Goldenwest hold ribbon cutting for operations center

OGDEN, UT (December 30, 2015)Goldenwest Credit Union celebrated the opening of its new Operations Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony held December 23, 2015. More than 150 people attended the event, including credit union board volunteers and employees, Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce officials, and dignitaries from Weber County, Washington Terrace City and Utah State University. Goldenwest worked with Bott Pantone Architects and Stacey Enterprises Inc for the design and construction of the facility located at 5167 South Adams Avenue in Washington Terrace City.

The 25,000 square foot Operations Center will become the primary workspace for up to 200 employees in support departments including information technology, accounting, operations, facilities, and call center services. In addition, the building is designed with a state-of-the-art training facility for credit union staff. The Goldenwest Corporate Office, located about one block north at 5025 South Adams Avenue in South Ogden, will continue to house the credit union’s member-facing platforms including a retail branch, mortgage lending, commercial services, and insurance.

“The Operation Center stands as a symbol of our mission to preserve and grow Goldenwest Credit Union for generations to come,” said Kerry H. Wahlen, Goldenwest President/CEO. “We are confident the new workspace will have a positive impact on our ability to collaborate more efficiently across many credit union functions, while providing premium office space for our employees.”

In the year 2000, Goldenwest moved their corporate headquarters from downtown Ogden to a new building on Adams Avenue in South Ogden. In the past 15 years, Goldenwest’s assets have grown six-times in size to $1.2 billion. In addition, both membership numbers and branch locations have quadrupled during the same time period. The Credit Union’s high rate of growth, combined with the advances in technology within the financial services industry, resulted in the Goldenwest board of directors and administrative team expanding the corporate campus with the new operations center.

“Our highest priority continues to provide excellent member service and financial products at competitive rates,” stated Bill Hart, Goldenwest Chairman of the Board. “Giving our employees the resources they need to help our members achieve their financial goals is an important part of our plan for success as a credit union.”

During the grand opening event Wahlen announced USU Credit Union, a division of Goldenwest, has committed $2 million to the Utah State University football stadium renovation. Wahlen stated the donation is indicative of the Credit Union’s commitment to its investments in Cache Valley and Utah State.

Robert Behunin, Vice President for Advancement at Utah State, spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony and thanked the Credit Union Board of Directors and Administration for their ongoing support of the University.

“We are delighted to partner with the Credit Union on a noteworthy project that will have a significant impact on students, alumni and visitors to campus,” added Behunin.

The stadium gift comes in addition to USU Credit Union’s previous commitment of just over $3 million to construct a new University Welcome Center which is currently underway.

About Goldenwest Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1936, the Ogden-based Credit Union currently holds $1.2 billion in assets, serves more than 112,000 members and operates 28 branches with offices in Cache, Box Elder, Weber, Morgan, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Washington Counties. Goldenwest is a leading provider of consumer loans, commercial loans, mortgages, insurance, free checking services and deposit products throughout Utah.


Diana Windley
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

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