CRST International Inc Locating in Morton

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Morton, IL – Today, the Morton Economic Development Council announced that CRST International Inc, one of the largest privately-held transportation companies in the United States, has chosen Morton for their newest location.  “We are proud to be welcoming CRST to our community,” said Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton EDC.  “They are an ideal addition to our local cluster of logistics companies and nationally known employers.”

CRST International Inc will locate at 1945 North Morton Avenue, Suite B.  They wanted a location to service customers and chose Morton primarily because of the interstate accessibility.  “CRST International Inc, looked at several possible locations throughout the region and ultimately selected Morton because of our ideal location along Interstates 74 and 155 and the ease of accessibility to their growing Midwest markets,” said Daly.

CRST International Inc, will create an estimated 35 new skilled jobs including management positions in Morton.  To pursue new employees, CRST is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, November 10th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Workforce Network, 211 Fulton Street, Suite 300 in Peoria.  They are currently searching for diesel technicians, shop management, and truck drivers.  “Seven of the 35 positions CRST will be creating are management level with salaries that exceed our current average household income,” said Daly.  “Most of their new employees will make $32,000 per year or more and will have a full benefits package.  These are great jobs to add to our local community.”



The Morton Economic Development Council exists to positively shape the future of Morton. 

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