Category Archives: Community outreach

AFL Pioneers Operational Workforce Program in Spartanburg

Spartanburg, SC – February 6, 2018 – AFL has implemented a new Spartanburg County-based program in partnership with Byrnes High School and Spartanburg Community College’s (SCC) Corporate & Community Education division. The “Operation Workforce Training Program” engages students to study manufacturing through coursework at SCC. By the end of the program, students may receive a…
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AFL Recipient of YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Community Impact Award

[caption id="attachment_20003" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Corie Culp, Community Relations Manager/AFL, Mark Reeve, Procurement Manager/AFL, Donna Page, Vice President of Finance/AFL[/caption] Spartanburg, SC – January 25, 2018– AFL, a leading fiber optic manufacturer and provider of services, was the recipient of the 2017 Middle Tyger Community Impact Award presented by the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg. The award is given to…
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Clemson national champion of 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge

[caption id="attachment_19663" align="alignnone" width="1498"] Clemson won the 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge.Image Credit: University Relations[/caption] CLEMSON — With 98,521 pounds of waste recycled, composted or donated, Clemson University was named national champion in total recycling as part of the 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge (GDRC). It marked the second time in the last four seasons Clemson won…
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AFL Dedicates 2nd Habitat for Humanity Home

Spartanburg, SC – January 15, 2017 – AFL, a leading fiber optic manufacturer and provider of services, and Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, joined with Crystal Thompson and her family to dedicate their new home January 12. The house was sponsored by AFL through its Community Outreach Program and mostly built by AFL volunteers, friends…
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DRÄXLMAIER job fair generates great interest

More than 500 job seekers check out opportunities at automotive supplier Duncan, S.C., Jan. 11, 2018 – A professional job fair held by the DRÄXLMAIER Group at its U.S. headquarters on Jan. 9 attracted a total of 511 job seekers eager to learn more about the open positions at the automotive supplier. The seven-hour event,…
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Pacolet Milliken Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Giving Back

Greenville, S.C. (January 15, 2018) – Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. kicked off the celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary by partnering with TreesGreenville to plant 40 trees in Greenville. The first took place on Tuesday, January 9th at Buena Vista Elementary School. In addition to Tuesday’s planting, Pacolet will sponsor five more tree plantings at…
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The Harvey Hubbell Foundation Donates $25,000 To Make-a-wish South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_19477" align="alignnone" width="700"] Scott Harrison- MAWSC Board Chair, Garth Warner - VP, Human Resources at Hubbell Lighting, Bill Tiller - president & CEO MAWSC, Kevin Potts- VP, Finance at Hubbell Power Systems and board chair/volunteer wish granter for Make-A-Wish South Carolina[/caption] Charitable Arm of Greenville-based Hubbell Lighting and Columbia-based Hubbell Power Systems helps local…
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Local Leaders and UNCF Upstate South Carolina Partner for Brighter Futures for Students

Helping to lead fundraising efforts toward quality education; ultimately impacting the South Carolina workforce FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Greenville, SC) America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) inject billions of dollars in economic impact into the national economy, according to HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a landmark…
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Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

The 101st year of Girl Scouts selling cookies begins with the return of the popular Girl Scout S’mores. Greenville, SC--Today Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands enters the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them…
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Panera Bread funds more than 1,450 meals for Meals on Wheels of Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina (December 22, 2017) – On Tuesday, December 19, Panera Bread representatives presented Meals on Wheels of Greenville with funds to provide more than 1,450 meals to homebound individuals throughout Greenville County. The funds were donated by five Panera locations: bakery-café 600654 on Haywood Road, bakery-café 601161 on Augusta Street, bakery-café 600940 on…
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