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In February 1971, RCA began manufacturing its Permacolor line of outdoor antennas in Asheville. The plant is located in Swannanoa and employs 150 people. The company also makes indoor antennas and an outdoor antenna with a built-in rotator.
The world’s largest windmill in Boone has a new generator, which will reduce the speed and noise of its blades. The change in generators also addresses community complaints about the machine’s interference with television reception. Further research is being done on how windmill operations influence the effectiveness of television antennas.