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History

1st_BuildingIn 1949, United Federal Credit Union was founded by five employees at the Whirlpool manufacturing plant in St. Joseph, MI. A part-time volunteer staff ran the credit union from a cash box in the personnel office. From those humble beginnings, the credit union has grown to 22 branches in six states, $1.8 billion in assets, and over 130,000 members.

1949 Founded as Nineteen Hundred Employees Federal Credit Union.
1950 Became Whirlpool Employees Federal Credit Union.
1958 Assets of $2 million.
1962 Moved out of the Whirlpool plant into our first branch. Assets of $4.5 million.
1978 Branch expands to new location at 2900 S. State St. in St. Joseph, MI. Assets of 30.2 million.
1987 Name changes to Whirlpool Community Federal Credit Union.
1991 Name changes to First Resource Federal Credit Union.
1992 Land purchased for new headquarters to open in 1993. Assets of $140 million.
2006 United Federal Credit Union merges with First Resource Federal Credit Union. United Federal Credit Union is retained as the name of the new institution.
2009 United Federal Credit Union acquires Clearstar Financial Credit Union in Reno, NV.
2010 Assets of $1.2 billion and 100,000 members.
2011 United Federal Credit Union acquires Griffith Savings Bank, Griffith, IN.
2012 Assets grow to over $1.5 billion.
2013 NAFCU-Award-Logo_V3Named Michigan Credit Union League Outstanding Credit Union of the Year 2013 and National Federal Credit Union of the Year 2013 by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.