In 1988, Darel decided it was time to move the operations off the farm and built a new building in Lawler, Iowa. After two expansions were built at the Lawler location, Darel decided it was time for a bigger space yet again. In 2002, they built a new building outside of New Hampton, Iowa that allowed for them to double the office and production space totaling over 20,000 square feet. 11 years later, in 2013, an addition was built to increase the production space to 36,000 square feet.
Over the years, L & R Manufacturing has gained a reputation for quality custom metal fabrication for agricultural and commercial use.