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Photos by Fritz Rethage ·
Posted September 16, 2003
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USPS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Teterboro, NJ Facility
US Postal Service
Opens Northern New Jersey Metro P & DC
Teterboro, NJ The United
States Postal Service unveiled the newest Processing and Distribution Center in Northern
New Jersey today. The grand opening ceremony took place @ 10:30a.m. inside the new
Teterboro Plant. Northern New Jerseys newest and most state of the art processing
and distribution center will accommodate over 2.1 million customers across four counties.
The festive ceremony took place
at 200 Industrial Avenue in Teterboro, New Jersey directly across the street from the
Teterboro Airport. The event was a celebration of ten years of planning to upgrade and
centralize Northern New Jerseys mail processing into one facility. Speakers included
the New Jersey State Senator Honorable Joseph Coniglio, Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck,
Mayor of Teterboro John P. Watt, USPS Area Vice President Dave Solomon, Senior Plant
Manager Louis Rizzolo, and Northern New Jersey Metro P & DC Plant Manager Frank
Postal officials hosted the
event, and thanked local community leaders, and residents for their support and patience.
The new facility will employ 900 plus employees, process 1.9 billion pieces of mail
annually, and utilize 56 pieces of processing equipment. The Northern New Jersey Metro
Processing & Distribution Center is the sixth largest facility in the New York Metro
Area. The new facility will consolidate the operations formerly performed at the Paterson
and Hackensack Plants.
Postmaster Frank Bongiovanni
stated, "We trust that the proud history of both the Hackensack and Paterson Plants
will be a strong foundation for the future success of the Northern New Jersey Metro P
& DC, one team
The highlight of the day was the
participation of all the speakers and Postal Officials in the actual ribbon cutting and
opening of Northern New Jerseys newest mail facility. [Facility Overview]
The program began with the presentation of Colors by Postal Police Color Guard,
followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Sylvia Smith, Northern NJ Metro P &
(l)- George B. Flood, Manager Consumer Affairs, USPS Northern NJ District
(r)- Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager, Northern NJ Metro P & DC
(l)- David Solomon, Vice President, Area Operations, USPS New York Metro Area
(r)- New Jersey Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck, District 38
Assemblywoman Heck presenting Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager
with a NJ Assembly proclamation
(r)- The Honorable John P. Watt, Mayor, Borough of Teterboro
Louis R. Rizzolo, Senior Plant Manager, Dominick V. Daniels P & DC
Sylvia Smith led the assembly in singing The National Anthem and God Bless America
The Northern New Jersey Metro
Processing & Distribution Center is the sixth largest P & DC in the New York Metro
Area. Our 900+ employees will utilize 56 pieces of processing equipment to process 1.9
billion pieces of mail annually. We service over 2.1 million customers across four (4)
counties in Northern New Jersey.
We trust that the proud history
of both the Hackensack and Paterson Plants will be a strong foundation for the future
success of the Northern New Jersey Metro P & DC.
"One Team One
Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager,
Northern NJ Metro, P & D Center
Jersey Metro P & DC Processing Profile
550 Square Miles
85 Post Offices, Stations & Branches
Average Daily Volume (PCS)
6 Advanced Facer Cancellers (AFCS)
2 Dual Pass Rough Culls (DPRC)
2 Automated Flat Sorting Machines (AFSM 100)
2 Universal Flat Sorting Machines (UFSM 1000)
1 Small Parcel & Bundle Sorter (SPBS)
6 Optical Character Readers (OCR/ISS)
5 Mail Processing Bar-Code Sorters (MPBCS/OSS)
29 Delivery Bar-Code Sorters (DBCS)
1 Tray Transport and Sorting System
1 Letter Mail Labeling Machine (LMLM)
1 Letter Mail Labeling Machine/Tabber
Provide excellent service to our internal and external customers.
* Manage our budget efficiently.
* Respect each other by valuing our diversity.
* Make operating plan every day and be committed to Zero Plan failures.
* Utilize all mail processing equipment to the fullest capacity to meet breakthrough
* Staff operations in alignment with our operational volumes.
* Value employees and recognize good work performance.
* Consistently monitor our processes and adjust as needed to improve operations.
* Be accountable for meeting our commitments and job responsibilities.
* Work diligently to address and follow-up on all concerns.
* Be conscientious and persistent about keeping our facility safe, secure, and clean for
Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager
The Media Alert --
What: Grand opening ceremony for the state of the art Northern New Jersey Metro
Processing Distribution and Processing Center. Located in Teterboro, New Jersey, this
brand new U.S. Postal Service facility will replace the Hackensack and Paterson processing
operations. The facility is currently the sixth largest P & DC in the New York area.
The plant will employ over 900, process 1.9 pieces of mail annually, utilize 56 pieces of
equipment, and service 2.1 million customers across four counties.
Speakers include New Jersey State Senator Joseph Coniglio, Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck,
Teterboro Mayor John P. Watt, U.S. Postal Vice President Area Operations David L. Solomon,
Senior Plant Manager Louis R. Rizzolo, and Plant Manager Frank Bongiovanni.
New Jersey Metro P & DC, 200 Industrial Avenue, Teterboro, New Jersey 07699-9998,
September 15, 2003 @ 10:30am.