Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Crystal Group Inc.

Hiawatha, Iowa



Crystal Group Inc. is a technology innovation leader specializing in both custom and commercial off the shelf (COTS) products for defense, government and industrial markets since 1987.  Crystal Group designs and manufactures installation-ready rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, power supplies and storage devices that fit critical applications in demanding environmental conditions.

Crystal Group manufactures ruggedized computers, servers, displays, embedded computers, and switches that are used in a variety of military and industrial applications all around the world and then some.

Click here to check out their video blog about engineering and manufacturing concepts: https://www.crystalrugged.com/video-blog/  


Crystal Group’s products can be found on submarines, surface ships, ground vehicles, stand-alone structures, and airborne platforms. Crystal Group products are also onboard the International Space Station performing video processing. On the industrial side Crystal Group makes computer products for use in oil & gas, mining, rail roads, communications, weather observation, power distribution and commercial aviation applications.

Impacts & Awards

Crystal Group has received supplier excellence awards from several Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and from the DoD’s Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Crystal Group has been honored to place in the top ten of local companies that are among the ”Coolest Places to Work” as determined by the Corridor Business Journal for the past three years.

Careers & Opportunities

Career available include:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources

Specifically, Crystal often seeks CNC programmers and operators, purchasing specialist, chassis assembly, sub assembly, lab technician, final assembly, business development executives, sales support managers, program management, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, technical directors, engineering management, marketing, technical writers, technicians, wiring harness specialists, tech support, shipping, quality control, human resources, finance.

Crystal Group is employee owned and participates in an ESOP.

Crystal Group is located in Hiawatha, Iowa (greater Cedar Rapids area) which is part of the Creative Corridor of seven county partnerships in the region. Hiawatha and nearby Cedar Rapids are part of the second largest metro area in Iowa and home to excellent schools, a wide variety of shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. There are abundant parks throughout the Corridor including lakes and rivers, extensive biking trails, and organized sports complexes.