OFS Norcross Named 2017 Gwinnett County Large Manufacturer of the Year

Norcross, Georgia, March 27, 2017 - OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, announced today that its Norcross facility has been named 2017 Large Manufacturer of the Year by Partnership Gwinnett’s Movers & Makers Awards.

Dr. Timothy F. Murray, Chairman and CEO of OFS, stated, “OFS Norcross is honored to be named Large Manufacturer of the Year. We appreciate the recognition and look forward to sharing this award with our Norcross employees who have played an essential role in our company’s ongoing success.”

Partnership Gwinnett’s Movers & Makers Awards is Georgia’s largest local awards event for Manufacturing and Supply Chain companies. With this awards program, Gwinnett County annually recognizes exceptional companies involved in the manufacturing, processing, or distribution of tangible products.

Through its predecessor companies, OFS has continually operated in its Norcross location since 1970. Today OFS Norcross manufactures leading-edge optical fiber and also serves as OFS’ global headquarters location.

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, FTTx and specialty photonics solutions. Our marketing, sales, manufacturing and research teams provide forward-looking, innovative products and solutions in areas including Telecommunications, Medicine, Industrial Automation, Sensing, Government, Aerospace and Defense applications. We provide reliable, cost-effective optical solutions to enable our customers to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s digital and energy consumers and businesses.

OFS’ corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

For more information, please visit www.ofsoptics.com

About Partnership Gwinnett

Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.


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