THE ABM STORY
Allied Building Material Agency (ABM for short) was incorporated in 1935 as a brokerage affiliated with Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company. Over the years, operation of the agency had waned. When PLM acquired ILM in 2013, ABM was a part of the deal, but continued to lie dormant, until now…
ABM was reactivated, complete with licensing, in the latter months of 2019 and officially opened for business in January 2020, as a member company of the Pennsylvania Lumbermens Group. Today, we operate as a wholesale brokerage and program business placement specialists in the wood products niche. Activation of ABM will allow us to work with PLM Underwriters and Business Development staff to round new and existing PLM accounts, by placing workers’ compensation, Property, Casualty, Fleet & Umbrella exposures, among others, with carriers with whom PLM/ABM shares a similar ethos and equal commitment to the wood industry, its business owners, and their employees.
Though we are a brokerage, we are and will remain a proud part of the PLM Group. We have fully committed to service of the wood niche and cultivating the relationships with our existing and future retail broker partners. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that our insureds have the best insurance program in place to make them whole in the event of a loss. Through ABM, we are able to offer new options, new services, and new possibilities. We can’t wait to share them with you.