Westfield Insurance

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Westfield Insurance
Type Privately held
Industry Finance and insurance
Founded 1848
Headquarters Westfield Center, Ohio
Key people Bob Joyce, Executive Chair of Westfield Group
Jim Clay, CEO of Westfield Group
Ed Largent, President of Westfield Insurance
Revenue $1.4 billion USD (2010)
Employees 2,500
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Westfield Insurance, the primary subsidiary of Westfield Group, is a multi-line provider of business property and liability insurance, personal lines insurance (including auto, homeowner's and specialty), agribusiness insurance, and surety bonds.


Westfield began as Ohio Farmers Insurance Company in 1848, when a group of farmers joined forces to insure their properties.


Based in Westfield Center, Ohio, the company employs over 2,400 nationwide including 1,700 in their home office. It is the largest employer in Medina County. Westfield's products are distributed through a network of more than 1,200 independent insurance agents.


In addition to Westfield's home office, also located on the company grounds in Westfield Center are the Blair Center convention center, Westfield Bank, and a private hotel called Westfield Inn. The company also owns the Westfield Group Country Club, a 36-hole championship golf course that hosted the Junior PGA Championship until 2007.


The company sponsors several televised high school scholastic competitions, such as Brain Game, Academic Challenge, and Hometown High-Q.[1]

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