Crystal Group Opens New Iowa HQ, Manufacturing Facility

The designer and manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware is creating 50 new jobs, increasing production at the Hiawatha, IA facility. 

Crystal Group, Inc. recently unveiled its new corporate headquarters in Hiawatha, IA. The 111,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art building is adjacent to the company’s other two buildings on Crystal Group’s campus, which now totals 160,000 square feet of manufacturing and administration operations. The designer and manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware’s production capacity will increase by more than fifty percent due to the expansion.

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Crystal Group President Scott Kongable cuts the ribbon for the company’s new headquarters in Hiawatha, IA.

Military and industrial customers’ rapidly increasing demand for Crystal Group rugged computers spurred the expansion and gave cause to plan for a phase two addition to the building within the next five years. The building was designed to accommodate a 30,000-square-foot addition. Over 50 new jobs were also created to support customer demand. Crystal Group currently employs more than 220 people, the new headquarters’ current capacity is 285 workers.

“This marks a significant milestone in the 27-year history of our employee-owned company,” said Crystal Group president, Scott Kongable. “Our success is based on our employees’ relentless commitment to serve our customers. Some of the best talent out there is right here in Hiawatha working at Crystal Group to deliver the highest quality rugged computer solutions for our military and industrial customers in over thirty-five countries. Our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will fuel greater innovation and transform the level of customer service we deliver.”

All three of Crystal Group’s buildings and network are NIST compliant (National Institute of Standards and Technology) offering the highest level of security. The new facility offers added in-house engineering services and compliance testing technologies to speed the production process and better serve customer requirements.

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