Westland Insurance Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Thunderbird Insurance Services, an independent insurance agency located in Port Alberni, BC. The trasanction is expected to close on March 31, 2010.

The company said that the transaction marks the continuation of its acquisition strategy of insurance agencies through out British Columbia.

Alan Anderson, president of Thunderbird Insurance Services, said: “We look at this acquisition as very positive for the staff and community. We see it as a great fit as well as a great opportunity for the community to benefit from the products, markets and value a company like Westland can bring.”

Jason Wubs, president and CEO of Westland Insurance, said: “I’m delighted to welcome the employees of Thunderbird Insurance Services to our firm. As a well-managed firm with highly qualified professionals and a reputation for excellent service, Thunderbird Insurance fits perfectly with the type of organization we have worked hard to build at Westland Insurance.”