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DEI Involved In Number of Projects

CINCINNATI-DEI, a design/build firm, has been selected by several credit unions to oversee new building projects. Among them:

* United Federal Credit Union, Stevinsville, Mich., which plans to open a new "Solution Center" to encourage members to work on-line opening accounts and for easy access of product and promotional information. The new branch will also include a themed children's area and an "edutainment" center.

* Mid-Hudson FCU, Kingston, N.Y., to build a new 4,500-square-foot facility will include two drive-thru lanes and one ATM lane, a kid's area and tech center.

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IBT Introduces Training Program

ATLANTA-International Banking Technologies (IBT), a retail branch design/ build and performance consulting company, has introduced a new sales training program, "The Inbound Opportunity Center (TIOC)." IBT said it conducts training sessions that help financial institutions develop the skill set required to ensure consistent sales and service levels throughout their delivery systems. In this case, skills are taught for handling inbound calls from members.

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KDA Launches Development Div.

ATLANTA-KDA Holdings has launched a Development Services Division to augment its portfolio of services. The new division will offer a number of services including build-to-suit development, sale/leasebacks and development join ventures. "The trend of rapid consolidation in financial services has positioned regional and community banks and credit unions for extraordinary growth," said David Dupuy, President of KDA's Development Division. "Drawing from a portfolio of flexible ownership structures that includes sale/leaseback, build-to-suit, and development joint ventures, KDA provides a no-cost turnkey development package," the company said.

PWCampbell Builds WV Branch

PITTSBURGH-PWCampbell has been awarded the design/build contract by the $37-million West Virginia Central CU in Parkersburg, W.V.

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