AFL Presents $163K to United Way of the Piedmont

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, presented the United Way of the Piedmont with a check for $163,000. The donation was made possible by AFL associates and AFL’s Community Outreach Program, and was a direct result of the company’s annual United Way campaign. During this three-week campaign, associates learn about United Way’s impact on local communities and become a part of that impact by giving back.

Associate giving for the campaign exceeded AFL’s goal of $160,000 and last year’s grand total of $145,000, setting a record for AFL. With an 80’s theme titled “Let’s Go Crazy” which was tied to the company’s 30-year anniversary, the campaign built on last year’s success, and culminated with a 23 percent increase in participation and a 15 percent increase in overall associate giving.

“This year’s goal was to educate our associates on the incredible work United Way does in our community,” said Corie Culp, AFL community relations manager. “Through agency tours and visits, speakers and events, we achieved this goal. This year’s campaign was a huge success, and we are so thankful for the dedication of our associates to impact local communities.”

From perusing local nonprofit booths at two agency fairs to an 80’s costume contest, associates were given the opportunity to learn about local community needs through a variety of fun and informative events. The campaign included a dollar-for-dollar match for new donors, further showcasing AFL’s commitment to giving back.

United Way is only one element of AFL’s multifaceted Community Outreach Program. The program also includes grants, ACT (AFL Community Team) projects, sponsorships, Take Root (a program to provide trees to communities) and disaster relief. For additional information about AFL and the company’s outreach, visit

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

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager