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93% OF FIRST-CLASS MAIL DELIVERED ON TIME IN S.L.

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A record-tying 93 percent of overnight first-class mail was delivered on time between March and May in the Salt Lake area.

The accounting firm Price Waterhouse says that is one point higher than the previous quarter and equals the all-time high for Salt Lake City set at this time last year.The Salt Lake score is three points higher than the record-breaking U.S. Postal Service national average of 90 percent.

"The high score is a real tribute to all the hard working postal employees in the Salt Lake City area," said Stephen L. Johnson, Salt Lake district manager, who is responsible for delivery and retail operations at all Utah post offices.

Sam Ruden, Salt Lake mail processing and distribution center manager, says he believes records will continue to improve.