Lee and Karl have been Members of Purina Credit Union since shortly after moving here from New England in 1988. Karl is a Principal Packaging Engineer and focuses on improving dry pet packaging lines in the U.S. and Canada to keep Nestlé Purina PetCare the top dog in the pet products business.

Lee and Karl both enjoy driving around the country to visit their widely scattered nomadic relatives: four adult “kids,” soon to be 10 grandchildren and all of the cats, dogs, goats, chickens, horses, etc. that are part of their extended family, too. As it turns out, Lee does not like to fly, none of their many family members live in the Central Time Zone, and none of them have yet comprehended the meaning of “Meet me in St. Louis.” So, long-distance road trips several times each year are a normal part of life, and they usually wind up driving more than 50,000 miles each year.

They both greatly appreciate the friendliness of the PCU staff, the convenience of direct deposit and 24-hour access to their account, and the ease of obtaining loans for their house and cars. Jeff Graff in PCU’s loan office typically gets a call from Karl every year or two asking if he will grant a loan for yet another new car for the family fleet, which currently includes:

  • A 2008 Smart for Lee’s local shopping trips (“So she won’t buy too much,” says Karl)
  • A 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI that gets 48 miles/gallon (“For our long-distance trips.”)
  • Two 2012 FIAT 500s (“For FUN.”)

Karl believes, “Why deal with a bank when Purina Credit Union is so friendly and helpful?”

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