Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (ITP:CN) is a packaging products and systems company which supplies retailers and manufacturers, based in Montreal and Sarasota, Florida, with 17 locations, 12 manufacturing locations in North America and one in Europe, and 2000 employees. Products include paper-based and film-based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tape for sealing boxes and repairing plumbing. Intertape is the second-largest tape producer in North America behind 3M, and its market share for most products is 20 to 30 percent. About 80 percent of sales were made in the United States as of 2015, with 10 percent in Canada and Mexico. Melbourne F. Yull started Intertape Polymer Group in 1981 Intertape Polymer Group incorporated August 31, 1993. in Montreal. At first Intertape sold tape in a small area, but the company grew quickly with acquisitions. Intertape did very well in the 1990s, with the stock going from C$10 to nearly C$50. The Early 2000s recession and competition from Asia hurt the company. Intertape was starting to turn around by the 2008 recession, but its stock fell to just over C$1.