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Bayer Corp. charges up Robinson campus

| Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Bayer Corp. opened a charging station for employees' electric vehicles at its headquarters in Robinson on Wednesday as part of the company's commitment to the environment and efficient use of natural resources.

"The installation of the (electric vehicle) charging station is part of the company's global commitment to sustainability," said Dan Santmyer, director of operations. The new facility also gives workers a change to "reduce their personal (carbon) footprint on the environment."

The station is available for free to all 1,500 Bayer employees based in Robinson, as well as their guests. But it is not open to the public. Spokeswoman Katie Kirkpatrick could not say how many workers have such vehicles.

The station is one of 45 being installed along Interstate 376 as part of the state Department of Environmental Protection's "Energy Corridor 376" project. Giant Eagle, for instance, has plug-in stations in Robinson, Pine and Monroeville.

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