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AFL Donates $47,000+ to Aid in Japanese Recovery Efforts


Spartanburg, SC – In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan on March 11, AFL associates were immediately asking "How can we help?". AFL stepped into action, matching donations made by associates to the International Red Cross, dollar for dollar. Associates contributed over $23,000 and with AFL's match, donated over $47,000 to the Red Cross efforts in Japan.

AFL started collecting donations immediately after the disaster and continued throughout the month of March. Donations were collected from AFL locations across the world including Europe and Mexico, as well as from sister companies of AFL including the AFL automotive division.

"Sometimes we feel so helpless being on the other side of the world, but one way we could give back was through monetary donations sent to the Red Cross and specifically designating those donations for the Japanese Earthquake / Tsunami relief efforts," said Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. "It seems so small but we know it'll make a difference combined with the efforts of everyone around the world."

AFL's parent company, Fujikura Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. All associates and family are accounted for although some extended family and friends were affected.

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost telecommunications companies supporting both the central office and outside plant areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit


Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL