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Corning Credit Union Breaks Ground at Regional Headquarters


Corning Credit Union broke ground on its regional headquarters building on Wednesday, May 16.


Participants in CCU's groundbreaking shovel line are left to right: Dave Sweyer, CCU Board Member; L. Mark Loudermilk, AIA, Senior Associate, Becker Morgan Group, Inc.; Gary Grinnell, CCU President and CEO; Ken Dull, P.E., President, McKinley Building Corporation; and Margaret Haynes, Mayor Pro-tem.

Corning Credit Union (CCU) broke ground on the site of its new regional headquarters on 17th Street Extension in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 16.

The 43,000 square foot building will replace the existing CCU branch in Fulton Station and will house a full array of member service departments on the first floor including deposit accounts, wealth management, and consumer, business, and mortgage lending. Support offices will be located on the second and third floors. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and is expected to take approximately one year to complete.

"Our credit union has grown substantially in the last 10 years and the Wilmington community has been the primary driver of that growth," said Gary Grinnell, President and CEO. "We are grateful for the support of the community and we are excited to make this significant investment. Our new regional headquarters will serve our more than 23,000 members who live and work in the Cape Fear region. In addition, it will position us for additional growth and give us the capability to add over 100 jobs over the next 5 to 10 years."

Becker Morgan Group is the architect and McKinley Building Corporation has been selected as the general contractor for the project.

CCU currently operates four branches in the greater Wilmington area. In addition to the existing 17th Street Extension branch, locations include branches on Racine Drive in Wilmington, Market Street in Porters Neck, and Olde Regent Way in Leland.

Membership at CCU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the City of Wilmington, the Brunswick County area, and a portion of Pender County. Learn more here.