ITW – Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures various industrial products and equipment worldwide. It operates in Transportation, Power Systems and Electronics, Industrial Packaging, Food Equipment, Construction Products, Polymers & Fluids, and Decorative segments. The company also offers equipment and related software for testing and measuring of materials and structures; plastic reclosable packaging and consumables; foil and film products; product coding and marking equipment; and conveyor systems. Illinois Tool Works Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in Glenview, Illinois.

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