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Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 342–344 | Cite as

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Affordable Test and Measurement Tools Fuel Company’s Growth

Extech Instruments, a subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc., continued to gain market share in handheld test and measurement equipment and entry-level infrared cameras in 2008, with total sales and product shipments reaching an all-time high. As a reflection of the economic downturn, Extech has witnessed a continued surge in demand for their wide range of quality products at affordable prices.

Jerry Blakeley, general manager at Extech, said, “These are difficult times for many of our customers. Even with restricted budgets, many electrical and HVAC professionals still need to replace or upgrade tools. Many are taking a closer look at Extech’s product line when considering a multimeter, infrared camera, or other test equipment.” He has found that “more and more customers are scrutinizing specs and reading online reviews to level the playing field with apples-to-apples comparisons. That’s where Extech shines. With a diverse selection...

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