AFL Completes Acquisition of Tier2

  AFL Completes Acquisition of Tier2

Addition Strengthens AFL’s Services Offering in Canada

Business Wire

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- March 11, 2014

AFL announces it has acquired Tier2 Technologies, an Alberta, Canada-based
fiber construction services firm. Tier2 will join the AFL portfolio expanding
the company’s offering of telecommunications services. Tier2 provides
consulting, engineering, project management, construction, splicing and
testing services to the telecommunications industry with a focus on FTTx,
transport and industrial networks. Tier2 offers its services across Canada and
the United States.

“Tier2’s highly experienced management team possesses an in-depth
understanding of FTTx deployment and very impressive self-perform ‘build’
capabilities. This expertise better enables AFL to effectively complete
FTTH/GPON deployments as we significantly expand our offering into the
Canadian market,” said Mike Booth, EVP, Network Services of AFL. “We are
excited to bring the Tier2 team into the AFL family and are also pleased that
the leadership team at Tier2 will remain with AFL.”

“Our FTTH build experience is the perfect complement to AFL’s broad service
offering. We have been impressed with the entire AFL team and are confident
that bringing these teams together will provide AFL with one of the most
compelling FTTH deployment platforms in the industry,” stated Bryan McIver,
president of Tier2.

AFL provides design, project management and installation services from the
U.S., Canada and selected locations across Europe.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About AFL

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility,
broadband, communications, OEM, 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 both the central office and
outside plant 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
and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit


Corie Culp, PR Manager
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