Postal Addressing Standards > 3 Business Addressing Standards > 35 Address Data Element Compression Guidelines > 357 Business/Firm Name Compression
When compressing line #9, Business/Firm Name, do not alter the first and second words (leftmost), if possible, except when the first word is THE, which may be removed.
Line #9 — Business/Firm Name
Also remove repetitive words; however, standard business word abbreviations are preferred over word removal. The compression technique in this step should be applied only if standard abbreviations do not meet your business needs.