HOWLAND - Farmers National Bank opened its sixth branch in Trumbull County with a ceremony on Thursday.
The new complex at 1625 Niles Cortland Road, will house a 3,724-square-foot bank branch and a 3,420-square-foot Farmers National Trust office. The combination of service types will be unique to the county, President and CEO John S. Gulas said.
"We are very please to bring the 125-year legacy of Farmers National Bank to Howland," he said.
The bank has 20 bank branches and two trust offices in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. It also has a bank branch in Stark county.
Gulas said the bank made the building as green as possible in the construction of the complex, including high-efficiency HVAC and light, exterior and flooring design for long life and a stormwater retention system.
Farmers Bank since 2008 has grown from $800 million to more than $1 billion in banking assets, and since combining with its trust company in 2009, has seen growth from $600 million to more than a $1.25 billion, Gulas said.
"What we did was to hire Howland area people for this branch and trained them at our other locations," he said.
The bank is offering $100 and a stadium blanket to customers who open a new CareFree checking account at the Howland branch.