Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said that the United States Postal Service was going to add 45 extra facilities to handle more packages ahead of the holiday season, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
The extra facilities, which will be used primarily for additional shipping volume and package overflow, is a part of a larger effort by the delivery service to avoid delays that occurred last year during the holiday season.
“We’re going to kill it,” DeJoy told the newspaper.
Other initiatives that the Postal Service is taking include adding 40,000 seasonal workers and more than 100 package sorting machines.
DeJoy told the Journal that a package volume forecast was crafted in February, giving officials enough time to use it as a road map later in the year. He said that in comparison, last year that forecast was delayed as late as October.