ABD Federal Credit Union was first chartered by the Federal Government as Briggs Manufacturing Credit Union in October, 1947. That’s where the name of Credit Union originated. Briggs Manufacturing Credit Union represented employees of what was then the Auto Beauty Division of Briggs. Eventually the Chrysler Corporation bought Briggs and we changed our name to ABD. The first office was on Mack Avenue in Detroit. The current main office on Mound road was built in 1967.
From humble beginnings on Mack Avenue serving only the Mack Stamping and Vernor Tool & Die plants, ABD has grown and branched out. We now have offices in Warren, Detroit and Belvidere, IL. We offer loans for everything from mortgages to vacations. The electronic banking age has enabled us to offer credit, debit and ATM cards along with home banking. ABD is a full service financial institution.
One of the things I am most proud of is our staff’s commitment to serving the community. We’ve participated in March of Dimes walks, Habitat for Humanity building projects, Toys for Tots, the Capucin Soup Kitchen and partnered with the Nancy Boykin Continuing Education School for Teenage Mothers. Each year ABD also gives teddy bears to the Detroit and Hamtramck fire departments to pass out to children of fires to relieve their trauma. These are just a few among many community outreach projects. We at ABD are firm believers in the adage about credit Unions being place where People are Helping People.