Operational since 1913, ITW Signode Packaging Systems is a multinational manufacturer of packaging materials that includes stretch film, carton-sealing tape, steel and plastic strapping and application equipment and accessories. The company has a service and parts department that offers machine maintenance contracts and regular, scheduled overhaul programs. The company manufactures protective packaging systems for the beverage containers, corrugated, cotton and synthetic fibers, graphic arts, metals, lumber and panel, brick and concrete pavers and paper industries. The company s carton-sealing tape is used to package produce and meat products, and clothing and electronic parts. Its plastic strapping systems are used to package a wide range of products, including newspapers and produce, and polyvinyl chloride pipes and cotton bales.