When Was CRST Established?


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Cedar Rapids Steel Transport was established in 1955 by Herald and Miriam Smith after their purchase of a refurbished chicken coop for $125. The first transportation deal made by the company involved empty trucks returning from Chicago to Cedar Rapids to carry steel after dropping off their cargo of livestock.

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According to the company's website, its revenues exceed $1 billion as of 2015. The company also claims to have no debt and an asset count of more than 4,500 trucks. CRST is a family-owned business and has a management team with a total experience count of more than 250 years.

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