Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company with nearly 100 years of history delivering specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW has approximately 840 decentralized business units in 57 countries that employee approximately 59,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud that our current number of global patents and patent applications exceeds 19,000.
ITW Brands was formed in 1992 to meet the growing demand from consumers and remodeling contractors for high-quality home improvement and do-it-yourselfer construction products. ITW Brands' products are used and trusted by industry professionals. Our top-quality tools and fasteners include: Tapcon, E-Z Ancor, Red Head, Ramset, Teks, Rock-On, Backer-On and Tornado. Each brand is the market leader in its respective category in terms of quality, performance, and ease of use.