How Long Has CRST Been in Business?


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CRST International has been in business 60 years, as of 2015. The company was started in 1955 as Ceder Rapids Steel Transport, notes the company's website.

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Herald and Miriam Smith, a husband and wife, began the transport business with very little month. They were able to convince companies to work with them. CRST first hauled steel after contracting drivers to return to Cedar Rapids with loads of steel for extra income, notes the company's website. At first, the company operated within a 50 miles radius, but within 8 years, they expanded significantly and began hauling other items. By 1963, Cedar Rapids Steel Transport was bringing in more than 1 million dollars in revenue.

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