spec-eFor Immediate Release – October 20, 2008

Contact: Nikki Johnson, Marketing Coordinator 636.300.2029

FoxJet Announces Release of Spec.e Automated Labeling Printers

FoxJet is pleased to announce the release of automated labeling systems and printers solutions for the industrial marketplace. FoxJet is traditionally known for their industrial high resolution case coding and decorating systems. The addition of automated labeling equipment rounds out FoxJet’s current offering of product identification solutions.

The new Spec.e labeling from FoxJet are all-electric. These state-of-the-art systems require no shop air, which means they use about 80% less energy than traditional pneumatic labeling. Energy reduction has become an important consideration for most individuals and companies. Not only does energy reduction save money, it saves valuable resources in the environment. The all-electric feature of the FoxJet Spec.e labeling also lends itself to increased flexibility and up-time for the user.

As an extension of Illinois Tools Works (NYSE: ITW), FoxJet possesses an innovative spirit and high regard for customer satisfaction. We are committed to providing product identification solutions that help manufacturers save money and save the environment. The eco-friendly Spec.e automated label printer applicators, along with FoxJet’s complete line of marking and coding equipment, can be seen at PackExpo International 2008 in Chicago November 9 – 13. For more information, please visit www.foxjet.com