Bayer marks 150 years with traveling exhibit

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 07:29 PM

The German company Bayer marked its 150-year anniversary with a traveling exhibit focused on company products and services that is making a stop in the Research Triangle Park.

To see the traveling exhibit, elected officials, media, and others were invited on Tuesday to the North American headquarters of Bayer CropScience, a subsidiary of the German company that makes agricultural products such as insecticides, herbicides as well as genetically determined traits for crops.

The theme of the exhibit is “Bayer: Science for a Better Life,” according to a news release. It’s focused on business areas of the company in health care, agriculture, and materials.

"Many people are only indirectly familiar with the services and products provided by Bayer,” said Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP, in a news release. “The exhibits on display are taken from real-life, tangible examples and intended to make clear how Bayer, through research and innovative products, helps improve the lives of millions of people around the world.” 

The exhibit opened in Germany in February. It is not open to the public. Company employees were expected to be allowed to bring family members to see it today.