International Paper Company is a global paper and packaging business with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. It has a work force of more than 51,000 employees with over 33,000 located in the United States. With annual sales of nearly $20 billion, the company distributes printing, graphic arts, maintenance and industrial products through approximately 250 branches in the U.S. International Paper Company operates more than 15 pulp and paper mills, over 80 converting and packaging plants and nearly four wood product facilities. Its North American distribution company, xpedx, specializes in uncoated paper products and industrial and consumer packaging. The company additionally manages more than 300,000 acres of forestland. International Paper Company serves the agriculture, food service, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, automotive, beverage and hospitality industries. It markets a selection of land available for investment, forest management and recreation.