AltaOne's Chronological History
(OK - it's not Gone With the Wind, but we think it's a pretty interesting story)
The nine original members who opened the "desk drawer" credit union in 1947 could not have foreseen just how successful their creation would become. Our founders would be pleased that their sense of community spirit exists today throughout every aspect of AltaOne Federal Credit Union.
The credit union adds an ATM inside Tehachapi K-Mart, and an ATM inside Bakersfield Albertsons.
The Lake Isabella MSC is remodeled.
The credit union adds an ATM outside the Inyokern Market.
The Base MSC is remodeled.
The Bakersfield - River Walk location opens.
The Bakersfield - Ming location opens.
The Bishop location moves.
The Tehachapi location opens.
The California City location moves.
The Lone Pine location opens.
Addition of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
AltaOne introduced Business Loan Services.
The Corporate headquarters in Ridgecrest is expanded.
AltaOne adds an ATM at Albertsons South in Ridgecrest.
AltaOne forms AltaOne Financial Services, LLC, a subsidiary of the Credit Union.
Bishop location opens.
The credit union is dubbed AltaOne Federal Credit Union, which represents the broad community of Kern, Inyo, Mono and Northern San Bernardino Counties.
The California City location opens.
The credit union adopts NWC Community Federal Credit Union.
The Lake Isabella facility opens.
The credit union merges with the Kern Valley Community Federal Credit Union to provide a location in Kernville.
The credit union adds the Boron location, through the acquisition of the U.S. Borax Boron Employees Federal Credit Union.
A permanent office is built on China Lake's Naval Base and the first office outside of the Base opens in Ridgecrest.
The name changes to Naval Weapons Center Federal Credit Union.
NOTS Employees Federal Credit Union boasts 616 members and assets of $37,160.
As more people move to the area, the membership broadens to include other federal employees, credit union employees and retirees living in the area.
A group of nine employees at the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) forms the Credit Union in China Lake, California. The original field of membership includes the Navy, government and contracted employees of the China Lake Naval Station and their family members.