ILMO Products Co. expands St. Louis services with Acquisition of Smitty’s Welding Supply

St. Louis, MO – ILMO Products Company announced today that it has acquired Smitty’s Welding Supply Company to broaden its delivery of medical, industrial, beverage, and laboratory gases, as well as gas and welding equipment, in the metro St. Louis area. This acquisition expands ILMO’s current St. Louis footprint and total service area while improving the options consumers have in choosing their gas, gas equipment, and welding supply providers.

ILMO Products Company, a 4th generation, family-owned distributor and specialty gas laboratory since 1913, will blend their St. Louis branch with Smitty’s Soulard facility and operations, just a block away from the Anheuser-Busch facility. Consistent with ILMO’s service philosophy, ILMO will continue to support and enhance Smitty’s product lines and distribution capabilities for all customers while allowing them to take advantage of the broader ILMO portfolio. All Smitty’s employees will be integrated into ILMO, and help the company touch every customer with an ILMO introduction.

For medical facilities, laboratories, and various process industries, this acquisition will introduce ILMO as a new gas supplier option for bulk and portable medical oxygen, ultra high purity gases for analysis and instrumentation, lasers, calibration, and air quality monitoring mixtures. Further, ILMO Specialty Gases’ ISO 17025 Accredited Gas Laboratory can deliver on-demand gases and mixtures to these same markets, while our CO2 division will continue serving those who use beverage carbonation and beer gas as many of Smitty’s customers do.

For metal fabricators, contractors, and all industries and individuals involved in welding, the blending of ILMO and Smitty’s will offer current customers an expanded product line, new delivery areas, access to ILMO’s Certified Welding Inspectors and trainers, and reliable, industry-experienced professionals to handle customer service locally.

Smitty’s Welding Supply has provided friendly, personal service to hundreds of industrial and beverage gas users, alongside their welding products, for the past 30 years. Over the past three years, ILMO Products Company has been building new customers of their own in St. Louis, joining the thousands of diverse clients we’ve had throughout Illinois and Missouri for over 97 years. ILMO’s customers include Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM), ADM Research, Caterpillar, Grain Systems Inc. (GSI), American HomePatient, St. John’s Hospital & Wound Center (Springfield, IL), BASF, Anheuser-Busch, Ameren, Reliable Pharmaceuticals, Olin Brass, and many others.

ILMO Products Company has nine branches across Illinois and Missouri.

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 welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder repair services. ILMO Specialty Gases’ ISO/IEC17025:2005 Accredited Gas Laboratory serves customers across the U.S., Canada, and South America, and is a Purity Plus supplier, while ILMO Medical Gases provides medical and device gases and gas systems for all related industries.

About ILMO in St. Louis

2728 South Second Street, St. Louis 63118

314-678-9353  /

Sales Contacts

Pete Mankowich, District Sales Manager: 314-915-4125  /

Kris Luther, Specialty Gas Program Manager: 314-308-2040  /

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