AFL Recipient of SCMA Workplace Safety Award

Spartanburg, SC – Two AFL facilities were honored with the South Carolina Manufacturers Association (SCMA) Plant Safety Award for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2016. AFL’s fiber optic cable manufacturing facility and accessories facility, both in Duncan, received this award. Incidence rates at both locations were below the statewide average.   

“AFL takes multiple precautions to ensure the health and safety of our associates every day,” explained Don Heatherly, Environment, Health and Safety manager for AFL’s five Spartanburg facilities. “Our goal is to become an injury-free workplace, and with the support and attention of our associates, we are committed to continuous improvement.”  

Heatherly and Jason Chevallard, senior EHS manager, represented AFL at the ceremony. More than 100 manufacturing South Carolina facilities were honored with this award.

The SCMA is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state’s manufacturing industry. AFL has been a member of SCMA for more than 15 years.

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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

Corie Culp
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