America's First Federal Credit Union
America's First Federal Credit Union is a non-profit community credit union based in Birmingham. It was founded in 1936 as the Iron and Steel Worker's Credit Union. Since then it has grown to a full-service financial institution with more than 153,000 members, nearly $1.5 billion in assets and 19 branch locations.
The Credit Union was established by nineteen workers at U.S. Steel's Ensley Works in July 1936, and initially was operated out of a cigar box. In 1946 the growing institution moved into the vacant Bank of Alabama Building at 1724 Avenue E Ensley.
The company's distinctive headquarters building at 1200 4th Avenue North was once well-known for its bright orange color. It has since been re-clad in warm gray. A four-story extension was added to the building in 2018.
It received a community charter from the National Credit Union Administration in 2005.
- 1918 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adamsville/Forestdale
- Plaza 200, South Quintard Avenue, Anniston
- 2131 19th Street North, Bessemer
- 1200 4th Avenue North, Birmingham
- 300 4th Avenue SW, Cullman
- 1819 20th Street, Ensley
- 1039 Mount Olive Road, Gardendale
- 3312 Old Columbiana Road, Hoover
- 3052 Allison Bonnett Drive, Hueytown
- 2 Inverness Center Parkway, Inverness
- 110 Frankfurt Circle, Lakeshore
- 7318 Parkway Drive, Leeds
- 1050 Montlimar Avenue, Mobile
- 3129 U. S. Highway 31, Pelham
- 724 Crow Drive, Roebuck
- 801 North Street E, Talladega
- 3355 Vanderbilt Road, Tarrant
- 1910 Gadsden Highway, Trussville
- 1112 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills
- Seale, Michael (June 1, 2017) "America's First expanding headquarters downtown" Birmingham Business Journal