ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Bayer is closing its Robinson Township location, the company announced in a statement.
Employees at the facility were notified of the closure Tuesday morning.
The closure will happen over the course of two years and impact more than 500 employees and nearly 100 contractors.
"This is a very difficuly announcement. we understand this is a tough day for our community," spokesman Chris Loder said. "We will treat the employees with the dignity and respect they deserve."
Last year, Bayer acquired U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. In November 2018, Bayer announced that the company would cut 12,000 jobs globally by 2021.
"They have become a part of the fabric of our community here," said Chris Heck, president and CEO of the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce.
The company released a statement Tuesday morning:
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