Miscellaneous

The continuing advances of power hand tools receive much attention, and many are linked directly to lithium-ion battery platforms. Tools are lighter, more powerful for their weights, more productive and easier to use.

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Fluke Corp. announces the "My First Fluke" program, which allows students actively enrolled in technical or vocational schools, colleges, universities, apprenticeship programs or high schools in the United States to purchase one Fluke tool at a 25 percent discount.

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The following is an announcement from Panduit on the passing of its founder, Jack Caveney, Sr. TINLEY PARK, IL (November 15, 2012) – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of the founder of Panduit, Jack Caveney, Sr.

Nik Wallenda made headlines on June 15 as the daredevil, scion of the famous Flying Wallenda family, walked across a 1,800-foot-long cable suspended over Niagara Falls.

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