ILMO Products Company (Jacksonville, IL) named Peter Van Slyke as the specialty gas program director of their Specialty Gas Division. He brings over 20 years in sales, financial, and management experience in specialty gases and will be responsible for directing the sales functions for this division. He began his career in Charlotte, NC, for National Welders Supply as a specialty gas sales representative. Prior to joining ILMO, he worked as the specialty gas products manager for Scott-Gross Company and then assumed the role of vice president of specialty gases for AWG, both located in Lexington, KY. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
“We are very excited to have Peter join our team,” said Tim Atchley, vice president of sales at ILM. “He brings with him the acumen and personality required to communicate effectively with internal and external customers. This is another step forward for us as we strive to continuously advance growth and form lasting partnerships through our Specialty Gas Division.”
New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.