Flatbed transportation company CRST Flatbed Solutions plans to open a new 23,361- square-foot divisional headquarters at Daniel Payne Industrial Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The $5.14 million project will house the company’s 42 divisional headquarters employees, with room for another 10 new employees.
This facility at Daniel Payne Industrial Park will combine its corporate office in Birmingham and its maintenance operations in St. Clair County into one facility.
“CRST has a longstanding and valued relationship with the Birmingham community and is very proud of the growth and success it has achieved in the business-friendly environment Birmingham offers,” said CRST President and CEO Hugh Ekberg. “Most importantly, CRST appreciates the high-quality people that make up the CRST Flatbed Solutions team that are ultimately responsible for the business success. It was an easy decision to stay in Birmingham and we are thrilled with the additional advantages the new location and facilities will offer for our employees, independent contractors and customers.”
The Birmingham Industrial Development Board approved a 10-year tax abatement for the company on sales and use tax and property tax.
“The new jobs and revenues to the City represented by the project are significant, and we are excited to continue our work with the company and support its long-term growth and success,” said Mark Brown, vice president of business retention and expansion at the BBA “We recognize the company had other options when choosing a location for this facility, and we are thrilled these steps are being taken to firmly establish a long-lasting relationship with CRST in the city of Birmingham.”
The Birmingham Business Alliance has been working with the company on this project since April 2018 in partnership with the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County to identify land for the project and facilitated the site selection process.