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Article published January 30, 2013
NexTier acquires insurance agency
NexTier Insurance Services on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Armstrong Insurance Associates in Kittanning, which is retroactively effective to Dec. 31. Alan Bowser and John Armitage, former owners of the Kittanning agency, will work with NexTier as independent agents. NexTier Insurance Services, a subsidiary of NexTier Inc., is a full-service agency that provides insurance products and services to individuals and businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania. “Armstrong Insurance Associates has been a part of the Kittanning community for over 30 years, and we are pleased that Alan and John will continue working with us. The combination of their history and our breadth of services will benefit customers,” Rick Putnam, president of NexTier Insurance, said in a news release. NexTier Inc. has assets of $500 million and serves the Western Pennsylvania region with corporate offices in Butler and Wexford. NexTier Inc. includes NexTier Bank, NexTier Insurance Services and NexTier Wealth Management. NexTier Bank has 15 community offices throughout northern Allegheny, Butler and Armstrong counties.