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Hastings in Barry County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

 
 
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1985
1. Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Marker
Inscription. On April 5, 1885, the Michigan Mutual Tornado, Cyclone, and Windstorm Insurance Company became the first mutual windstorm company incorporated by the state of Michigan. Starting in a one-room office above Grant's store, the company occupied and outgrew five sites in Hastings. Locally the firm was called the Windstorm Company, while out of town it was known as the Hastings Company. In 1920, its name was formally changed to the Michigan Mutual Windstorm Insurance Company. On January 15, 1959, the company became a general mutual, taking the name Hastings Mutual Insurance Company. Over the years, the firm has expanded to write policies for commercial, home, and farm property, workers compensation, automobile, and marine insurance.
 
Erected 1984. (Marker Number S561C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.633′ N, 85° 16.977′ W. Marker is in Hastings, Michigan, in Barry County. Marker is on East Woodlawn Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 E. Woodlawn Ave, Hastings MI 49058, United States of America.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jennifer Rhoades, July 22, 2010
2. Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Historical Marker
Photo of Historical marker from July 2010.
Hastings Mutual Historic Marker Unveiling Ceremony image. Click for full size.
circa 1985
3. Hastings Mutual Historic Marker Unveiling Ceremony
Charlie Johnston (Hastings Mutual's CEO 1985 - 1998) addresses the crowd as part of the unveiling cememony.
Hastings Mutual Historic Marker Unveiling Ceremony image. Click for full size.
circa 1985
4. Hastings Mutual Historic Marker Unveiling Ceremony
Ceremony unveiling the Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Historic Marker.
Hastings Mutual Historic Marker (building in background) image. Click for full size.
By Jennifer Rhoades, July 22, 2010
5. Hastings Mutual Historic Marker (building in background)
Taken in July 2010 with current home office building in the background.
 
 
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