The members of Tin Mill Employees Federal Credit Union in Weirton, WV have voted to merge with First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union effective with the close of business on August 31, 2021. With assets of $20 million, Tin Mill has been a member-owned and operated Credit Union since 1953.
In making the announcement, First Choice America’s President & CEO, Scott E. Winwood, said the transaction strengthens our position as the Ohio Valley’s largest locally owned and operated community financial institution. He added, “We look forward to welcoming Tin Mill’s members into our Credit Union family. Both Credit Unions are very proud of their long, rich histories 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 memberships of both Credit Unions.”
Winwood said Tin Mill’s 1,200 members will realize many advantages with the merger such as: a more comprehensive array of financial products and services; greater convenience with eight strategically-located Ohio Valley offices with extended lobby and drive-thru hours; ten no-fee ATMs plus an additional 30,000 surcharge free ATMs through the Alliance One and Money Pass networks; and 24/7 access via our online and mobile banking.
Founded in 1939, First Choice America has assets in excess of $570 million, 82 employees, serving over 36,500 members with two offices in Weirton, three in Wheeling, one in Chester, Steubenville, and Wintersville; and is rated superior in terms of capital strength, asset quality, and management.