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FLUKE CORP.

Fluke Corp., founded in 1948 by John M. Fluke Sr. in the basement of his Springdale, Connecticut home, is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corp. Fluke launched his company with its first product, the model 101 VAW Meter, a unique and innovative power meter. The company made a profit the first year and has operated profitably ever since.

Fluke soon employed six people and decided to return to Seattle. Less than a decade after starting the company, he was able to absorb other small electronics companies. By 1962, John Fluke stood at the helm of one of the nation's fastest growing electronics companies. John Fluke Sr. died in 1984 but the company he started became one of the world's largest broad-line manufacturers and marketers of electronics test and measurement equipment.

Now a multi-national corporation, the Fluke Corp. is headquartered in Everett, WA, USA and has key manufacturing centers in the USA and The Netherlands. Sales and service subsidiary operations are located in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. The company has authorized distributor and manufacturer representative channels in over 100 countries. Fluke now employs approximately 2,400 people worldwide.

Since its inception over 50 years ago, Fluke has leveraged a market that crosses many borders, disciplines and market segments. From industrial electronic installation, maintenance and service, to computer network troubleshooting, maintenance and management, to calibration and quality control, Fluke tools are on the job. Typical customers and users are technicians, engineers, metrologists, and network professionals. For the past decade, portability, ruggedness, safety, ease of use and uncompromising quality have become adjectives used by customers when referring to Fluke products. Fluke is the premier brand of electronic test tools. And for every new manufacturing plant built today, there arises another group of customers that will rely on Fluke products.

The Fluke product line is for professionals in a variety of markets. Electricians, HVAC/R technicians, plant engineers and power quality consultants involved in the maintenance, service and design of every type of industrial, plant and commercial building can take advantage of Fluke products.

Fluke Corp. is a world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and manage communications networks; industrial electronics and electrical equipment; and calibration processes for quality control. With over 2,400 employees, Fluke distributes its products in over 100 countries.
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Date:May 1, 2000
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