AFL Division Reaches Milestone 5M Safe Work Hours

Spartanburg, SC – AFL’s accessories division reached a record-breaking milestone of 5,000,000 safe work hours, representing more than 20 years without a lost time accident. The “machine shop” environment focuses on the fabrication and assembly of aluminum, steel and bronze parts for the electrical utility and rail transit markets. Accessories associates use hand tooling and CNC machinery extensively to create these heavy parts, exposing them to hand injuries every day.

“This is a milestone testament to the hard work and dedication of our associates to work safely, and AFL’s commitment to our core values through training and investment in creating a safe work environment” commented Eric Borowicz, General Manager for AFL’s accessories division.

Safe work hours equates to the cumulative number of work hours in the facility since the last event which resulted in an associate missing a day of work as a result of a workplace accident.

“Given the type of industrial business this division operates in, this is an exceptional accomplishment and a great testament to our workforce,” explained Jody Gallagher, president and CEO of AFL.

AFL provides superior performance and reliability for electric power utilities and rail companies. Drawing on the experience gained from over 80 years designing and manufacturing accessory products, AFL helps to improve the reliability of critical electrical and optical infrastructure used for the transmission and distribution of electricity.
AFL’s accessories products are manufactured in Duncan, SC in a facility that is certified to ISO 4001 and ISO 9001:2015 standards. For additional information on AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Eric Borowicz
General Manager, Accessories Division

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager