Jeff Fettig and Gary Easterling
United Federal Credit Union continues to grow. It most recently celebrated the opening of its second corporate office building in Niles.
The credit union cut the ribbon on the Niles office on March 24 and had a celebration at the new flagship branch in St. Joseph on March. 25.
UFCU opened new branches in Nevada and Arkansas in recent weeks and branches in Arkansas and one in North Carolina will open in coming months.
President and CEO Gary Easterling says he is proud of the new facilities, though it is the effect the credit union has made on members’ lives that he finds most gratifying. Over the past three years, in Berrien County UFCU has helped place nembers in 485 new homes, helped them purchase approximately 7,800 new cars, and provided financing for 136 businesses.
"We have enhanced members lives in all of the six states where we are located,” Easterling says. “Although we have grown tremendously in recent years, we have never forgotten that our real purpose is to serve our members wherever they are and help them prosper.”
UFCU is headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan. It has more than 130,000 members worldwide, and manages assets in excess of $1.83 billion. It was formed through the merger in 2006 of credit unions started by employees of Whirlpool Corporation in St. Joseph and Clark Equipment Company in Buchanan. Since the merger, UFCU’s assets have doubled and membership has grown by 81 percent it is now the 100th largest federally- insured credit union in the nation based on assets.
Source: ?United Federal Credit Union