FORT WAYNE, Ind.--()--Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that construction will begin on a new multi-million dollar banking center in Fort Wayne. Salin Bank’s Community President, Andy Yergler, will join Salin Bank staff and other Fort Wayne officials for a groundbreaking ceremony signaling the beginning of construction of their newest banking center. The groundbreaking ceremony is set for this Friday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m. at 9835 Lima Road on Fort Wayne’s north side.
“This new banking center represents an important investment in the future growth of our bank, our commitment to the Fort Wayne community and our desire to bring world-class customer service to our clients”
Company officials announced the selection of Jack Krouse of Construction Control, Inc. (CCI) as the project manager and architect Mike Parnon of BrandPoint Design. The team will build the new 1,500-square-foot banking center. The one-story complex is expected to create dozens of construction jobs.
The building’s design was created to showcase the introduction of the newest banking delivery channel, the interactive teller system. Called Salin Live Teller, this new technology will allow the banking center to offer extended hours, easy-to-use teller stations and enhanced personal service. The new building design will take the best of good old-fashioned banking and pair it with the latest technology available. Salin Bank employees from the Dupont Road location will be relocated to a temporary trailer at the new Lima Road construction site. The temporary banking center will open on Monday, February 4, 2013.
The new video-based interactive technology allows customers to conduct transactions and receive banking services with a live, centrally-based teller, who has complete control of the Interactive Teller machine. The simultaneous video and audio connection can help customers complete 95 percent of the teller services that can be done inside a branch. Salin Live Teller will allow Salin Bank to offer teller services well beyond traditional branch hours; tellers will be available on the interactive Salin Live Teller from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
The new Salin Bank branch concept centers on the entry tower – an internally lit beacon. The entry tower prominently displays the Salin logo in glass and references a nautical lighthouse.
Surrounding the entry tower, the branch building is tinted blue glass with white stone, red brick and synthetic plaster. The interior of the branch features a greeter hub with a Salin blue disk above and self-service interactive teller bays. The facility is designed to provide customers with superior customer service in a high-tech, high-touch environment.
“This new banking center represents an important investment in the future growth of our bank, our commitment to the Fort Wayne community and our desire to bring world-class customer service to our clients,” said Andy Yergler.
Architect for the new banking center, Mike Parnon said, “The new Salin banking center prototype serves as a lighthouse to guide customers to financially smooth waters.” The center is expected to be completed later this summer.
About Salin Bank & Trust Company
Salin Bank and Trust Company, a family-owned community bank, is one of the top ten chartered banks in Indiana with assets of more than $850 million. Salin operates 24 banking centers in 11 Indiana counties serving Burlington, Columbus, Delphi, Edinburgh, Fishers, Flora, Fort Wayne, Galveston, Gas City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, Walton, West Lafayette, Fishers and Indianapolis.