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#81
Nov 29, 2010
 
Sassy wrote:
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Around 1960-I remember all the new kids from Indiana coming to school. Also when Edgemont and Oak Hills were the place where all the 'rich' kids lived.
No magnavox was in greeneville before 1960. My grandpa was one of the first people hired there and my mother was just a baby then. I believe magnavox expanded and built plant 3 (the newer plant) in the 60's. They were already here manufacturing tv's, just got larger in the 60's.
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#82
Nov 29, 2010
 
Yep I worked there and I remember quite a few crazy things. Was at plant 3 in the early 90s. .I know there was a lot of sex that went on in and outside the place..drugs I am sure to and I remember around the holidays some people would bring in punch with a little extra kick in it and buckets of moonshine cherries..they would hook tvs up to watch and people would have big boom boxes jaming out all night why they worked. I was real young when i started there 17 i got on through school...i used to have alot of fun there though...some good laughs...i remember one gross dude used to always pick his nose n he would wipe his boogers on the back of the tvs it was pretty gross..lol think they finally fired the guy.
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#83
Nov 29, 2010
 
came to Greeneville in 1947 with a cabinet building facility and eventually grew so big as to build the state of the art at that time Plant #3 facility on the Snapps Ferry Road
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Nov 29, 2010
 

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good ole days are gone wrote:
came to Greeneville in 1947 with a cabinet building facility and eventually grew so big as to build the state of the art at that time Plant #3 facility on the Snapps Ferry Road
Yes, you are right. I called my mother to see what year it was and she said '47 also. A good company that provided many good jobs here for many years. I am sad that it is gone.
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#85
Nov 30, 2010
 
I remember all those circuit boards, it still plays in my mind
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#86
Nov 30, 2010
 
I remember doing it with Charlene in my datsun about twice a week!
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#87
Dec 9, 2010
 
MIKE HOPSON!!! soooooo good 2 look at; but a ahole 2 work 4. he was SEXY.
james arwood

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#88
Dec 16, 2010
 
curious wrote:
what year did magnavox first start
Early 1950's Plant #1 on Irish street usded to make radio cabinets for use in radio production in Fort Wayne, IN.
Hope that helps. It actually was founded in CA as a lousapeaker company.
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#89
Dec 16, 2010
 
Anyone member Jake the crazy dude
Yes there was

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#90
Dec 17, 2010
 
BeenHereLonger wrote:
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No magnavox was in greeneville before 1960. My grandpa was one of the first people hired there and my mother was just a baby then. I believe magnavox expanded and built plant 3 (the newer plant) in the 60's. They were already here manufacturing tv's, just got larger in the 60's.
My Dad started with Magnavox in 1949 with Plant #1 Cabinet plant...they built Plant #2 a little later, and Plant #3 in early '60's.......made Snapps Ferry a 4 lane.....
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#91
Dec 17, 2010
 
does anyone remember james arwood?
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Dec 18, 2010
 

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Anyone got any good stories about working at Philips?
All i can say is hos,hos,hos thats all they was there.
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#93
Dec 19, 2010
 
james arwood wrote:
<quoted text>Early 1950's Plant #1 on Irish street usded to make radio cabinets for use in radio production in Fort Wayne, IN.
Hope that helps. It actually was founded in CA as a lousapeaker company.
are you the same one that worked in QA?
camped with some

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#94
Dec 20, 2010
 
james arwood wrote:
<quoted text>Early 1950's Plant #1 on Irish street usded to make radio cabinets for use in radio production in Fort Wayne, IN.
Hope that helps. It actually was founded in CA as a lousapeaker company.
I can remember Bill "Pee Wee" Osborne, Howard Bowers, and some others talk about having to transport to Fort Wayne. I agree, and some of the stories they told in the 70s, whew, of course I was just a kid then but I got the just of em.
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#95
Jan 13, 2011
 
lookingood wrote:
MIKE HOPSON!!! soooooo good 2 look at; but a ahole 2 work 4. he was SEXY.
more than likely if Mike Hopson was an a-hole to u when u worked for him, apparently it was because u didn't do ur job right..
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#96
Jan 15, 2011
 
What ever happen to Dwayne Tarlton? Is he still with his wife after she stole all that money from AJ Bank?
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#97
Jan 25, 2011
 
Does anybody know Jerry Gosnell worked in shipping?
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#98
Jan 25, 2011
 
Does anyone know of are where he is. Worked there mid 90's or so. Line 8 big screen projection finishing. Worked for Vicky. Very cute guy. Tall,lean, sandi blond hair. Very sweet demeanor. Married at the time with a baby. I think they were having problems. I had a massive crush on him
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#99
Jan 25, 2011
 
Tracy Gosnell wrote:
Does anybody know Jerry Gosnell worked in shipping?
Yes, worked with Jerry for several years. Great guy.
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#100
Jan 25, 2011
 
i worked with him also he is a good perso

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