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AFL Awards $5,000 Grant to Pendleton Place

The grant will support the Smith House, a residential facility that houses up to 10 young women ages 12 to 21.

AFL Forms MERG Group for Veterans, Presents Check to Upstate Warrior Solution

In forming MERG, AFL partnered with Upstate Warrior Solution, an organization dedicated to connecting warriors and their families to resources and opportunities in the community.

AFL Features High Density Cabling, Fiber Inspection and Compact Enclosures at ISE Expo

AFL is exhibiting at ISE Expo in Denver, August 14-16 in booth 327, and featuring OSP MicroCore®, Wrapping Tube Cable, FOCIS Duel, FOCIS WiFi2™ Connector Inspection Systems plus a compact enclosure.

AFL Recognized by SC DHEC Smart Business Recycling Program

Achievements include reducing electricity consumption use by 35 percent, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 83,441 metric tons of CO2 and reducing natural gas consumption by 28 percent.

AFL Presents $2,500 Grant to the Santa Fund

The grant will provide for hats, coats, gloves, pants and boots during the colder months of the year.

AFL Supports Project LEARN with $2,500 Grant

The grant will support the Lowell Loves to Learn BookNook Program.

AFL Division Reaches Milestone 5M Safe Work Hours

This milestone represents more than 20 years without a lost time accident.

AFL Recipient of Eight Technology Patents

Several associates were recognized with patent awards for developing new products and technologies within the fiber optic cable, connectivity and test and inspection divisions.

AFL Awards Grant to Clemson University Foundation

AFL awarded a $5,000 grant to the Clemson University Foundation in support of the Charles H. Townes Optical Science and Engineering Summer Program.

Fujikura Ltd. Elects Jody Gallagher, AFL President/CEO, to Board of Directors

AFL announces that Jody Gallagher, president & CEO, was elected to Fujikura’s Board of Directors at their Annual Shareholders meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

AFL Supports STEM with Grant for The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

AFL awarded a $3,500 grant to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) in support of the FIRST® LEGO® League.

AFL Recognized by United Way of the Piedmont for Annual Campaign

AFL received four awards for its annual corporate campaign including the top award for Employee Giving (companies at $200K+).

AFL Presents $10K Grant to YMCA of Greater Spartanburg

The grant will support the YMCA’s summer camp program for children and the cancer survivorship program.

AFL Monroe NC Associates Present $5,000 United Way Campaign Donation

Associates raised $5,000 for the United Way of Central Carolinas.

AFL Associates Present $17,000 Campaign Donation to United Way

AFL’s Test & Inspection Division completed its annual United Way campaign with a $17,000 total donation to local United Way organizations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

AFL Associates Donate Record-Breaking $352K to Communities Worldwide

The “Imagine That!” annual campaign supports associates’ financial donations to organizations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and New Zealand.

AFL North Carolina Locations Recognized for Safety

AFL was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor and the Union County Chamber of Commerce, for excellence in safety.

AFL Hyperscale and Light Brigade® Associates Present $14,000 United Way Campaign Donation

Both companies completed AFL's annual United Way campaign by presenting a $14,000 donation to United Way of King County.

AFL Honored by Laser Focus World 2018 Innovators Awards Program

AFL was honored with a Silver award for its LZM-110A+ LAZERMaster which recognizes “a very good innovation that resulted in marked improvement over previous methods employed, approaches taken or products/systems used.”

AFL Presents 2018-2019 Naruse Academic Scholarship Award

AFL presented the 2018-2019 Naruse Academic Scholarship award to Julia McElhinny, daughter of Steve McElhinny, IT Director in AFL’s Information Technology department.

AFL to Feature MicroCore® Cable, Compact Enclosures and FOCIS Duel at Fiber Connect

AFL will be showcasing a new compact splicing and distribution enclosure, 200 µm buffered OSP MicroCore cable and the new FOCIS Duel Fiber Inspection Tool in booth #1507.

AFL Associates Present $287,000 Campaign Donation to United Way of the Piedmont

Made possible by AFL associates and AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the donation set a record with a 21 percent increase over the previous year’s donation and an 11 percent increase in associate donations.

AFL Recipient of SCMA Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award

This award recognizes the positive contributions manufacturers make in their local communities.

AFL Awards Grant to Hope Center for Children

The grant will support Hope Center for Children's Transitional Living Program, providing funding for case management, housing, supplies and more.

AFL Presents $15,000 Grant to Middle Tyger Community Center

The grant, made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, will support the 3K class which is in its second year at the Center.



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