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AFL Associates Volunteer for Take Root Tree Planting

Spartanburg, SC – WEBWIRE

AFL partnered with TreesGreenville and the Greenville County Recreation District planting 26 trees at Herdklotz Park in Greenville, South Carolina. Part of AFL’s Take Root tree planting initiative, 36 AFL volunteers, friends and family, came out to plant trees and spread mulch and pine needles, despite the rain, to help to enhance the landscape. More than 100 volunteer hours were contributed by volunteers.

“Our associates are very dedicated to giving back to our communities—it’s part of our culture,” commented Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “As we gather to serve our neighbors, we have an opportunity to develop relationships and learn what is really needed to make our communities even better.”

AFL provided a $2,000 grant for TreesGreenville to complement the Take Root Program which aims to plant 12,000 trees by the end of 2015. AFL is close to meeting its goal with just over 11,000 trees planted to date.

The Take Root Program coincides with AFL’s aspirations to preserve our environment through its recycling and conservation efforts. Over the last 10 years, AFL has planted approximately 16,000 trees and will continue to do so to fulfill their ongoing goal of making a positive impact on our community.

TreesGreenville is a membership-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to plant, promote and protect trees in Greenville County. Founded in 2005, TreesGreenville has planted more than 3,700 trees logging more than 8,000 volunteer hours.
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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


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