AFL Receives Four Awards for its Annual United Way Campaign

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer, was recognized by United Way of the Piedmont for various aspects of its annual United Way corporate campaign. AFL received four awards including a top award for Outstanding Employee Giving ($100K - $150K) and achieving the greatest percentage increase in associate giving. AFL set a personal record with a 12 percent increase in donor participation and 7 percent increase in its corporate contribution.

“AFL has a culture of giving back to the community and we firmly believe that United Way is one of the best organizations that do this,” said Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “Through this campaign, we are better equipped to understand the need locally and help our neighbors.”

Themed “United in Caring – Paint a Brighter Tomorrow,” AFL’s campaign gave associates the opportunity to learn about United Way and various nonprofit organizations as well as give back to their community. The campaign included a personal message via video from AFL associates who have been directly impacted by an agency funded by United Way.

AFL also received an award for Outstanding Creativity, for having a creative and innovative campaign theme and involving associates; Outstanding Campaign Committee, for demonstrating exceptional teamwork resulting in increased associate per capita giving; and lastly, Volunteer Spirit, for promoting involvement in their associates in community volunteer projects.

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About AFL 
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. 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, Europe, Asia and Australia. 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