United Federal Credit Union breaks ground in St. Joseph

United Federal Credit Union broke ground June 13 on a new branch on the corner of South State Street and Midway in St. Joseph, Michigan. The existing branch will be replaced by a new building. It will go on the same property and the corporate headquarters will be expanded and improved to house UFCU’s growing workforce.

The two-story, 9,600 square-foot branch will house 25 employees and cost approximately $3 million. The building project is expected to be completed in February 2015.

The groundbreaking was expected to draw a number of local officials and include comments from United Federal Credit Union President and CEO Gary Easterling, Director and Chairman of the Board at United Federal Credit Union J.B. Hoyt and officials from Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce.

The Redmond Company of Waukesha, Wisconsin will manage the construction project.

The credit union also opened in the fall of 2013 a new, state-of-the-art employee training center in St. Joseph. It took an unused, former branch location and invested $750,000 to create the newly renovated educational facility, which held its first training class on Sept. 9.

United Federal Credit Union has served members since 1949 and has more than 120,000 members worldwide. It manages assets in excess of $1.57 billion. In addition to its nine branches in southwest Michigan, UFCU serves members through locations in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Source; Sandie Lieberg, United Federal Credit Union
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