KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 20, 2020) – The health and safety of Hallmark employees remains a top priority. In response to COVID-19, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, Hallmark Cards, Inc. is temporarily closing its manufacturing plants in Lawrence, Kan., which makes greeting cards, Leavenworth, Kan., which makes gift wrap, Center, Tex. and Metamora, Ill., both of which make store fixtures and displays.
The distribution center in Liberty, Mo., which ships Hallmark products across North America will remain open with a reduced staff schedule and will continue to implement enhanced cleaning protocols, and social distancing strategies.
During this time, employees will receive either two week’s pay or an additional two weeks of personal time off (PTO).
The Hallmark COVID-19 task force is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation and utilizing guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local public health and emergency response agencies.
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing 27,000 worldwide, the approximately $3.5 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. The Hallmark Global business sells greeting cards, gift wrap and related products in more than 30 languages with distribution in nearly 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including a network of company-owned and independently-owned Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, a leading publisher of uplifting eBooks, audiobooks, and print editions, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters. For more information, visit Hallmark.com. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube.