Company gives workers $100 bills on 100th day of 100th anniversary

Mike Krumboltz
The Upbeat

$100 bill (Thinkstock)
$100 bill (Thinkstock)

The owners of ILMO Products, a Jacksonville, Ill.-based company, handed employees $100 bills in celebration of the company's 100th anniversary. The Benjamins bonanza took place on Wednesday, the 100th day of the year.

All told, 97 employees scored the bonus (if only they'd hired three more). The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reported that the company even handled the taxes.

Blair Dial Austin, a spokesperson, told the Journal-Courier, said that while the $100 wasn't a "life-changing amount," it was still very much appreciated. "We think turning 100 is kind of above and beyond and is something really unique and deserves to be celebrated," she said.

The owners of the company, which specializes in industrial, medical and laboratory gases, felt strongly about recognizing the hard work of their employees, according to Austin. "It takes employees to get us here,” she said.

ILMO has 10 offices around the country.