WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the offices of U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH-12) sent a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to address ongoing concerns regarding ZIP Code boundaries at the 1.4 million-square-foot Personal Care, Health and Beauty Park in New Albany. Currently, the facility falls under multiple USPS ZIP Codes, causing shipping and mailing delays at the supply chain center.
“The Columbus Region is quickly becoming a leader in the logistics industry in Ohio,” Brown said. “In order to continue this growth, small and medium sized businesses rely on facilities like the Personal Care, Health and Beauty Park in New Albany to support their needs. That’s why my office, along with Sen. Portman and Rep. Tiberi, have brought together local business and community leaders to help facilitate a dialogue with the USPS and we continue to advocate directly with the Postmaster General to address concerns and streamline distribution.”
“The New Albany Business Park is a huge driver of economic vitality for the region,” Portman said. “I’m hopeful that USPS will work to address the concerns raised by the city and businesses to better streamline the boundaries at this state-of-the-art industrial park so we can help these companies expand and continue to see economic growth.”
“I’m pleased to work with my colleagues Senators Brown and Portman along with officials in Pataskala, Johnstown, Gahanna, and New Albany, to streamline the zip code situation in Western Licking County. These changes will make it easier for businesses in Western Licking County to continue to grow, expand, and hire,” Tiberi said.
In June, the delegation brought together leaders from the City of New Albany, the New Albany Company, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, businesses located at the logistics park, and the USPS to address a draft boundary change proposal that will be submitted by local officials to the USPS.
The letter to the Postmaster General can be seen HERE.