Bayer to shut down Pennsylvania plant, eliminate 600 jobs

Bayer will close its campus in Robinson, Pa.,  affecting more than 600 jobs, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Robinson campus handled administration of  Bayer's operations in North America and some product development.

The closure is a result of a companywide consolidation plan, which includes eliminating 12,000 jobs worldwide. The decision to consolidate comes after the drugmaker's $63 billion acquisition of seed maker Monsanto last year.

"In the U.S., we are beginning to implement this by consolidating administrative functions," Bayer told The Post-Gazette.

The decision will affect 569 company employees and 96 contractors. Bayer has contacted affected employees.

The closure will take place over two years.

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