Archive for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hallmark moves work from Topeka to Asia

February 17, 2009


Hallmark Cards Inc. is moving a subsidiary’s card production from its Topeka Production Center to Asia to take advantage of cheaper paper costs.

No jobs are being lost, and the change is for a one-year project, representatives at Hallmark’s main office in Kansas City, Mo., said.

The decision affects the production of boxed cards for the subsidiary, DaySpring Cards. It will reduce the workload for about 55 employees in Topeka. They remain employed by Hallmark, with options to fill assignments elsewhere in the Topeka plant or in other Hallmark facilities, to work with pay on community projects, or to take paid or voluntary time off.

All Hallmark manufacturing and production capabilities in Topeka will remain. Individual DaySpring cards as well as Hallmark boxed cards, individual Hallmark cards, stationery products and envelopes will continue to be produced in Topeka.

The Topeka production center has 670 full-time employees.


Keith 7 years, 8 months ago

The Journal World finally catches up with it's back issues of the Topeka Capital Journal.

inklines 7 years, 8 months ago

When you go to the store, how often do you check the label to see where the product was made? Does it affect your decision to buy the product? Maybe the LJW could pose the questions in it's, " On The Street" column.

farmgal 7 years, 8 months ago

inklines (Anonymous) wrote: "When you go to the store, how often do you check the label to see where the product was made?"

All the time. If it's made in China, I almost always put it back on the shelf.

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