AFL Recipient of BBB Upstate 2019 Business of Integrity Award for Community Service

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, was honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Business of Integrity Award for Community Service (200+ employee category) by the Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate. The Business of Integrity Awards recognize outstanding businesses for commitment to exceptional marketplace standards that benefit their consumers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which they do business and serve.

“Their culture of volunteerism and dedication to serving their community sets AFL apart from other companies, which is why we are proud to select them as a 2019 Business of Integrity Award winner,” said Vee Daniel, president and CEO, Better Business Bureau of the Upstate.

Nominations are submitted by customers or the companies themselves, therefore, this award differs from many others in the Upstate. Rather than being decided by popularity, nominees are put through a rigorous application process evaluating the company's demonstrated commitment to business practices that build trust with employees, customers and vendors in the marketplace.

“AFL has a robust Community Outreach Program built on the belief that we can create a better community through our efforts—whether financial or through volunteerism,” explained Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “We are supported by a Community Advisory Board that consists of several Upstate community leaders. With their input and feedback, we feel confident we are focusing our efforts in the right areas.”  

AFL’s Community Program consists of grants and sponsorships, volunteer projects plus a Month of Service, an annual fundraising campaign, scholarship fund, disaster relief and more.

For more information on AFL, its products and services, and its community outreach programs, visit  

Pictured (L to R): Grant Burns, AFL Vice President and General Counsel; Claire Lawrence, AFL Paralegal; Ryan O’Sullivan, AFL Director of Customer Service and Distribution

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 Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and “like us” on Facebook. Review our blog or subscribe to our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
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Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager