GPO's Pueblo Distribution Center Celebrates 45 Years Of Service

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) Public Documents Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colorado celebrates its 45th anniversary today. The facility opened its doors on October 11, 1971. GPO employees at the Pueblo facility work with the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Citizen Information Center to process and distribute orders for consumer publications. Since 1971, more than 1.2 billion publications have been distributed from the Pueblo facility worldwide. Today, more than 300 publications processed and distributed by the facility are available digitally: The center has a reputation for excellent customer service and consistently scores high on customer satisfaction surveys.

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed an act of the 111th Congress to rename the center after the late Congressman Frank Evans, who led the effort to establish the distribution center in Pueblo.

“I want to congratulate our employees in Pueblo on a milestone of excellent customer service to our country,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “The Pueblo distribution center is an example of the services GPO offers to Federal agencies to help with their distribution, publishing and printing needs.”

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit

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