Security Title Co., established in Salt Lake City in 1944, has merged with First American Title Insurance Co., established in California in 1889, to become First American Title Co. of Utah.

First American Title Co. of Utah will be one of the largest title companies in Utah with more than 80 employees and offices in Salt Lake City, Midvale, Murray, Ogden and Heber.Craig F. Thomson, Security Title Co. president, said his Utah customers will continue to receive the same service from the same personnel at the five existing locations. Offices of the merged company will be located at 330 E. Fourth South.

First American Title Insurance Co. has its national headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and is the third largest title insurance company in the United States, operating 4,500 branches, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, England and Mexico.