AFL Telecommunications LLC to Expand Operations; Create 15 New Jobs; Invest $12M | Trade and Industry Development

AFL Telecommunications LLC to Expand Operations; Create 15 New Jobs; Invest $12M

Dec 17, 2008

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Spartanburg County Economic Futures Group today announced that AFL Telecommunications LLC will expand its operations in Spartanburg County. The $12 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.

“This expansion will allow us to expand our fiber optic cable systems, utility components production and network servicing capabilities. We are pleased to move forward with this expansion at our facility in Spartanburg County, which provides us with a skilled workforce and strong business environment. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said William Nelli, controller for AFL Telecommunications.

AFL Telecommunications will be expanding operations at its Duncan facility. The company has been located at the facility for almost 25 years.

“AFL Telecommunications is a leader in its industry for providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services. It’s always great to see existing businesses choose to grow their operations here and AFL Telecommunications’ decision to expand in South Carolina is a positive reflection of the state’s business-friendly climate and skilled workforce. Thanks to the team effort by state and local officials, Spartanburg County will benefit from this investment,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

“We are always excited when one of our existing businesses moves forward with expansion plans. AFL Telecommunications has been a strong member of our business community for more than two decades, and we look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship. We are committed to working with businesses to help them grow and create new opportunities for residents of Spartanburg County,” said Carter Smith, executive vice president of the Economic Futures Group.

AFL Telecommunications and AFL Network Services, Inc., both wholly-owned subsidiaries of America Fujikura Ltd., designs, manufactures, engineers and installs the fiber optic products and equipment that utility and communications providers need to offer high-speed voice, video and data services to their customers. The company employs 3,000 people worldwide and has sales, manufacturing and administrative offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Mexico.

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