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2018 News

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.

AFL Volunteers Choose Grant Recipients, Award $25K

Nine organizations around the world were recipients of this annual award that recognizes AFL volunteers.

Light Brigade® Licenses Partners in the Middle East for FTTx Training

Bright Wires in Saudi Arabia, Lantern Electricals Trading LLC, and Oman Fiber Optic in Oman now offer Light Brigade’s FTTx for Installers and Technicians training course. Each

AFL Awards $45K in Grants to Six Upstate SC Organizations

Made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the organizations’ programs align with AFL’s focus areas of STEM education and social services outreach.

AFL Develops Rapid Deployment System for Tactical Fiber Optic Cables

This system eases the deployment of tactical fiber optic cables by greatly reducing handling and set up time for portable deployment and retrieval in field conditions.

AFL Launches Heavy Duty Outside Plant MicroCore® Cable

Designed for use in standard HDPE ducts, aerial messenger systems and bundled micro-duct pathways, the cable has a diameter up to 50 percent smaller than traditional loose tube cables.

AFL Introduces Compact Splicing and Distribution Enclosure

The LightLink 550 is a compact wall-mounted enclosure that builds upon the success of its larger counterpart, the LightLink 580, by providing similar patching and splicing capability but in a smaller form factor.

AFL Introduces Ultra HD MicroCore with SpiderWeb Ribbon®

The cable supports high fiber density deployments in data center and central office installation environments and is designed to optimize splicing efficiency when interconnected with AFL’s Wrapping Tube Cable.

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