Students entering engineering, vocational technology, and industrial trades are often inspired along the way by a teacher, family member, neighbor, or mentor. To celebrate John Fluke Sr.’s inspirational career and the 70th anniversary of the company that bears his name, Fluke Corporation, maker of iconic test tools, invites them as well as professionals in the trades to share stories of who inspires them the most.

“Fluke’s legacy is one of inspiration and innovation to bring real-world test tools to professionals who depend on reliable measurements to accomplish their jobs,” said Eric Conley, president of Fluke Industrial Group. “John Fluke said: ‘Always give the customer a little bit more than they paid for,’ which continues to inspire all of us to innovate to the highest degree to create tools that improve efficiencies, keep equipment running, and ensure that the technicians who take the measurements can do so safely.”

The 70th anniversary is just as much about the company’s customers and how they inspire everyone at Fluke as they are about products and technologies. To say thank you, Fluke invites everyone to take part in the celebration.

Student contest 
In the “Student Inspired Contest,” students can share stories about who inspires them to pursue careers in trades for a chance to win Fluke products. Entries must be received by Nov. 9, 2018. For more information or to share your story, visit the Fluke’s Facebook page.

Professional sweepstakes
In celebration of its 70th anniversary, Fluke is giving away a prize package valued at $6,000. Prizes include accessories, logoed products, and, of course, tools. To see the list of prizes and learn how to enter the sweepstakes, visit the Fluke 70th Anniversary site. Entries must be received by Dec. 31, 2018.

70 years of innovation and inspiration
The history of Fluke starts in 1948 post-war America, where John Fluke Sr., a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tacoma, Washington native recognized the need for more accurate, easier to use diagnostic tools to support the post-war manufacturing boom. He started the John Fluke Engineering Company in his basement workshop in Springfield, Conn. and pioneered a highly accurate benchtop power meter that was sold first to the General Electric Company. This was the foundation from which Fluke Corporation has risen to become the world leader in reliable, rugged test and measurement tools and software.

The history of Fluke is filled with innovations and breakthrough technologies too numerous to mention, but highlights of the more important milestones can be found on the 70th Anniversary timeline.

The Fluke legacy of product innovation was inspired by the people who are out there every day working to keep things up and running: technicians, electricians, engineers, and tradespeople. For more information on the Fluke Corporation’s 70th Anniversary, visit: