Assurant Specialty Property expands, creates 75 new jobs

DULUTH - Assurant Specialty Property, provider of creditor-placed homeowners insurance, auto collateral protection insurance and related services, has announced plans to establish a second service center in Duluth.

The newly acquired 70,000 facility will be used to accommodate the company's growing auto collateral protection insurance business and vehicle title tracking operations. Approximately 150 jobs, 75 new to Gwinnett, will move into the new center during the first quarter of 2009. The new center will have the capacity to accommodate up to 650 employees.

"Our forecasts for the businesses supported by the Duluth center are for continued growth," said Gary Turner, senior vice president for operations and customer service. "The Breckinridge facility will enable us to accommodate that growth in a more orderly fashion."

The new center will be located in a former call center at 2975 Breckinridge Blvd.

Assurant Specialty Property has signed a seven-year lease for the 70,000-square-foot facility with landlord Magnolia Norcross LLC. The site includes parking for about 700 vehicles.

Assurant Specialty Property's other Duluth service center has operated at 2405 Commerce Ave. since 1999.