AFL Raleigh and Monroe Locations Recognized for Outstanding Safety Record

Raleigh and Monroe, NC – The North Carolina Department of Labor Safety Awards program presented AFL associates in Raleigh and Monroe with five “Gold Awards” at the 2014 Annual Union County Safety Awards Banquet hosted by South Piedmont Community College. The awards recognize their commitment toward promoting a safe and healthy work environment.

The Gold Award is based on the DART rate, which includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfers; and recognizes companies for not having an injury that resulted in such cases.

Both the Raleigh and Monroe locations received their fifth consecutive award in the enterprise category and their seventh consecutive award in the regional category. Additionally, Monroe received its first “Million Hour Safety Award.”

The Million Hour Safety Award is given to companies that accumulate one million employee hours with no injuries or illnesses that resulted in days away from work. The Monroe location received that honor with zero employees missing work from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012.

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

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