Mandan News

Changes made to Railway Credit Union

Railway Credit Union in Mandan, which recently completed an $800,000 renovation. Brian L. Gray photo

Railway Credit Union in Mandan, which recently completed an $800,000 renovation. Brian L. Gray photo

 

By Brian L. Gray

Changes continue along downtown Mandan, and as you might have noticed, one of those changes included the installation of a clock tower.

Railway Credit Union, at 1006 E. Main St., recently underwent an $800,000 renovation to its Mandan building. Among those renovations included an exterior remodel with the addition of a storefront clock tower, the addition of square footage, a repair of its foundation and basement and a heritage court.

Other additions includes a staff locker room, staff lounge, additional staff offices and a state-of-the-art training center and boardroom.

The changes to the building included making the building more modern and green, said Paul Brucker, president of Railway Credit Union. “We made the office very energy efficient with extra insulation on the north side of the building, a new efficient heating and cooling system, and added new LED lighting.”

The clock tower, Brucker said, was added to enhance the image of the credit union and its community. The clock is an atomic clock that never needs to be reset after being initially turned on.

The addition the Heritage Court inside the building features some old artifacts from the credit union, in addition to some local history from the railroad, “as well as some pictures of our staff, members and volunteers,” Brucker said.

The renovations began in July after the credit union’s co-tenant in the building, Ideal Image Dentistry, moved out of its location. The credit union decided to occupy the entire building, which led to the major renovation.

Brucker said the credit union has grown significantly from its early days of operation in the railyard in volume of business and number of employees, and added space will allow the business to continue to grow and create additional jobs.

A look at the old view of the credit union. Submitted photo

A look at the old view of the credit union. Submitted photo