USPS Picks Lockheed Martin for New Systems

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Lockheed Martin was awarded two contracts totaling nearly $24 million by the U.S. Postal Service to produce additional systems that automatically process mail containers and help achieve cost savings in dispatch operations, the Bethesda, MD, company said yesterday.


Under a $19.8 million contract, Lockheed Martin will produce 90 Automatic Tray Sleever systems, adding to 125 units already deployed at USPS processing and distribution centers nationwide.


An ATS machine automates the manual task of taking managed mail, small managed mail, extended managed mail and small extended managed mail trays from processing operations and sliding the trays into a collapsible sleeve for protection during transport. The original systems were deployed in 2000.


Under a $3.95 million contract, Lockheed Martin will produce 50 Automatic Flats Tray Lidder systems. These systems automatically place lids on trays used to transport mail such as newspapers, magazines, large business envelopes, direct mail catalogs and advertising literature. Lockheed Martin built 120 AFTL machines under a contract awarded in April 2003.


Work on both contracts begins in spring 2005.


Melissa Campanelli covers postal issues for DM News.com. To keep up with the latest postal news subscribe to our free e-mail newsletter DM News Daily by visiting http://www.dmnews.com/cgi-bin/newslettersub.cgi


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