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ACA Conductor Accessories Acquires Dossert Corporation

7/1/2008

Spartanburg, SC - ACA Conductor Accessories, a division of AFL, announces the acquisition of Dossert Corporation, a privately-held premier brand supplier of substation accessories in the power utility market. The acquisition and new product offering further enhance ACA’s position as one of the leading substation suppliers in the power utility industry.

“The acquisition of Dossert reaffirms ACA Conductor Accessories’ commitment to the power utility market,” stated Steve Ferguson, General Manager. “Furthermore, with an enhanced substation product offering, ACA will be able to meet the demands of a market that is seeing continuous and escalating growth.”

Dossert has a proven history as one of the industry’s technological and innovative suppliers. Founded in 1904, Dossert introduced the first solderless electrical connection, virtually eliminating the use of solder in making electrical connections and splices. Since then, Dossert has been keeping pace with the progress in methods of both the generation and distribution of electricity. Since 1980, Dossert has expanded its transportation business into the 'Light Rail' area by providing overhead catenary systems and components to some of the major rail companies in the United States.

The Dossert product family is designed for the Power Utility, Transportation, OEM and Electrical Distributor markets and consists of both copper and aluminum connectors for substations, switch yards, transmission lines, grounding systems, and industrial applications. Dossert products will be available from ACA Conductor Accessories effective immediately. For additional information, visit www.ACAsolutions.com.

About ACA Conductor Accessories
ACA Conductor Accessories (ACA) is one of the world's foremost suppliers of aluminum conductor accessories. Product offerings include compression fittings for transmission conductors, bus conductor, substation accessories, motion control devices, joint compounds, hydraulic tools, Alumoweld® and Copperweld®. In addition to manufactured products, ACA offers engineering, training and testing services.

About AFL
AFL is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the Electric Utility, Broadband, Telco, OEM, Private Network and Wireless markets. It has operations in the U.S., Mexico and the U.K. AFL is a division of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

Contacts 
Steve Ferguson, General Manager
ACA Conductor Accessories
864.433.5530
steve.ferguson@aflglobal.com

Corie Culp, Public Relations Manager
AFL
864.433.5409
corie.culp@aflglobal.com

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