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AFL Associates Present $17,000 Campaign Donation to United Way

6/20/2018
AFL’s Test & Inspection Division completed its annual United Way campaign with a $17,000 total donation to local United Way organizations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.


AFL Associates Donate Record-Breaking $352K to Communities Worldwide

6/19/2018
The “Imagine That!” annual campaign supports associates’ financial donations to organizations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and New Zealand.


AFL North Carolina Locations Recognized for Safety

6/6/2018
AFL was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor and the Union County Chamber of Commerce, for excellence in safety.


AFL Hyperscale and Light Brigade® Associates Present $14,000 United Way Campaign Donation

6/6/2018
Both companies completed AFL's annual United Way campaign by presenting a $14,000 donation to United Way of King County.


AFL Honored by Laser Focus World 2018 Innovators Awards Program

6/4/2018
AFL was honored with a Silver award for its LZM-110A+ LAZERMaster which recognizes “a very good innovation that resulted in marked improvement over previous methods employed, approaches taken or products/systems used.”


AFL Presents 2018-2019 Naruse Academic Scholarship Award

5/31/2018
AFL presented the 2018-2019 Naruse Academic Scholarship award to Julia McElhinny, daughter of Steve McElhinny, IT Director in AFL’s Information Technology department.


AFL to Feature MicroCore® Cable, Compact Enclosures and FOCIS Duel at Fiber Connect

5/30/2018
AFL will be showcasing a new compact splicing and distribution enclosure, 200 µm buffered OSP MicroCore cable and the new FOCIS Duel Fiber Inspection Tool in booth #1507.


AFL Associates Present $287,000 Campaign Donation to United Way of the Piedmont

5/30/2018
Made possible by AFL associates and AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the donation set a record with a 21 percent increase over the previous year’s donation and an 11 percent increase in associate donations.


AFL Recipient of SCMA Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award

5/1/2018
This award recognizes the positive contributions manufacturers make in their local communities.


AFL Awards Grant to Hope Center for Children

4/26/2018
The grant will support Hope Center for Children's Transitional Living Program, providing funding for case management, housing, supplies and more.


AFL Presents $15,000 Grant to Middle Tyger Community Center

4/23/2018
The grant, made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, will support the 3K class which is in its second year at the Center.


AFL Volunteers Choose Grant Recipients, Award $25K

4/17/2018
Nine organizations around the world were recipients of this annual award that recognizes AFL volunteers.


Light Brigade® Licenses Partners in the Middle East for FTTx Training

4/16/2018
Bright Wires in Saudi Arabia, Lantern Electricals Trading LLC, and Oman Fiber Optic in Oman now offer Light Brigade’s FTTx for Installers and Technicians training course. Each


AFL Awards $45K in Grants to Six Upstate SC Organizations

4/11/2018
Made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the organizations’ programs align with AFL’s focus areas of STEM education and social services outreach.


AFL Develops Rapid Deployment System for Tactical Fiber Optic Cables

4/10/2018
This system eases the deployment of tactical fiber optic cables by greatly reducing handling and set up time for portable deployment and retrieval in field conditions.


AFL Launches Heavy Duty Outside Plant MicroCore® Cable

4/4/2018
Designed for use in standard HDPE ducts, aerial messenger systems and bundled micro-duct pathways, the cable has a diameter up to 50 percent smaller than traditional loose tube cables.


AFL Introduces Compact Splicing and Distribution Enclosure

4/3/2018
The LightLink 550 is a compact wall-mounted enclosure that builds upon the success of its larger counterpart, the LightLink 580, by providing similar patching and splicing capability but in a smaller form factor.


AFL Introduces Ultra HD MicroCore with SpiderWeb Ribbon®

4/2/2018
The cable supports high fiber density deployments in data center and central office installation environments and is designed to optimize splicing efficiency when interconnected with AFL’s Wrapping Tube Cable.


AFL Recognized as SCC Economic Visionary

3/26/2018
The award is given to honor four Upstate companies for extraordinary leadership in transforming the Upstate of South Carolina.


AFL Spartanburg Facilities Receive SCMA Workplace Safety Award

3/21/2018
Five AFL facilities located in Duncan, South Carolina were honored with the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) Plant Safety Award for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2017.


AFL Showcasing 3,456F Optical Cable, Board Level Connectivity at OFC

3/7/2018
Visit Booth #4239 to see AFL’s 3,456F Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb Ribbon®, FOCIS Duel Inspection System and board level optical connectivity solutions.


AFL’s FOCIS Duel Honored with Two Awards at BICSI Winter

2/27/2018
Winning by attendee votes, the FOCIS Duel was the “Install Tools, Methods and Testing” category winner and overall Best in Show winner.


AFL FOCIS WiFi2 Finalist for Lightwave Innovation Reviews

2/26/2018
AFL’s FOCIS WiFi2 fiber optic connector inspection system has been selected as a 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Finalist in the Field Test Equipment category.


AFL Associate Earns Professional Engineer (PE) License

2/13/2018
Dustin Dell, applications engineer for AFL’s Specialty Solutions division, is the recipient of the Professional Engineer license awarded by the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.


AFL Introduces FOCIS Duel Fiber Inspection Tool

2/6/2018
FOCIS Duel is a field-ready, handheld digital inspection microscope offering optimal LC connector analysis performance to reduce fiber handling operating costs (OPEX).


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