AFL Spartanburg Manufacturing Facilities Recognized by SCMA for Workplace Safety

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, accessories and hardware, earned five South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) Plant Safety Awards for manufacturing locations in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Facilities with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers or restrictions below statewide manufacturing averages for their NAICS code were nominated and earned the award.

In 2021, five AFL manufacturing facilities located in Duncan operated with a low rate of incidents. These locations manufacture fiber optic cable, aluminum clad steel and conductor accessories and one supports fusion splicing and testing.   

“Safety is essential to the day-to-day operations of not only production facilities but also our offices,” explained Geoff VanderVeen, EHS Director for AFL. “We educate and train our associates throughout the year on different safety aspects as it pertains to emergencies, hazardous materials, machine operations and more. It is their knowledge, attention and respect for safety that helped us achieve this award.”   

One of AFL’s Core Values is Environment Health and Safety. It is AFL’s policy to operate in a safe, responsible manner which respects the environment and the health of employees, customers, and the communities where it has operations. AFL commits to continuous review and improvement of environmental, health and safety performance and includes objectives, targets and metrics as part of its annual business and operating plans.

AFL is an active member of SCMA, the only statewide organization dedicated to the interests of manufacturers. 85 South Carolina companies were recognized with safety awards by SCMA this year.

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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, hyperscale and industrial 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 Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook, and read our blog.

Geoff VanderVeen
EHS Director, AFL

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL