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AFL Welcomes SC Women in Manufacturing for Plant Tour

Spartanburg, S.C.May 1, 2023 | AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, connectivity, accessories and equipment, recently welcomed the South Carolina chapter of Women in Manufacturing (WiM) for a tour of the accessories plant in Duncan, South Carolina. WiM is an organization dedicated to empowering female and strengthening the manufacturing sector. 

“We were excited to have the group visit our facility and to showcase our products, as well as witness the meaningful role women play in the manufacturing industry,” said Mary Ellen Grom, Executive Director of Customer Experience Solutions for AFL. Grom also serves as Vice Chair on the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Board.

The accessories facility focuses on power transmission, distribution, substation applications telecommunications and optical fiber networks. Eric Borowicz, General Manager of the accessories division, began the day with a comprehensive overview of the company’s history, product portfolio. The group then went on a behind-the-scenes view of the shop floor to witness the manufacturing process first-hand. The tour highlighted AFL’s commitment to safety, sustainability and innovation. 

The day concluded with an engaging networking session where the group shared industry best practices and key takeaways from the experience.  

WiM South Carolina consists of women across various industries and diverse backgrounds across the state. To learn more about this chapter, visit WiM South Carolina

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 LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and read our blog.

About Women in Manufacturing (WIM
Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) is the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. At present, more than 2,000 individual members representing nearly 900 manufacturing companies have joined our growing ranks of industry professionals. WiM encompasses manufacturers of all types and welcomes individuals from every job function – from production to the C-Suite. 

The Women in Manufacturing (WiM) South Carolina Chapter has an active base of members in and around Nebraska. Chapters provide excellent opportunities for you to expand your local network, build valuable business relationships, and enjoy industry-related programming.

Nancy Rice
Public Relations Specialist