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Credit union starts work on new Ludowici branch
1209 ACU Groundbreaking
Credit union board members, staffers and dignitaries break ground for the new office. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Altamaha Federal Credit Union broke ground  Friday for its Ludowici office on Highway 84..
At 11 a.m., Ludowici branch manager Christy Wingate welcomed the crowd and recognized guests. Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren, Long County Commissioner Cliff DeLoach, Jesup Chamber of Commerce President John Riddle, Long County Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters and BoE member Dempsey Golden all attended.
Altamaha Credit Union board member Harold Spires addressed the group and provided history.
“People today don’t realize that credit unions were created to help regular people years ago. The bank primarily worked with businesses and didn’t always want to help individuals,” Spires said. “So farmers and small businesses created credit unions to help each other and help people.”
ACU board member Tommy Howard has high expectations for the new office.
“I’m real excited about this,” he said. “It’s going to be bigger than the current office over here, and is going to make things better for the customers. Our credit union has always been family oriented and it always will be.”
According to Wingate, the new, larger office will offer a drive-through and focus on customer service. She hopes it will provide more jobs for Ludowici.
The branch manager said the new office will be around 5,000 square feet and will be built by Colonial Properties, which is owned by Tommy Causey and Tony Martin, who are based in Darien.  Causey said the project should be finished in about six months.
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