IWDC Member, ILMO 100th Anniversary: Employee Celebration week a success


St. Louis, MO (September 23, 2013) - Industrial, medical, and lab gas distributor and welding equipment retailer, ILMO Products Company continued its year-long 100th Anniversary celebration with an Employee Appreciation party on September 13-14, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. Staff designated the week leading up to this event “ILMO Week” and employees at all ten locations participated in company spirit and community-building activities, ending with a half-day on Friday to allow all employees to travel to Busch Stadium for a St. Louis Cardinals game and night out in St. Louis. Proudly through their ILMO Week efforts, employees raised and donated nearly 700 needed food items and money to their local food pantries to help their communities this fall.

CEO Linda Standley and President Brad Floreth have been planning for this event since last year with a special Anniversary task force of volunteers, choosing to focus on an event that would thank employees and build excitement for the company’s future. Floreth noted, “The chance to socialize with our team and their spouses is always enjoyable. Everyone is happy relaxing and having fun with each other on a personal level, and it’s something we hope to continue regardless of an anniversary milestone.”

In addition to the food drive, ILMO week consisted of staff lunches, 100th anniversary t-shirts for all employees, show-your-spirit challenges and a car decorating contest, all for fun, and few prizes, a chance to walk on the field during batting practice at Busch Stadium. “From our earliest days, ILMO has supported the communities in which we live and work, so including a benefit for our food pantries was a great addition to ILMO Week” stated Standley. And about the big event she added, “We were thrilled to be able to gather everyone, have a little fun, and show our appreciation for their hard work while also celebrating the results of generations dedicated to making ILMO a success.”

In previous months of 2013, ILMO has celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a commemorative logo, kickoff pep rally, employee lunches, historical data-gathering in preparation for a book, hosting an open house in their newest store location, and even gained national coverage for their popular $100 giveaway on the 100th day of the year to all employees. In the remaining months, ILMO’s owners and various employees will be visiting customers and continue celebrating with employees. You can see pictures of ILMO Week, the employee celebration, and other anniversary events at www.ILMOproducts.com/100years.

About ILMO Products Company: Since 1913, ILMO Products Company has been a family-owned distributor of industrial, specialty, and medical gases in bulk, micro-bulk, and cylinder solutions, as well as retail sales of welding and safety equipment, accessories, rentals, and welder repair services. ILMO Specialty Gases’ ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited Gas Laboratory serves customers across the U.S., Canada, and South America, while ILMO Medical Gases provides medical and device gases and gas systems for all related industries. ILMO has nearly 100 employees across 10 locations in Illinois and Missouri. For more information, visit www.ilmoproducts.com or connect with us on www.facebook.com/ILMOproducts to see photos from our year-long 100th Anniversary celebration.

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