-plan.
There is a job fair at the Hicksville Post Office Tuesday.