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DuPont Employees Credit Union: A Mountain Legacy

DuPont Employees CU
at a Glance

Original Name: 
DuPont Employees Credit Union,
later Carolina Mountains Credit Union

DuPont Brevard Plant

Year Founded:

Year of Merger with Self-Help Credit Union:

Original Founding Location:
Cedar Mountain, NC (near Brevard)

Part of Self-Help’s history goes back to 1956, when DuPont purchased land to start the nation’s first silicon plant in Brevard, North Carolina. The company evolved over the years, at one time employing 1500 people. Employees formed tight bonds during that era. As one way to help each other, they formed a credit union that became Carolina Mountains Credit Union and, more recently, Self-Help Credit Union. This is the story of a community where bonds remain strong, and a mission of economic opportunity continues as a key part of the legacy.


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A landscape view of the DuPont plant from the 80s.

Brevard, NC DuPont Plant mid-1980s

Current Self-Help employee Connie Corn shares her thoughts in telling the story of DuPont Employees Credit Union's legacy:

"When I received the assignment to produce the DuPont Employees Credit Union legacy documentary, I was excited but somewhat overwhelmed with the challenge to fit their story in a seven-minute video. How could I tell the history of the credit union without first telling the story of the unique employee group who started it?"

More on Connie's experience with DuPont Employees Credit Union.