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Fluke Corporation

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Fluke Corporation
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryIndustrial Test Products
Founded1948 in Everett, Washington, U.S.
FounderJohn Fluke Sr.
HeadquartersEverett, Washington
Key people
Jason Waxman
Number of employees
2,525 (as of May 2016)[1]

Fluke Corporation is an American manufacturer of industrial test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, including electronic test equipment. It was started in 1948 by John Fluke while he was employed at General Electric.


John Fluke founded Fluke Corporation in October 1953 as the John Fluke Manufacturing Company, Inc., producing electrical metering equipment.

In 1987, Fluke partnered with the Dutch electronics manufacturer Philips. Together, the companies developed the scopemeter, an instrument combining features of an oscilloscope and a multimeter. Fluke purchased the testing and measurements division of Philips in 1993 for $41.8 million.[2] The Philips PM series of measurement instruments was rebranded as Fluke.

Fluke was bought by the Danaher Corporation in 1998. Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Fluke, in 2016 to create Fortive.[3]

Purchase of DNI Nevada[edit]

In 2002, Fluke purchased DNI Nevada (formerly Dynatech Nevada/Neurodyne-Dempsey), a Carson City, Nevada based manufacturer of medical test equipment,[4] best known for being the original makers of the FitTester 3000 quantitative respirator fit test machine.[5] Fluke subsequently placed DNI Nevada under the Fluke Biomedical brand, and moved manufacturing to its Everett headquarters in 2004.[6]


Pomona Electronics[edit]

Pomona Electronics is a company specializing in electronic test equipment and accessories. It was founded in 1951 by Joseph J. and Carl W. Musarra, who were brothers.[7][8] Founded to manufacture test cable harnesses for examining television cathode-ray tubes.[9] the company started in a factory location around the size of a living room.[9] By 1976, it was owned by ITT Industries,[10] which in 1999 sold it to Fluke.[11] In 2002, Pomona Electronics relocated its manufacturing facility to Everett, Washington.[12]



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  5. ^ "DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926". US OSHA. 1998-01-08. Retrieved 2024-05-24.
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  9. ^ a b "Specialization Credited for Steady Growth". Los Angeles Times. 1961-01-29. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "25-Year Honors". Progress Bulletin. 1976-01-24. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Fluke acquires Pomona Electronics". Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News. 1999-01-25. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  12. ^ Smith, Kevin (2002-04-16). "2 firms planning to leave Pomona - Companies will take 150 jobs with them". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

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