First American Title Acquires Oregon-Based Northwest Title
August 17, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.
First American Title Insurance Company today announced that it has acquired Northwest Title Company of
Approximately 20 former Northwest Title employees have joined First American as a result of the acquisition, including Northwest Title’s founder and owner Finis Carter. Carter established the company in 1974 and has worked exclusively with First American in an agent-underwriter relationship since 1976. Through his leadership, Northwest Title developed into the premier title company in
“Northwest Title is an excellent addition to our direct operations in
Northwest Title will continue to operate under the Northwest Title name and from its McMinnville location for the foreseeable future. Jan Winder, former manager of escrow operations for Northwest Title, has been named vice president and
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through nearly 1,500 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in