TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Postal Service package processing plant in Ybor City expects to handle more holiday packages this year than ever before as deadlines approach.
About half a million packages will come through the Tampa facility every day between now and Christmas.
“To get everybody their packages by Christmas and under the trees — that’s our ultimate goal,” said Gregory Curtis, the USPS Ybor City processing and distribution center plant manager.
Before the boxes end up on your doorstep, they come in off the truck, into a metal crate then loaded into an automated system, which sorts through 6,000 to 10,000 pieces per hour.