AFL Receives Multiple SC Chamber Workplace Safety Awards

Spartanburg, SC – June 2, 2017 – AFL, a leading international manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, received three workplace safety awards from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for plants in Spartanburg County. Companies that received the award had outstanding lost workday rates during the 2016 calendar year. AFL was one of hundreds of companies in South Carolina to receive this recognition.

“Safety is a priority for everyone at AFL, whether someone is working on the manufacturing floor or sitting at a desk. It’s everyone’s responsibility to be diligent and watch for hazards that could occur and report them,” explained Doug Hoffman, EHS director for all of AFL’s operations.

AFL’s fiber optic cable facility, accessories facility and wire facility all received workplace safety awards. These facilities operate on two to three shifts per day throughout the year and safety is crucial.

AFL has specific short- and long-term goals at its manufacturing sites—in the United States and abroad. These include providing a safe work environment; regular audits to ensure conformance; and a culture that focuses on continuous improvement. AFL’s goal is to become an injury free workplace.

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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

Doug Hoffman
EHS Director

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager