Celebrating 125 Years of Protecting America's Wood Industry
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual (PLM) is proud to be the oldest and largest mutual insurance company dedicated to the wood products and building materials industries. In our 125th year, we honor the principles of being a mutual insurer and celebrate our valued policyholders, broker partners, and dedicated employees. Looking back on the 125 years that have shaped our company and culture, we see our core mission has never changed and continues to be at the heart of our success: Providing specialized coverages to fit the unique needs of this industry and helping our policyholders better manage their everyday risk to ensure their businesses continue to flourish.
Whether in our home office in Philadelphia or in our homes, PLM stays strong to be the support you need when you need it. To celebrate our 125th year, our employees took photographs of where they are, working when you need them, during a pandemic or not.
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From our founding 125 years ago to today, PLM continues to serve the wood products and building material industries based on our guiding principles. While other companies have come and gone, we have maintained our commitment to provide our customers a stable marketplace, industry-specific resources and quality products and services.
As a mutual company, we are focused on our policyholders – not shareholders. We place their needs at the forefront of our company’s operations, each and every day.
PLM is the leading insurance provider for the wood industry with 125 years of experience in the niche. From our business development and loss control representatives to our claims and underwriting staff, our highly skilled workforce has a wealth of expertise in the wood and insurance industries.
This standard of excellence is achieved by continuous investment in our people through formal professional development plans in general business, insurance and industry education.
PLM goes beyond the insurance policy with an emphasis on preventing and reducing losses so our customers can focus on their operations. By understanding the industries we serve and the insurance outlook, we adapt and improve our products and services to best fit our insureds’ needs.
We continually look for cutting-edge, industry-specific risk management tools and new coverages — such as EPLI and Cyber Security — to better serve the evolving needs of our customers’ businesses and operations.
PLM is proud to promote a culture of giving through the generosity of our employees. PLM and its staff demonstrate our commitment and care for the communities in which we live through volunteer opportunities and the cornerstone of our giving program, our yearly United Way campaign. We recognize that when we give back to our communities, we make them stronger places to work, live and thrive.
PLM is a stable figure within the niche, ever present and active in protecting our customers in the lumber, woodworking and building material industries. Our wood industry expertise, financial stability, and quality products and services are why business owners and insurance brokers have trusted PLM with their businesses, year after year, for 125 years. PLM is “Sturdy as the Oak” and expects to continue serving the wood industry for another 125 years.
We are proud to uphold our history of serving our customers, partners and organizations that seek to educate, evolve, and revolutionize the wood industry.
Our employees are also proud to work for an organization that is committed, leading, innovative, caring and enduring. PLM was recognized as a 2018 Top Insurance Workplace by Insurance Business America and a Top Workplace by The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2019 and 2020.
Insurance brokers who partner with PLM can self-serve clients through the PLM Producer Portal. Download client policies, endorsements, loss runs, invoices, commission statements and more. Producer Portal Login
PLM operates on an open brokerage basis meaning that we do not appoint our producers or have premium or volume commitments. We work with any broker that chooses to pursue a piece of wood business whether it be one account or 100 accounts.
Request a producer kit and receive an informational guide to doing business with PLM, from submission requirements to our appetite guide.
If your company manufactures or distributes wood or wood products, please contact us, request a quote online, or ask your insurance broker for a PLM quote. Protect your business with insurance that stands the test of time. Locate a Rep