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Photos by Fritz Rethage    Posted September 16, 2003

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[Facility Overview]

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 Jersey’s 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 Jersey’s 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 Bongiovanni.

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…one dream."

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 Jersey’s newest mail facility. [Facility Overview]
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Program
The program began with the presentation of Colors by Postal Police Color Guard, Newark, NJ,
followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Sylvia Smith, Northern NJ Metro P & D Center.

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(l)- George B. Flood, Manager Consumer Affairs, USPS Northern NJ District
(r)- Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager, Northern NJ Metro P & DC

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(l)- David Solomon, Vice President, Area Operations, USPS New York Metro Area
(r)- New Jersey Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck, District 38

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Assemblywoman Heck presenting
Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager
with a NJ Assembly proclamation

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(r)- The Honorable John P. Watt, Mayor, Borough of Teterboro

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Louis R. Rizzolo, Senior Plant Manager, Dominick V. Daniels P & DC

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Sylvia Smith led the assembly in singing The National Anthem and God Bless America
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Facility Overview

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 Dream"

Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager, Northern NJ Metro, P & D Center
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Northern New Jersey Metro P & DC Processing Profile

Service Area
074-076
550 Square Miles
85 Post Offices, Stations & Branches

Average Daily Volume (PCS)

Letters: 5,984,474
Flats: 430,840
Parcels: 50,141

Staffing

Supervisory: 66
Craft: 912

Equipment
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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

Mission Statement

Provide excellent service to our internal and external customers.
* Manage our budget efficiently.
* Respect each other by valuing our diversity.

Guiding Principles
Efficient Operations
We will:
* Make operating plan every day and be committed to Zero Plan failures.
* Utilize all mail processing equipment to the fullest capacity to meet breakthrough productivity goal.
* Staff operations in alignment with our operational volumes.

Personal Commitment

We will:
* 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 all employees.

Frank Bongiovanni, Plant Manager
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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.

Who: Guest 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.

Where: Northern New Jersey Metro P & DC, 200 Industrial Avenue, Teterboro, New Jersey 07699-9998,

When: Monday, September 15, 2003 @ 10:30am.





UPSP Index
Northern New Jersey Metro P & DC,   Teterboro, NJ

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held September 15, 2003

Virtual plant tour sneak preview from June 21, 2003
Photos and Stories
USPS Home Page
Outside Facility
Truck Bays
The Big Picture
Loading pallets into bins
AFSM Sorting (Advance Flats Sorter Machine)
MLOCR Sorting (Multi Line Optical Character Reader)
"Barney" The canceling machine
DBCS Sorting (Delivery Bar Code Sorter)
Building inside
Employee

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mpeg movies
Image size: 320 x 240  -- Camera used: Sony   F717
Editors note: [Play] continuously on media player

Tug in operation [546] 400k
Pan across facility [542] 900k
DBCS Machine intake [529] 60k
DBCS Machine sorting [538] 200k
Hamper Dumper conveyor belt going up [520] 200k
Hamper Dumper conveyor belt in mirror [525] 200k
Hamper Dumper several employees sorting [508] 100k
Hamper Dumper an employee sorting [521] 100k
Destacker conveyor line [492] 200k

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Special thanks to:
United States Postal Service for their cooperation

Photos by Fritz Rethage  2003, All rights reserved. 
Permission required for commercial reproduction.

 

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