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The manufacturing buildings that long surrounded Newrizons FCU are torn down.

On a cloudy day in early September, in a blue-collar town in the Pacific Northwest, Ynette Gibbs, president/CEO of Newrizons Federal Credit Union, can hear bulldozers leveling the manufacturing buildings that have long surrounded her $15 million credit union.

The facilities, of course, housed the original sponsor of the credit union. But most of the employees are now gone, the parent company slashing the labor force back in the early 2000s, undercutting the original lifeblood and purpose of the credit union.

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