ILMO Products Company has acquired Gano Welding Supplies, a family-owned and operated business originally started by Ken and Oscar Gano.
Charleston, Illinois-based Gano offers welding equipment and supplies and a wide range of industrial and medical gases.
Pat Slaughter, Gano’s principal owner, said, “Gano customers can look forward to an expanded service area and product offering through our combined facilities, including ILMO’s Specialty Gas lab. All while continuing to work with the Gano employees they already know.”
Slaughter will transition from an ownership role to an operations role, overseeing the acetylene production facility in Charleston.
ILMO President/CEO Brad Floreth said, “Gano has an excellent reputation in eastern Illinois as a supplier for end-users and as a wholesaler of acetylene and other industrial gases. Learning the process of producing acetylene will be a new challenge, and we know that Gano has an experienced team to lead the way.”
ILMO is a provider of industrial, medical, and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic, and cylinder solutions with headquarters in Jacksonville, Illinois, and locations in Decatur, Granite City, Litchfield, Mattoon, Mt. Vernon, Peoria, Springfield, and Quincy, Illinois.