America First Credit Union, a Riverdale-based credit union with 160,000 members, has purchased the former Valley Bank and Trust building at 9400 S. State, and will open a new branch next spring.

An extensive upgrade and remodeling of the 3,000-square-foot building will begin shortly to fit the credit union's needs, which includes installation of a drive-through automated teller machine, said Larry Thorne, president. He said the new branch is designed to serve members in the Sandy area.AFCU has 21 branches in Salt Lake, Weber and Davis counties.