BASF Donates $1,000 to Penrickton Center for Blind Children

BASF Wyandotte donates to Penrickton Center for Blind Children, located in Taylor, Michigan.

Wyandotte, MI, October 27, 2012 --( BASF recently presented $1,000 donation to Penrickton Center for Blind Children, located in Taylor, Michigan. Penrickton is a non-profit residential and day care agency serving blind, multi-disabled children ages one through 12.

“Teaming up with Penrickton is about helping to make our community better,” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager – Midwest Hub for BASF in North America. "The Center has enriched the lives of many families in our community through the outstanding services it provides.”

"We appreciate BASF's generous donation and continued support,” said Kurt Sebaly, Executive Director for Penrickton Center for Blind Children. “Since the Center's only means of funding stems from charitable donations and fundraisers, the donation from BASF helps us provide vital services to the children and their families.”

BASF’s Wyandotte site spans more than 2,100 acres and hosts multiple business groups, functions and manufacturing plants that produce a variety of urethane and specialty plastics products. The site employs about 1,200 full-time and contract employees.

BASF – The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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