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June 29, 2014

Credit union administration in new offices

PLATTSBURGH — A local financial institution deserves extra credit for its new operations center.

Dannemora Federal Credit Union President and CEO Randall Martin said employees are really pleased with the new facility on Tom Miller Road in the Town of Plattsburgh. 

“It’s just wonderful to have everybody (administration staff) in the same building,” he said. 

MATCHES BRANCH OFFICE

The building is located right behind the credit union’s branch at 342 Tom Miller Road and provides a nearly identical match in exterior appearance, including natural looking brown siding and stone pillars.

Prior to the new operations center, a number of staff were forced to share office space.

“We moved our Accounting Department from Dannemora,” Martin said. “That freed up space here.” 

Martin has a corner office on the first floor, which is also equipped for meetings and conference calls. They host monthly teleconferences and previously had to rent a site to hold those meetings.

All of the offices offer a bright interior and natural lighting thanks to numerous windows.

The 3,900 square feet on the first floor also includes space for the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief information officer, Risk and Compliance Department, controller, internal auditor, marketing specialist, management officer and Accounting Department. There is also an employee lounge with kitchen amenities, server room and mechanical room.

The second floor, at 2,900 square feet, is presently vacant but leaves plenty of room for future growth. One possibility would be to use part of that space for a board of directors meeting space.

Martin said they have about 43 employees. The credit union has other locations on New York Road in Plattsburgh as well as in Dannemora and Champlain. 

The general contractor was Pennsylvania-based PW Campbell, but local sub-contractors were used for as much of the work as possible. Work on the building started in September, continued throughout the winter, and staff were able to move in by the end of March.

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