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.