The 2009 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Oldest Companies

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Hanover Fire & Casualty Insurance, Founded 1843

Rank: No. 2,061
Location: Conshohocken, PA
Revenue: $4.7 million

The oldest company on this year’s list, Hanover Fire & Casualty Insurance has always been involved in insuring urban risks. In the mid-1800s when the company was founded, many buildings had wood structures and fires were abundant. Today, the company prides itself on providing coverage to lower-middle income households and those who may have difficulty getting coverage from a bigger insurance carrier.