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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke announces new grant program for educators and students in industrial process control technology

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, will donate $65,000 worth of test instruments to schools and training programs for use in teaching students to diagnose and repair sophisticated industrial process control systems.

Through the new Fluke Industrial Control Grant Program, announced today, instructors in accredited U.S. training programs can apply for grants of Fluke industrial test instruments for classroom use.

Five different schools will be selected to receive kits of nine Fluke test tools. Each kit is valued at $13,000 and includes three Fluke 719 Pressure Calibrators, three Fluke 773 Milliamp Process Clamp Meters and three award-winning Fluke 289 True RMS Industrial Logging Multimeters with TrendCapture. Fluke will announce the winners in November, 2010.

“Fluke values the contribution the instructors and trainers make and appreciate the opportunity to participate in the classroom,” said Jim Shields, Product Manager, Process tools. “The winning applicants will receive state-of-the-art test instruments they and their students can really use.”

Whether they receive a grant or not, educators can take advantage of important teaching support provided by Fluke: videos on all three products; a curriculum kit on industrial process controls; Fluke webinars on process tools; and a live webinar featuring Fluke process expert Jim Shields.

Grant Applications Available Online

To participate in the program, educators must be members of the Fluke Education Partnership Program. Complete guidelines and an application form are available at the Fluke Educators Portal at Education Partnerships. Deadline for applications is October 18, 2010.

Grant winners must be willing to provide photos and/or videos of their students using the tools, and provide comments regarding their experience with the products.

For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com.

About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Best in Test, Engineer’s Choice and Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.