About Our Company TNI Packaging, Inc,, formerly Tie Net International, Inc, was founded in 1968 as a manufacturer of netting and other packaging products used in the food industry and located in an 85, 000 square foot facility in West Chicago, IL. The netting manufacturing arm of Tie Net International, was purchased by Tipper-Tie, a division of Dover Industries in 1994. TNI continued on with the manufacturing portion of the company that produced the pretied covered elastic loops marketed under the name CHICKEN TUCKERS , producing nearly 4 million of these food loops each week. In 1999, the company applied for and was issued U. S. Patent 5816905 for colored ties. The color-coded food loops are used primarily to identify certain ingredients, spices, rubs or marinades. Red, for example, might be used for hot or spicy sauces, Burgundy for barbecue, a Tan for garlic, Yellow for lemon pepper, and so on. Color ties also provide added eye appeal to any food product. The company can also produce these handy ties in multi-color so as to emulate customers' logo colors, the color of country's flags, for ethnic identity, etc.