International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. The company's Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. Its Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated and coated papers for use in copiers, desktop, and laser printers, and digital imaging; pulp that is used in the manufacture of printing, writing, and specialty papers, as well as towel and tissue products, and filtration products; and uncoated bristols. The company's Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboard for various packaging and commercial printing end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software, tobacco products, greeting cards, paperback book covers, lottery tickets, direct mail, and point-of-purchase advertising under the Everest, Fortress, Starcote, and Carolina brands. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. Its Distribution segment distributes products and services to various customer markets, including commercial printers with printing papers and graphic pre-press, printing presses, and post-press equipment; building services and away-from-home markets with facility supplies; and manufacturers with packaging supplies and equipment, as well as offers warehousing and delivery services. International Paper Company sells its paper, packaging products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.