Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) Strengthens Tennessee Operations by Acquiring The Renewals of Summers & Associates, Inc., an MGA Operating Out of Dandridge TN

Oak Ridge, TN, July 30, 2010 --( AUI has entered into an agreement to purchase the renewal rights of Summers & Associates effective August 1st, 2010. Summers & Associates is a specialized MGA, serving Tennessee agents, and is owned and operated by Jim Summers. Jim after many years of service has decided to retire and was searching for a reliable and natural fit to continue meeting the needs of his agents, and AUI is excited to fill that requirement.

Agents can be assured that AUI is ready and able to meet the service needs for all business placed through Summers & Associates. While business and renewals will continue to be marketed as placed, agents will have every opportunity to remarket as needed through AUI’s extensive markets, programs, and underwriting expertise.

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is a full service MGA, providing independent agents a National wholesale outlet to multiple specialized markets for Workers' Compensation, Commercial Specialty, and Personal Lines of insurance. To learn more about Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. please visit .

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.
Garland Byrd
(865) 425-1005