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Crystal Group Announces Expansion

Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, recently announced their plans for a 17.5 million dollar business expansion development in Hiawatha. The current industrial site, located at 855 Metzger Road will be completely developed for a new 111,500 square foot office and manufacturing location to expand production capacity and drive continued growth. The project will create 45 new jobs in manufacturing, engineering and sales. Crystal Group Inc. received regulatory and governmental approval and financial assistance for the project.

Crystal Group Inc. is an employee-owned small business providing server, switch, display, storage and embedded computer architectures and related integration services for mission critical installations worldwide.

The City of Hiawatha approved economic development assistance for this project at its meeting on April 19, 2017. The City also approved sponsorship of the state financial assistance application, which was approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board. State financial assistance will be primarily in the form of state tax credits. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance assisted in preparation of the state application that was sent to the Iowa Economic Development Authority last month.

For more information on Crystal Group Inc. visit their website at https://www.crystalrugged.com/

Article courtesy of Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Report. For more information please visit https://www.cedarrapids.org/