1946 — The Greeneville Sun reports that a “radio box factory” is coming to Greeneville.

1947 — Magnavox Company, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., opens plant, the company’s first in the South.

1947 — Company employs 150.

Late 1940s — Magnavox begins campaign to limit influence of labor unions by, among other activities, distributing flyers and firing those who tried to unionize.

1950 — Company employment reaches 500; local businessman drops anti-union leaflets over Greeneville.

1953 — First vote by Magnavox employees to unionize fails.

1955 — Majority of Magnavox voters approve International Union of Electrical Workers (I.U.E.) as main union representation.

Early 1960s — Dozens of workers strike for higher wages.

1972 — Employment tops 3,000.

1974 — Magnavox Company sells to international electronics giant N.V. Phillips, not long after the death of Frank Freeman, president and CEO of Magnavox.

1977 — Several employees strike for two weeks, also related to higher wages.

Late 1980s, Early 1990s — Employment begins to fluctuate and drop.

1997 — Philips sells Greeneville operation. Knoxville businessmen George N.B. and Charles S. White purchase “Plant 3.” It becomes Five Rivers Electronic Innovations.

2003 — I.U.E. gets a three-year contract extension with Five Rivers. Contract provides a 3 percent pay raise for employees each year.

2005 — Five Rivers declares bankruptcy. For the first time in nearly 60 years, there was no production from Magnavox, Philips or Five Rivers happening in Greeneville.