ILMO Products Company Single-Source Provider of Medical, Industrial & Laboratory Gases. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:16:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Phase 4 COVID-19 Update — ILMO’s Commitment to Business Continuity & Employee Health (Executive Order updated on 4/30/20) Fri, 29 May 2020 22:03:57 +0000 Jacksonville, IL – At ILMO, our customers are like family. And like you, during this time, we’ve been focused on doing all the things we need to do to keep our families safe and healthy.

As we monitor and learn more about the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we want to be transparent about what we’re doing as a company to protect our customers and employees.


Please understand the information below regarding ALL of ILMO’s locations:

WALK-IN CUSTOMERS — Effective June 26, 2020 (Extended from June, 1):

Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois business reopening plan will take effect on Friday, June 26. In response to this benchmark, ILMO Products will carry over from Phase 3 into Phase 4 and continue the open branch policy to our customers – Walk-In guidelines established during Phase 4 – Friday, June 26. Because of the risk of infection from COVID-19, and with the safety of our employees and our customers in mind, ILMO Products Company will implement the necessary protocols for all walk-in customers:

  • Maximum of five customers in a branch at the same time
  • Facemask required for entry
  • Practice 6-foot social distancing
  • Curb-side service still available
  • Do not try on helmets, facemasks, clothing, or gloves

ILMO’s Curb-Side Service will still be available to customers during Phase 4 of reopening.

Take advantage of this service with three easy steps:

  1. Call the branch phone number found by clicking on the ‘Locations’ link below
  2. Give your order to one of our branch staff.
  3. They will put you at the dock with the order for your review and loading.

>> Click Here For ILMO Branch Location Phone Numbers

VENDORS & CONTRACTORS — Effective June 26, 2020 (Extended from June, 1):

As part of ILMO’s COVID-19 response plan, we request that vendors continue to refrain from making unannounced visits at our branches or corporate office.?

Maintenance and service contractors providing essential services at our facilities should contact the branch manager of the facility they service, or Kevin Miner, Safety Manager (217) 291-2817, for specific instructions to follow when visiting. These will include wearing a face covering and maintaining appropriate social distancing when possible, along with other location-specific requirements.

All other vendors should contact ILMO’s purchasing department (217) 291-2814.

All future services and operations will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly as more updates and information are made available. As we continue to monitor the situation here locally, we will keep our customers up-to-date via our social media channels and e-communications. We will actively try to determine additional ways we can be supportive of our customers.

We encourage everyone to be diligent and educate yourselves with the information from credible sources and should be ready to implement strategies of protection from COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented event.

ILMO Products Company has been deemed an “Essential Business” and will remain open during this crisis. State of Illinois Executive Order in Response to COVID-19?(Updated on 4/30/20)?>>?Click Here

Keeping your Family Safe, Warm, and Prepared for the Holidays and Winter Months. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:30:24 +0000

Propane Safety

Propane is in plentiful supply in our country, but inclement weather can make transporting it the issue. Be sure you don’t find yourself in an emergency situation, needing propane when the roads are slick, the snow is piled high, and delivery is dangerous for the driver. Sign up now for our budget billing program and schedule routine visits so you’re always in good supply.

To help ILMO Propane customers prepare, we have developed a list of steps our users should be taking now to keep families warm and safe.

“Winter is peak demand season for propane, and early indicators suggest that this season is expected to be a colder than average Central Illinois winter,” said ILMO Products President, Brad Floreth. “We have secured supply, implemented monitoring systems to service customers, and have added storage capacity. We are encouraging our customers to highlight the steps they can take now to stay warm and save money.”

To help our customers develop a strategy for winter, ILMO Propane is advising customers to fill their tanks early, make sure they have adequate supply, weatherproof windows and doors, embrace conservation practices such as lowering thermostats and reducing hot water consumption, consider purchasing a propane generator, install propane gas and carbon monoxide detectors, and perform seasonal maintenance on all heating systems and appliances.

“We want our customers to be prepared. This means giving propane customers the tools they need to make informed decisions and meet the challenges of winter with confidence. By working together effectively, we can take some of the cold out of winter… that is our commitment,” said Floreth.

If you are one of the many households that use propane to heat the home, then you know that preparedness is the key to propane safety during the holidays. Make sure your tank is full before the weather makes road conditions hazardous, and have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. The professionals at ILMO Propane are here to serve you!

If you follow this preparation list, you will have trouble-free gas delivery during the winter season. During the winter, please be sure to have a reasonably clear path for the delivery driver and his truck. Each one of these six guidelines have to do with accessing your propane tank…


Mark Underground Tanks
Prior to snowfall, mark your tank with a stick or flag.
Most drivers are responsible for the same route. However, an alternate driver may cover your route.

Keep Driveways Clear & Sanded
Vehicles, debris, snow, ice, tree branches, and overgrown bushes can all impede your delivery from taking place.

Provide a Path to your Gas Tank
Drivers do not carry tools to dig out tanks.

Do Not Plow Snow Against Gas Tanks
Snow and ice against the tank can adversely affect how the fuel feeds into your home.

A gas line can be crimped or broken if icicles are allowed to form on a gas line.

Debris or Garbage
Please do not store garbage or other items on/near the tank, lines or meters.
Your driver will do his best to make your delivery as efficient as possible. When inclement weather is expected, we strive to make as many deliveries as is needed.

Please call our office to reschedule a delivery if necessary.

In the case of severe weather, we do close the office for the safety of our staff. We will call you to reschedule any service appointments.

Emergency fuel deliveries are made on a case-by-case basis and will incur a special trip delivery fee if warranted. Avoid out-of-gas situations by becoming an auto-delivery customer.

Have a Happy, Warm, and Safe Holiday Season!

ILMO & Miller at the 2019 Farm Progress Show Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:13:27 +0000

ILMO Products, along with Miller Welding, partnered together to promote farming innovation, education, small business, and apprenticeships throughout Illinois during the 2019 Farm Progress Show held in Decatur, IL this year. ILMO & Miller Welding showed off new products along with many additional items at ILMO’s Pop-Up Store and held Live Demo’s.

ILMO at the IL State Fair Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:39:14 +0000 For over 20 years the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has maintained a presence in the Governor’s tent at the Illinois State Fair. This year ILMO Products Co. partnered with DCEO, Miller Welding, and Lewis and Clark Community College to showcase the “Augmented Arc” virtual welding machine.

Lewis and Clark use the augmented reality welding system in the classroom, so beginner and intermediate-level apprenticeship students can experience the most realistic multiprocess welding simulation available. Welding Technology professor, Travis Jumper was on hand to give visitors to the tent and Governor JB Pritzker the chance to experience welding first hand.

“Apprenticeship programs like this, that bring private businesses and students together are exactly the type of innovative partnership we’re building on across Illinois.” – Governor JB Pritzker

ILMO Products Co. collaborates in expanding career and technical education in South Macoupin County schools Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:29:38 +0000 STAUNTON, IL – State Senator Andy Manar was joined by superintendents from Macoupin County school districts, ILMO Products Company, and Miller Welding today to announce a new state grant for the newly created South Macoupin Consortium for Innovation and Career Pathways.

Manar secured the $2 million grant in his role as a chief negotiator of the state’s new bipartisan budget. The funding will be used to assist the Consortium with the implementation of these new programs and fund potential capital improvements to career and technical education facilities.

ILMO Products Company and Miller Welding were instrumental in providing the new Miller Augmented Arc Virtual Welders that will be added to the facility. There will be 12 new Augmented Arc machines that will be utilized to train students in welding. These new machines will provide an extremely beneficial training tool to begin in the fundamentals of welding and to fine-tune welding skills.

The Consortium was formed by the school districts of Bunker Hill, Carlinville, Gillespie, Mt. Olive, Southwestern and Staunton to help expand career and technical education offerings for Macoupin County students.

Macoupin County superintendents say the Consortium and the new grant allow them to fill a needed gap for students who are not currently being served by a regional vocational education center.

“I am thankful for the work that our school districts and Senator Manar have done to this point in order to collaborate together to offer career pathways to students in rural communities. Career pathways is an important step for our districts and rural communities,” said Staunton Superintendent Dan Cox. “We must now look at how we design our high school programming to prepare our students for their futures, whether that be college, trade school, military, or directly to their chosen career, we want to prepare them for success.”

“Mt. Olive School District is excited to be a member of the South Macoupin Consortium for Innovation and Career Pathways,” said Mt. Olive Superintendent Patrick Murphy. “A student at Mt. Olive High School will have the opportunity to choose from the unique curriculums of six different high schools while having all the benefits of attending a smaller high school.”

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to truly enrich the educational experiences of the students of Bunker Hill High School.?Once again, State Senator Manar has accomplished another major “win” for public schools, this time addressing a void that has existed in our schools,” said Bunker Hill Superintendent Todd Dugan. “Now we can look to expand our offerings in vocational courses, and will be better able to do our jobs as public schools: unleash every student’s full potential.”

“The much-needed funding will be used to update and expand our equipment technology for our vocational department,” said Southwestern Superintendent Kyle Hacke. “It’s imperative that our students be trained using relevant methods and tools.”

ILMO Wins Outstanding Performance Award! Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:49:55 +0000 On May the 16th, Ryan Gordley and Wayne Fanning attended the annual NTN Bower Suppliers Summit held at Spoon River Community Outreach Center in Macomb ll. The agenda was focused on the state of business for NTN Bower for 2019. After the business agenda, there was an awards ceremony. Out of sixty suppliers in attendance, ILMO was included with only seven other suppliers to receive the ‘Best Supplier Award’ — In Recognition of Outstanding Supplier Performance! The criteria to get the award was based on timely deliveries, minimal backorders, cooperation with NTN personnel, ability to react quickly to prevent downtime on the manufacturing floor, and technical support on various projects. This was a true team effort from everyone at ILMO — Congratulations!

Propane Safety and Floods Thu, 09 May 2019 19:58:30 +0000 Whether you’re preparing for a flood or waiting for waters to recede, follow these steps to ensure your and your family’s safety if propane is used at your home, farm, or business.

1. Create an emergency preparedness plan and review it with everyone in your family.?Have a list of instructions on how to turn off electricity and water, and?know how and where to shut off the outdoor propane supply?and indoor propane appliances. Consider installing a carbon monoxide (CO) detector on every level of your home, as well as installing one or more propane gas detectors. Make sure you and your family?know what propane smells like. Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal.

2. In flood zone areas, make sure your above-ground and underground propane tanks are anchored securely.

3. Have an adequate supply of propane in your tank.?After a major flood, propane may not be readily available or roads may be inaccessible for deliveries.

4. In the event that a flood threatens your safety, you should shut off the gas.?During a major flood, you may have to decide whether or not is necessary to evacuate. Listen to local authorities for instructions on the appropriate course of action to take. Whether it is determined that you should stay or leave, shut off your gas. First, close the valve to the right (clockwise) to turn off the main gas supply on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. Then, turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances. Consult your propane retailer to make sure you know where the actual valves are located and how to shut them off.

5. If you do evacuate, use caution when returning to your home, farm, or business, and leave the area immediately if you have any doubts about your safety.?If it is dark, use flashlights, not candles. Check for downed power lines and shifted or damaged gas lines or tanks. Immediately call your local utility company or propane retailer if any of these hazards exist. If you find a propane tank on your property that is not yours, or if your propane tank has become dislodged or is missing, contact your propane retailer or local fire department immediately.

6. If your home or business is without heat or power, never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas.?This includes outdoor portable heaters, barbecue grills, and portable generators. It’s also important that you never use a gas oven or range-top burner to provide space heating, and never store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area.

7. Schedule a time for a qualified service technician to perform a complete inspection of your propane system.?This will ensure your safety if you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or they have been damaged (or you have turned off your gas supply ahead of a flood). Do not use or operate appliances, equipment, or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by a qualified service technician. Do not ever turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water. Do not under any circumstances try to modify or repair valves, regulators, or other appliance parts.

8. Exercise sound judgment.?Stay calm; use radio, television, and telephones to stay informed and connected. If any questions arise, contact your propane retailer or local fire department.


April is National Welding Month Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:58:04 +0000 ILMO Products joins the American Welding?Society in recognizing April as National Welding Month in the United?States.

National Welding Month is an opportunity to pay tribute to the professional?welders who help build America every day. It is ILMO’s goal to make national?welding month a time for everyone to recognize the contributions to our?lives and to our future generations.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that career?opportunities for trained welders will be growing through 2020. National?Welding Month is a call to action for everyone in the field of welding to?find ways to develop and support the next generation of professional welders?through training, mentoring, internships, and entry-level employment.

Every day, and especially during National Welding Month, ILMO Products encourages?its partners, suppliers, and customers to be active in taking steps to find?and nurture welding skills in today’s American youth.

As part of our commitment, ILMO Products donates time, materials, and expertise at?vocational schools, community colleges, and technical institutes across Central and Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri. As?Brad Floreth, President of ILMO Products Co.?commented, “Working with welding education is important to help to rebuild?our skills base for the manufacturing industry in the United States.?Individuals should see welding as an essential, challenging, and creative?professional skill that is important for the future of our country. In?addition to pursuing a career as a professional welder, there are also many?employment opportunities in a large number of welding and manufacturing?support roles. We see a great need for professional welders in all aspects?of industry, providing a great career choice for those individuals with the?interest and drive.”

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, and welder repair services. ILMO Specialty Gases’ ISO/IEC17025:2005 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 over 90 employees across 9 locations in Illinois and Missouri.

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