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North Star Imaging Inc. (www.4nsi.com) is a leading developer and manufacturer of nondestructive testing systems and software for industrial and research applications. NSI develops technologies that allow its customers to advance innovation through the use of state-of-the-art computed tomography and digital radiography imaging systems. The company’s products, primarily marketed under the X-View, ImagiX and eXpress-CT brands, utilize advanced methodologies to nondestructively produce images of objects with exceptional resolution and contrast. NSI’s systems are widely used by industry leading customers in diverse markets, including life sciences, military/defense, aerospace, security, research/education, industrial and electronics, among others.
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (www.itwinc.com), with $13.9 billion in 2009 revenues, is a multi-national manufacturer of a diversified range of value-adding and short-lead time industrial products and equipment. The company consists of nearly 800 business units in 57 countries and employs approximately 59,000 people.