ILMO Products Company has been recognized with unique awards in recent weeks. The fist, “Best in Class in Nonpaid Print Advertising” given at the Targeted Advertising & Marketing (TAM) Awards, was awarded to Blair Austin, ILMO’s Marketing Director. The other, presented to ILMO as a whole, was the “Employer of the Year, Medium Class” given by the American Legion Economic Commission and accepted by Pattie Curry, Human Resrouces Director at ILMO.

Austin received the 2013 Best in Class Award in the Non-paid Print Advertising category for PR and promotion of “ILMO’s 100th Day / 100th Anniversary Employee Surprise” and subsequent national media attention. Austin received this honor at the TAM Awards on September 17, 2013 at Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, where winners were awarded at Silver, Gold, and Best in Class levels across 36 categories in business-to-business advertising and marketing. Highlights of the ILMO event and coverage leading to this award can be viewed at

Curry, SPHR, received the “Employer of the Year, Medium Class” recognition on behalf of ILMO. ILMO’s Employer of the Year Award was granted due to its promotion of employment of veterans, having had 10.3 percent veteran employment in its 2012 workforce, and an 8.0 percent hiring rate of veterans in the past year. The award was presented at the 95th Annual Department of Illinois Convention in Springfield, Illinois. Notably, Curry was a ten-year Navy Reserve service member.

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.comor connect with us on