IWDC Member ILMO named to 2015 Watch List for Industrial Distributors

ILMO Products Company was named to Industrial Distribution magazine’s 2015 Watch List, a national recognition. The Watch List identifies small and medium distributors who are taking steps to improve operations and grow their businesses through acquisitions, training and development, product line expansion, or other best practices. See ILMO’s full profile in Industrial Distribution magazine here.

ILMO was selected based on several 2014 initiatives including:
  • On-boarding & adoption of Lean Manufacturing & Management principles
  • Endorsement as Atmospheric & Specialty Gases Preferred Provider from Missouri Biotechnology Assn (MOBIO)
  • ILMO Specialty Gases’ laboratory receipt of ISO Guide 34 Accreditation
  • Internally launching an Employee Milestone Celebrations program recognizing employee commitment & tenure
  • Several geographic expansions throughout Illinois & Missouri

“We’re very proud of what is coming, and how well we’ve taken our customers’ true needs and values and translated that into better ways of serving and engaging them,” states Blair Austin, Marketing Director. “This recognition is delightful, and should be reassuring to our customers and prospects. We’re experts in our customers’ industries and their applications of gases and gas-related equipment, and we’re thrilled with the conversations we’ve been having with them lately. The changes it’s allowing us to make are ensuring our growth for another 100 years.”

What is the Watch List? “In January 2012, Industrial Distribution premiered its Watch List in an effort to shine light on the kind of distributor that might not make “The Big 50” List. Some of these companies are too small; some don’t fit into the traditional MRO niche that The Big 50 has carved. Yet this series of short profiles takes a look at the “ones-to-watch” outside of the 50 biggest MRO distributors — notably those who are taking steps to improve operations and grow their businesses through acquisitions, training and development, product line expansion, or other best practices.” -Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Industrial Distribution

About ILMO: Since 1913, ILMO Products Company has been a family-owned distributor of industrial, laboratory, medical, and propane gases in bulk, micro-bulk, and cylinder solutions, as well as retail sales of welding and safety equipment, accessories, and welder repair services. ILMO has nearly 100 employees across ten locations in Illinois and Missouri. ILMO is headquartered in Jacksonville, Illinois, and has locations in Decatur, Granite City, Litchfield, Mattoon, Mt. Vernon, Peoria, Springfield, and Quincy, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. ILMO Specialty Gases uniquely serves North & South America, and Europe.
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