WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service awarded a $100-million contract for The new equipment will apply forwarding-address labels to mail for people mail-forwarding equipment to Centel Information Systems of Rockville, Md.
During the past year the Postal Service forwarded 3.2 billion pieces of who have moved.
mail, the agency reported, and each had a label applied by hand.
The new equipment, to be installed at 224 major postal centers, will automatically print a corrected address on the mail along with a bar code that can be read by machine. By speeding service and reducing manpower needs, the equipment is expected to save as much as $77 million a year.