AFL announced that it recently welcomed the South Carolina chapter of Women in Manufacturing (WiM) for a tour of the manufacturer's accessories plant in Duncan, South Carolina.
WiM is an organization dedicated to empowering female workers and strengthening the manufacturing sector. AFL is a manufacturer of fiber-optic cable, connectivity, accessories and equipment. The company's accessories plant focuses on telecommunications and optical fiber network equipment for power transmission, distribution, substation applications.
“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 WiM Education Foundation board.
Eric Borowicz, general manager of the AFL accessories division, began the fiber plant tour with a comprehensive overview of the company’s history and product portfolio. The group then went on a behind-the-scenes view of the shop floor to witness the manufacturing process at first-hand.
The tour highlighted AFL’s commitment to principles of safety, sustainability and innovation. The tour concluded with an engaging networking session where the group shared industry best practices and key takeaways from the experience.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.
WiM South Carolina consists of women across various industries and diverse backgrounds across the state. To learn more, visit the website of the WiM South Carolina chapter.
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