Altana Federal Credit Union, which employs 84 people in its branches, started in 1949 out of an empty railcar in Laurel, Montana. It was then known as Laurel Federal Credit Union. Several railroad workers joined together and started the credit union as a way to safeguard themselves from the high cost of banking services. As more people joined, office space was obtained in the Laurel Refinery. Years later a permanent office was built at 220 First Avenue in Laurel. A second branch in Red Lodge, Montana was added, and then a third in Columbus! Altana merged with Mountain States Federal Credit Union and obtained a branch in Downtown Billings. The incredible growth of the credit union required additional space for back office services such as accounting, collections, a call center and marketing. With few options available to expand, the credit union started construction on a new building on the West End in Billings. The same year, Altana merged with Montana Media Credit Union and Northwest Humble Credit Union. In 2009, Altana merged with Summit Credit Union and received two additional Billings branches.Altana now has seven full service branches, a wide range of products and services and a nationwide ATM network for our members. Are you ready to join Altana and take control of your financial future?