AFL Celebrates Arbor Day with District 5 Intermediate Schools

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading global fiber optic cable and accessories manufacturer, presented nearly 1,400 pine trees in celebration of Arbor Day in South Carolina. The trees are part of AFL’s Thrive program, a commitment to being an environmental steward by recycling, reducing waste and planting trees. Students, teachers and staff of Beech Springs Intermediate and Berry Shoals Intermediate, both in Spartanburg County School District 5, were recipients of the trees.

“AFL is committed to building a better company and a better community for future generations,” commented Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “Demonstrating these efforts by providing trees or keeping our interstates clean are small ways to make a difference. We hope to impress upon our future generations how important it is to take care of what we have now.”

AFL has provided more than 20,000 trees worldwide since the conservation program started nearly 12 years ago. AFL is ISO 14001 EMS certified, is an active participant with the PalmettoPride’s Prideway initiative, and consistently raises the bar year-after-year to conserve energy and reduce environmental impact.

AFL’s extensive Community Outreach Program provides grants, sponsorships, employee engagement projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager