Central Insurance Companies Company History Timeline

1876
Located in Van Wert, Ohio, this small company, which was to eventually become the Central Insurance Companies, was formally incorporated on April 17, 1876, with the signing of the charter by the Ohio Secretary of State.
The first agency, Purmort Brothers Insurance Agency, was appointed in 1876.
1883
Central's operation soon stretched far beyond Van Wert, first to a statewide organization, then interstate beginning in 1883.
1890
Through the 1890's and into the 20th century the momentum of growth continued.
1901
By the time of Central s 25th anniversary in 1901, Central Manufacturers' Mutual was operating in six states and had over a half million dollars in total assets.
1926
By 1926, the company had surpassed assets of 3 million.
1929
The years of the mid-to-late 20's were successful for Central, mirroring the prosperity of the country, but by mid-November 1929, the country was in the beginning of ten years of depression.
1940
In 1940, Boston was added as a branch office.
1961
Central's companion stock company All America Insurance Company was established in April 1961 as an answer to the competitive pressures created by companies deviating from manual rates.
Founded
1876
Company Founded
Headquarters
Van Wert, OH
Company Headquarter

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