ILMO receives Top Awards in Targeted Marketing and Veteran Employment

Jacksonville, IL – November 4, 2013 – Industrial, medical, and lab gas distributor and welding equipment retailer, ILMO Products Company, is pleased to announce that two of their employees have been recognized with unique awards in recent weeks. The awards, “Best in Class in Nonpaid Print Advertising” at the Targeted Advertising & Marketing (TAM) Awards and “Employer of the Year, Medium Class” by the American Legion Economic Commission were received by Blair Austin and Pattie Curry, ILMO employees responsible for the company’s Marketing and Human Resources, respectively.

Blair Austin, Marketing Director, 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, MO, 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

Pattie Curry, SPHR, Human Resources Director, recently received recognition on behalf of ILMO Products Company, chosen by the 2013 National Economic Commission and American Legion. In the medium business class, ILMO’s Employer of the Year Award was granted due to their promotion of employment of veterans, with 10.3% veteran employment in their 2012 workforce, and 8% 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. To keep up to date on all things ILMO, connect with us on

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