Huntington Bank, Meijer sign agreement that will bring more jobs to Michigan

Bank says it will put in dozens of in-store branches that will operate with extended hours

Published On: May 02 2012 10:53:12 AM EDT   Updated On: May 02 2012 07:01:59 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -

Huntington Bank on Wednesday said it was bringing more than 500 jobs to Michigan after signing an agreement with Meijer.

In a statement, the bank company said the agreement meant it would install seven-day-a-week, full-service branches in dozens of Meijer stores throughout the state over the course of the next several years. The branches will operate with extended hours, giving Meijer shoppers the added convenience of banking in the evening and on the weekends. 

In the short-term, new Huntington branches will be built in more than 20 Meijer stores in Michigan, which will be constructed from May of 2012 through the end of the year and will include several newly constructed Meijer stores.

Steelcase has beeen tapped to design the new branches.

The first Huntington in-store branch will be opened in a newly-opened Meijer story in Bath on May 17.