L&R Industries, Inc., a major area employer and stalwart of industry in the region, has just completed the purchase and acquisition of two successful area businesses. Beehler Corporation of Mountain Grove has now become L&R Industries: Beehler Division, and Stilley Electric of Willow Springs will now operate as L&R Industries: Electrical Division.
Beehler Corporation has been an important part of the extended community for decades and is a world-class manufacturer and supplier of metal stampings, assemblies, engineered hinges, hardware and fabricated metal parts.
“We’re extremely proud to be joining forces with this great company,” said Chris Oravec, chief operations officer for L&R Industries. “We expect to retain their great people, and with their help we’ll continue to grow, and that means more opportunity for them and everyone on the team. With Beehler now under local ownership, it’ll be a positive for the community.”
Stilley Electric has been a trusted commercial and industrial electrical contractor in the region since the early 2000s, with extensive skills and capabilities that are critical to area businesses.
“L&R has worked on projects with Stilley for years, and they’ve been an important vendor for us, too,” Oravec said. “It makes great sense to make them part of our team. They’re good people, and we’re glad to have them on board.”
Terry Jones, chief financial officer at L&R, has strong feelings about these companies joining the L&R family of industries. “L&R’s owners have always called this area home, and they know how important it is to do our best to keep and create good jobs for good people in our area. They intend to grow these companies and that will bring local opportunity for folks around here,” he said.
L&R Industries serves customers locally, regionally and nationwide, and is now expanding into international markets. With these latest acquisitions, L&R now operates eight integrally related divisions to provide a wide array of services to industry. The divisions are: Collapsible Steel Reels; Mechanical Steel Tubing; Material Processing Systems; Industrial Millwright Services; Metal Fabrication; Crane Services; Electrical and Beehler Division. They also own and operate a separate company, L&R Transportation.