CRST International has broken ground on a new world headquarters in Cedar Rapids, IA. The $37-million project officially got underway recently with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by CRST International board chairman John Smith and president & CEO Dave Rusch.

“CRST’s rapid growth over the past several years meant we were out of space in our current buildings. As a longstanding member of the Cedar Rapids business community, we wanted to continue our dedication and commitment to this area as well as provide CRST with the facilities needed to grow far into the future,” said Smith. “This building is another exciting step in CRST’s future.”

The company coordinates over 750,000 loads a year that are shipped more than 600 million mi., it said.

“Our new building will symbolize several things,” said Rusch. “First the many achievements of CRST over the years, the excitement of approaching $2 billion in revenue over the next few years, the Smith family’s commitment to our community, and finally it recognizes all our employees – from drivers to the board of directors – who are so vital to the health and continued success of our company.”

CRST has over 500 employees in Cedar Rapids alone.