SOURCE: Farmers Insurance
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) - Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® will launch an eight-city Farmers Mobile Catastrophe Claims (MCC) Bus tour on September 24 to celebrate Farmers' expansion into the Eastern U.S.
"The MCC will visit Farmers AgencyPoint Offices (new Farmers expansion centers) in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Cherry Hill and Parsipanny, New Jersey," stated Dan Schrock, Farmers Head of Eastern Expansion. "We will then stop at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA; A.M. Best Company in Oldwick, New Jersey; a Farmers call center in Vestal, New York; and conclude the tour in Ithaca, New York," Shrock said.
"In addition, our MCC will cook up an appreciation lunch for the fire departments of Philadelphia, PA, Cherry Hill and Fort Lee, New Jersey," Schrock continued. "The touring MCC is one of three of our one-of-a-kind buses. The goal for this tour is to demonstrate the capabilities of Farmers Insurance when catastrophes strike. Being ready for a natural disaster is the best way to quickly recover from one."
The Farmers MCC vehicles are 46 feet long and 13 feet wide and have state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment, plus food, supplies, water, cold and hot drinks for everyone. Once deployed, an MCC has the capability of handling more than 70 customer claims per hour during and following a disaster anywhere in the country. The generators on board can provide power to a small hospital or evacuation center, or help with satellite communications should police or fire command center satellites go down.
MEDIA IS INVITED TO ATTEND ALL STOPS ON TOUR:
September 24 - Pittsburgh, Farmers AgencyPoint
2000 Park Lane Dr.Suite 350, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
September 26 - Wilmington, DE, 21st Century Insurance Headquarters
3 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE
September 27 - Harrisburg, PA Capitol Building, North 3rd and State Street
September 28 - King of Prussia Farmers AgencyPoint
1,000 Continental Dr, King of Prussia 19406
September 29 - Philadelphia Fire Department, Training Facility, Philadelphia
October 1 - Cherry Hill Farmers AgencyPoint -- 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
921 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002
Cherry Hill Fire Dept., 1100 Marlkress Rd. Cherry Hill, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 2 - Ambest Rd., Oldwick, New Jersey
October 3 - Parsippany, New Jersey, Farmers AgencyPoint
300 Interpace Parkway, Morris Corporate Center I, Bldg B 400 07054
October 4 - Fort Lee, New Jersey Fire Dept. 309 Main St. 07024
October 5 - Morning at 4700 Vestal Parkway, Vestal, New York. 21st Century Insurance
Evening, Ithaca, New York City Hall, 108 E. Green Street (Farmers Secure Cities plaque presentation to Mayor and City Council).
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.