AFL Recipient of BB&T Lighthouse Beam Safety Award

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, was awarded the BB&T Lighthouse Beam Safety Award, an award program instituted by BB&T Insurance Services, AFL's insurance broker for workers compensation. Recognition is based on overall safety performance and implementation of effective safety policies and procedures over the previous year. AFL earned the top award of “Excellent,” the highest ranking a company can receive. Less than ten companies in the state of South Carolina qualified for this award.

“Safety is one of AFL’s core values,” stated Doug Hoffman, director of environment, health and safety. “Our associates work hard to maintain this core value and take time to ensure everyone is working safely—every day. I’m exceptionally proud of our associates for making this award possible.”

AFL is committed to the safety of its associates, regularly reviewing its policy and seeking to continuously improve environment, health and safety performance. AFL also supports the responsible use of natural resources, energy conservation, waste minimization and pollution prevention. Regular audits are conducted to ensure conformance to these policies.

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Pictured left to right: Ted Drinkhahn, treasurer and risk manager, AFL; Ken Gallagher, risk services manager, BB&T; Don Heatherly, EHS manager, AFL; Robert Crowder, chief financial officer and secretary, AFL; Doug Hoffman, EHS director, AFL; Granger Massey, workers compensation coordinator, AFL; Chandler Griffith, BB&T VP CIC Insurance Services

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. 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, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Doug Hoffman
Director, Environment, Health and Safety

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager