Illinois Tool Works Inc. is a global manufacturer of a diversified range of industrial products and equipment with operations in 56 countries. The Company operates in seven segments: Automotive other equipment manufacturer (OEM), Test & Measurement and Electronics, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, Welding, Construction Products and Specialty Products. The Company uses raw materials including steel, resins, chemicals and paper. The Company's international operations include subsidiaries and joint ventures in 55 foreign countries on six continents. These operations serve such end markets as general industrial, automotive, construction, food institutional/restaurant and service, food and beverage, consumer durables, electronics, maintenance, repair and operations and others on a worldwide basis.

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