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Hallmark’s surplus equipment will be sold

Updated: 2013-08-01T21:29:08Z

Online bidding will begin Aug. 12 for manufacturing and handling equipment no longer used by Hallmark Cards Inc. at its plants in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City.

The company has engaged Liquidity Services Inc. to auction Hallmark’s “surplus assets,” which include printing, embossing, packaging and machine shop equipment.

About 300 items will be put up for bid at Expected bidders include printing businesses and those in the paper packaging industry.

Hallmark is closing its Topeka plant this year.

| Diane Stafford,

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