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    ECU Breaks Ground in Allandale

    August 01, 2018


    KINGSPORT - Eastman Credit Union (ECU) conducted a ceremonial ground breaking on Wednesday, August 1st in celebration of a new branch on the corner of West Stone Drive and Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport.  During the ceremony, local officials, along with ECU staff, turned soil to officially mark the start of construction on the new facility.

    “The Mount Carmel Branch has always been one of our busiest branches, and we’re glad to add this convenient location for both Kingsport and Hawkins County residents,” said ECU CEO and president, Olan O. Jones, Jr. 

    Currently serving over 50,000 members in Kingsport, Mount Carmel, and Church Hill, ECU saw the importance of adding an additional location in the eastern Hawkins County/western Kingsport City area. 

    “Our members have patiently waited for an additional facility in this area.  This branch will be a full service branch with easy access from both Stone Drive and Netherland Inn Road,” added Jones.

    With an anticipated opening by January 2019 and a convenient location in the new West Park development, members will enjoy ECU’s full-service offerings, including teller services, deposit account services, consumer lending, and mortgage lending.  The new branch will also feature a night depository, drive-thru tellers, a drive-thru ATM, and safe deposit boxes.

    Eastman Credit Union has been steadfast at members’ sides for almost 84 years helping them build strong financial foundations. Because ECU is a not-for-profit financial institution, profits earned by ECU are returned to members through lower loan rates, better products, fewer fees, and consistently competitive deposit rates.  Since 1998, ECU has given back a total of over $105 million to members in the form of an Extraordinary Dividend, which members received for doing business at ECU.


    About Eastman Credit Union

    ECU is one of the largest credit unions in the country with more than $4.3 billion in assets. ECU is a not-for-profit, financial service cooperative serving more than 210,000 members at 25 locations. Credit Union members have access to more than 55,000 free ATMs nationwide and a wide range of financial services, including free checking and free online banking.  For additional information about ECU, visit www.ecu.org or call 800.999.2328. 

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