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Jostens moving Topeka production work to Tenn.

Published on -5/15/2012, 6:40 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Memorabilia maker Jostens says 372 jobs will be affected when it moves all production work from its Topeka plant to Clarksville, Tenn., beginning in July.

The Minneapolis-based maker of yearbooks, class rings and similar products informed its Topeka workers of the decision Monday.

The Topeka plant mainly produces Jostens' line of memory books. Jostens says the 372 production jobs will be phased out.

The company plans to keep 87 employees in Topeka, mainly in customer service, art, marketing and technical support.

Jostens has been steadily cutting jobs and production in Topeka over the past several years.

Monday's announcement came one year after Jostens announced it was cutting 83 full-time and seasonal jobs in Topeka as production of diploma covers moved to a plant in Shelbyville, Tenn.

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