The Birmingham-area locations of RBC Bank have been the scene of images like this one to your left in recent weeks. This photo was taken at the branch located on Crestwood Blvd. last Wednesday, February 15.
The agreement to sell the branches (and all of the U.S. operations) to Pittsburgh, PA-based PNC Bank was announced back in June. Now they’re being prepared for when the change becomes official on March 2. Branches will reopen on March 5 – with no noticeable changes made to the customer-facing side (as reported by the Birmingham Business Journal).
It will be interesting to see how the company integrates into the local business community. Considering the increased focus on sustainable development that’s been happening in the area – particularly UAB’s recent Sustainable Cities Symposium and yesterday’s Red Rock Ridge & Valley Trail master plan announcement – the city’s newest financial institution could be an interesting fit.
The bank announced last May that it would undertake constructing a new 33-story corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh – The Tower at PNC Plaza – with hopes that it would be “the world’s most environmentally friendly skyscraper.” The company is also reportedly responsible for the most new construction projects LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council on the planet. – There are also their company-wide sustainability initiatives (PDF) to keep in mind, including their Green Branch® Locations program.