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AFL Vice President Elected to Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board


Grant BurnsSpartanburg, SC – AFL , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan and local manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, announces that Grant Burns, vice president and general counsel, has been elected to the Spartanburg Community College Foundation (SCCF) Board of Directors. The Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance to Spartanburg Community College, focusing on the provision of scholarships, curriculum, resources, equipment, facilities and grants that help students, faculty, and the community achieve academic excellence that contribute to a vibrant local economy.
Burns is an alumnus of Clemson University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Economics. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Burns has worked extensively with his alma mater, Clemson University, where he served two years on the Board of the Clemson University Foundation in addition to a term on its Board of Visitors. He is also a past president of the university’s alumni association.

“As workforce development becomes a bigger issue for the state of South Carolina, upstate manufacturers like AFL will be looking even more to institutions like Spartanburg Community College for solutions.” commented Burns. “It is an honor to have been asked to serve on the SCCF Board of Directors at a time when higher education and manufacturing partnerships have become so crucial.”
Burns oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance as well as government affairs for AFL. In addition, he is involved in the strategic and legal activities of Fujikura Automotive America (FAA) and Fujikura America Incorporated (FAI).
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About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. 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 communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless 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, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

About Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is a public, two year, multi-site College serving Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties in northwestern South Carolina. Founded in 1963, the state institution offers more than 100 associate degree programs that lead to career path employment and/or university transfer. SCC is one of 16 community/technical colleges in South Carolina and a member institution of the South Carolina Technical College System.

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