BRIEF-Hallmark consolidates Kansas manufacturing

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Hallmark

* Hallmark consolidates Kansas manufacturing

* Hallmark cards-greeting card and envelope production to move from Topeka

center to its manufacturing facility in Lawrence

* Hallmark cards - currently there are approximately 1,300 employees at

hallmark's three Kansas facilities

* Hallmark cards inc-about 1,000 positions will be needed between Lawrence and

leavenworth plants once the transition is complete

* Hallmark cards- none of the work currently done in Kansas is being moved out

of Kansas as a result of this consolidation

* Hallmark cards- as a result of this move, the Topeka production center will

close by the end of 2013

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