TAPCO Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Frederickson Branch

TAPCO Credit Union announced the groundbreaking of its new full-service branch in Frederickson, Wash. The ceremony, which took place on June 6, 2024, at the future site of the TAPCO Frederickson Branch, marks a significant milestone in TAPCO’s 90-year history and exemplifies the organization’s ongoing commitment to Tacoma and Pierce County. 

In his speech at the ceremony, TAPCO Credit Union CEO Justin Martin expressed deep gratitude and pride in this momentous occasion. He acknowledged the traditional homelands of the Puyallup and Nisqually Tribes and the broader Coast Salish tribes, recognizing their enduring stewardship of the land. “This land acknowledgment is one small step toward true allyship, and we commit to uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond,” said Martin. 

Reflecting on TAPCO’s journey since its founding in 1934, Martin highlighted the credit union’s growth from its humble beginnings under the stairs of the Old City Hall in downtown Tacoma. He emphasized TAPCO’s resilience, innovation, and unwavering community spirit throughout its history, noting that while the name has evolved, the dedication to members and the community has remained steadfast. 

Celebrating the groundbreaking of the new Frederickson Branch, Martin remarked, “This branch is not just a symbol of growth and progress; it is a testament to the enduring strength of TAPCO and the communities we serve.” Designed to be a community hub, the new location will include a dedicated community space, embodying TAPCO’s commitment to grow alongside the Frederickson area. 

“As we embark on this new chapter in our history, let us do so with gratitude for our past, excitement for our future, and a renewed dedication to serving the needs of our members and our community,” Martin concluded. 

Posted in Regional Member News, Washington.