WEIRTON – Members of the Tin Mill Employees Federal Credit Union voted to merge with First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union.
The merger became effective when business closed on Tuesday, according to an announcement made Wednesday afternoon by officials at the First Choice credit union.
Tin Mill Employees Federal Credit Union was a member-owned and operated credit union since 1953.
The transaction strengthens the credit union’s position as the largest locally owned and operated community financial institution in the Ohio Valley, said Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO of First Choice.
“We look forward to welcoming the members of Tin Mill into our family of credit unions,” said Winwood. âBoth credit unions take great pride in their long and rich history of serving the financial needs of their members and the communities in which we live and operate. There are synergies with this merger that will add value to the members of both credit unions. “
Winwood said the 1,200 members of Tin Mill will enjoy many benefits with the merger, such as a more complete range of financial products and services; greater convenience with eight Ohio Valley offices with an extended lobby and hours of drive-thru; 10 free ATMs plus 30,000 additional ATMs at no additional cost via the Alliance One and Money Pass networks; and 24/7 access through online and mobile banking.
First Choice America was founded in 1939 and serves over 36,500 members with two offices in Weirton, three in Wheeling, and one in Chester, Steubenville and Wintersville.