Acuity to hire 150 employees in 2015

Special to The Freeman

Jan. 29, 2015

SHEBOYGAN — Due to strong and sustained business growth, Acuity announced Thursday that it plans to hire 150 employees this year. The new jobs will be created at the corporate headquarters in Sheboygan and throughout the 23 states in which it does business, according to the announcement.

Acuity is also working on a 240,000-square-foot addition to its corporate headquarters to accommodate expansion.

“We are increasing our staff not only to respond to our strong growth, but as an investment in our future,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity president and CEO, in a statement. “We need to be certain to have the people and resources in place to maintain our level of world-class service to a growing number of families, individuals and businesses.”

Acuity is the 62nd-largest property-casualty insurance company in the nation. In 2014, the insurer increased its revenue by nearly $120 million to reach $1.24 billion in written premium, a 10.6 percent gain over 2013, according to the company.

New positions will include processors and underwriters, software developers and technical support staff, business analysts, claims staff, customer service representatives and premium auditors.