AFL Response - COVID-19 - 05/12/2020 Executive Order ? Securing the US Bulk-Power System

Dear Valued Customer:

During these extraordinary times, AFL continues to manufacture high quality, innovative products and provide outstanding engineering and installation services. “Customers First” is one of our Core Values. In everything we do, we are working so that you can continue to deliver superior support and services to your customers.

On May 1, President Trump signed an Executive Order to secure the United States bulk power system. Specifically, this guards against the purchase and installation of products from foreign adversaries. With the nation’s bulk power system being a potential target, AFL is committed to protecting the integrity of the transmission and substation electrical grid.

AFL manufactures its fiber optic cable, fiber optic hardware, transmission, substation and distribution products at multiple facilities in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Because we manufacture within the United States, we believe our products, inclusive of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), ADSS, transmission and substation system components, align with this Executive Order and the intent of President Trump.

AFL remains fully committed to serving you with integrity, connecting you with innovative technologies, exceptional products and high-quality services. We will continue to do this today, throughout this international crisis and into the future, especially as we return to normal operating conditions.

We appreciate your business. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly.

I hope you and your families continue to stay safe during this COVID situation.

Thank you.

Stephen T. Ferguson
EVP, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service