Greater Newark New Jersey P&DC in Kearny to close in February

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service has announced that the Greater Newark New Jersey P&DC in Kearny, NJ, will be closed early next year. The discontinuance is targeted for February 24, 2024.

The package volume processed in the P&DC will be moved to Jersey City’s Network Distribution Center (NDC), which will become the Regional Processing & Distribution Center (RPDC) for the region. A second processing facility in Kearny, the Dominick V Daniels P&DC, will become a Local Processing Center (LPC) for the RPDC.

A town hall was conducted on August 24th with all non-bargaining employees. Impacted employees received a Specific RIF Notice dated August 29, 2023, with a RIF separation effective date of February 9, 2024.

The townhall presentation says the Greater Newark P&DC resides in a leased building, and the primary package equipment is outdated. Some equipment was damaged during the roof collapse that occurred in September 2021.

In 2022, the plant may have employed as many as 800 mail handlers, mail processing clerks, equipment operators, and other workers and supervisors.

The notification letter and townhall presentation are here.