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Update: 5.25.22:

In observance of Memorial Day, our branches and corporate offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022.

For more than 70 years, PACU employees have been empowered to work together and within the communities we serve.

On July 2, 1940, due to the vision of Aviator Tom Davis, Piedmont Aviation was incorporated in Winston-Salem, NC, for the purpose of buying and selling airplanes, parts and accessories, gasoline, oil and equipment of all kinds; and giving instruction in aeronautics. Over the years, Piedmont Aviation provided much needed jobs for servicemen and women after the war.

Within eight years, in January 1948, Piedmont Aviation added a new division, Piedmont Airlines; and within a month on February 20, 1948, Piedmont Airlines held its inaugural flight from Wilmington to Southern Pines, an hour to the west. Within a year, the number of employees grew; and the need for a credit union was recognized to help employees establish savings and secure affordable credit.

In 1949, Piedmont Aviation Credit Union was formed and began providing small loans and savings accounts to Piedmont Aviation and Piedmont Airlines employees. The credit union grew rapidly along with the airline industry.

Over the years, the credit union became known as Piedmont Advantage to reflect our growing membership. With access to over 5,000 branches within the credit union network and 35,000 surcharge-free ATMs, membership is open to individuals, who reside, work, worship attend school or operate a business in one of the six counties we serve in North Carolina or who are employed by one of our many employer companies. These six counties are Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Rockingham.

 

New to Piedmont Advantage?

Follow these easy steps to open your membership and new accounts:

  1. Membership begins when you open your Share Savings Account with a minimum deposit of just $5. Upon membership approval, you're set to apply for our premier credit cards, various loan solutions and many other deposit accounts.
  2. If you're not a member and have started or completed an online application, upon receipt of your application, we will follow up with you regarding your membership.
  3. You also may apply for membership or any new account by visiting a branch or calling our Member Relationship Center, 800.433.PACU.

Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and founded in 1949 within the aviation industry, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union (PACU) serves member-owners, who reside, work, worship, attend school or operate a business in one of the six counties it serves in North Carolina or who are employed by one of its many employer companies. These six counties are Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Rockingham.

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