State Line BB&T closing this summer

Shawn Hardy
BB&T is shutting down the State Line office on Aug. 5.

The BB&T bank in State Line will close its doors on Aug. 5.

The decision was based on a number of factors, including use patterns, according to David R. White, vice president of corporate communications, who noted that no BB&T employees will be laid off as a result of the closure.

“It doesn’t make us happy. It would be nice to have a hometown bank around here,” said Antrim Township Supervisor John Alleman, who brought up the closing at last week’s meeting.

“We recognize that any business closing can be an emotional issue for a community,” White wrote in an email. “For that reason we do not take the decision to close a financial center lightly. We have implemented a rigorous process whereby we continually review and evaluate the viability, convenience and physical conditions, among other factors, of our financial centers. We do this to ensure all our financial centers meet our clients’ needs, provide a leading role in the community and maintain our responsibility to shareholders.

“For several years, BB&T has reviewed the business strength of our financial center in State Line. Based on many factors, including client usage patterns, the decision was made to close the branch. Our State Line clients can still take advantage of a number of convenient services including: Phone24, online banking at BBT.com or our digital banking platform U by BB&T. In addition, the Greencastle financial center is approximately 7 minutes from the State Line branch and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients there.”

No changes are planned at the BB&T office on Center Square in Greencastle.

However, BB&T is closing its bank at 10 W. Main St. in Waynesboro and remodeling the branch at 232 E. Main St., currently drive-up only, into a full-service location.