AFL Receives Spartanburg Chamber Economic Futures Award

Spartanburg, SC – AFL announces that it is the recipient of the 2013 Economic Futures Award presented during the 95th Annual Chamber Meeting for the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

Each year the Economic Futures Group, the economic development organization for Spartanburg County, honors one company for its continued and substantial investment in the community.

“AFL has been in the upstate since 1984. By holding fast to our vision to positively impact communities by delivering superior solutions, AFL has continued to grow locally and internationally by collaborating with our communities and investing in new markets,” said Jody Gallagher, President and CEO of AFL.

AFL manufactures, engineers and installs fiber optic cable and associated equipment. Customers include regional and long distance telephone carriers, electric utilities, cable television operators, wireless service providers, data communication providers, private network operators and equipment manufacturers.

Headquartered in Spartanburg County since 2005, AFL invested $8.6 million last year to expand operations resulting in an additional manufacturing facility in Duncan.

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. 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, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

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