Advance planning by a York, Pa., credit union is expected to muffle any ill effects from the shuttering of its main sponsor.

The York Tracktown Employees Credit Union serves 15% of the 1,100 Caterpillar Inc. workers expected to lose their jobs when the Precision Barstock Products plant in the town is shut down. But the credit union's chief executive, Ray D. Wittes, said it had anticipated the shutdown for some time and had courted other membership groups.

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