Crystal Group Inc.
When the U.S. Armed Forces need rugged servers, displays and embedded systems for mission-critical applications, Crystal Group Inc. is the manufacturer they turn to, Vice President of Operations Mike Kruger says. “Ninety-two percent [of our work is] military based right now,” he says.
Based in Hiawatha, Iowa, the firm also manufactures rugged storage systems and networking appliances. Kruger notes that Crystal Group’s history goes back to 1987, when it started as Emerald Engineering, a firm that served the telecom market out of a single garage.