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Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 10 AM
4385 Hwy 57 - Ramer, Tennessee 38367

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END OF AN ERA – January 19, 2012 – AB Hamm and Company/Holly’s Grocery/Action Apparel, Inc. will be auctioned off in Ramer. Established in 1906 by A.B. Hamm to be a General Mercantile store from food and groceries to clothing, thread and even coffins, they also sold and bartered for eggs, chickens, pigs and whatever. This store became a fixture in the Ramer area. One time the store had a full meat counter and made loaf bread sandwiches to order by Mr. Gene Hamm and later Joe and Nelson. It sold in 1976 to Charles and Frances Holly who owned a smaller grocery on Highway 57 in Ramer. Eight years later it was sold to Jim and Linda Gray, who bought the store from the Holly’s and moved Action Apparel, Inc. across the tracks to the current building.

Since then, with the addition of a new rubber roof and 60 tons of air conditioning and a 12,000 square foot addition, bringing it to 22,500 square feet, Action Apparel flourished for over 27 years. At one time Action Apparel employed over 200 people, 100 being in Ramer, 60 in Eastview and 40 in Michie, sewing for contractors like Kellwood, Nike, Garan, Snake Creek, Macy’s, Calvin Klein, Reebok and finally for themselves producing their own cloth for the military and 55 Collegic schools. Today the building stands solid and secure and ready to move into the next era. Today it houses the Southern Pro Wrestling Association on Saturday night downstairs and upstairs it is a practice facility for Darwin Coleson’s 12 year old baseball team who recently went to the World Series after winning the Tennessee State Championship. Like all things, as one era ends so the next begins and so it is with AB Hamm & Company building, and a piece of Ramer history. Who knows what is in God’s plan for this building in the future. Maybe, January 19th will reveal some insight into this.

Jim Gray
President of Action Apparel

Auction Listings:
• 22,500 +/- Sq. Ft. Commercial/Industrial Building
• 218.5 +/- Ft. Hwy Frontage
• 60 Ton AC System
• Exterior Wood Burning Furnaces
• Corner Lot
• 6 Restrooms
• Extensive Sprinkler System
• 1000 Lbs. Freight Elevator
• 3 Phase Power
• Land for Expansion and Parking
• Dry Loading Dock
Partial Listing of Equipment/Personal Property:
• BT Prime Mover Walk Behind Forklift (Walkie Stacker) w/ Hertner Auto 1,000 Charger
• Rotating Slitter with Airplane 88 in. L. X 54.5 in. T.
• L.I.F. Machine Co. Pants Turner 82 in. T. X 24 in. W.
• Yamato 4 Needle Elastic Machine with Conveyor, Puller and Atlanta Attachment Co.
• Knife
• (3) Dayton Industrial 120 Gallon 10 HP Air Compressors
• Health Mate Infrared Sauna
• Rol Lift 5000 Lbs. Pallet Jacks
• 55 Gallon Drum with Pump & Hydraulic Fluid
• Approx. (25) Singer #591 Three-Phase Single Needle Sewing Machines
• (2) Juki Ltt-1152-4 Double Needle w/ Drop Knife Sewing Machines
• (2) Juki MBH-180 Button Hole Sewing Machines
• (8) “Veit” German Made Vacuum Tables
• Better Methods RR50 Industrial Duplicating Machine
• Large Rolling Rack on Wheels, Approx.
• (8) Steel Warehouse Dollies w/ Oak Floors
• (30) Steel Service Buggies
• Reroll Machine 37.5 “W. X 48” L. X 46” T.
• Cutting Tables 4’ X 6-11’
• Approx. (5,000) Spools of Polyester & Texturized Thread
• (12-15,000 Ft.) Misc. All Widths Piece Goods Material
• Large Assortment of Sewing Machine Parts
• (3-5,000) Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles
• (2) General Electric Inspection Machines
• (3) Utica Co. Steel w/ Diamond Plate Tubular Spreaders,
• Ashley Wood Heater
• Aluminum Quarter Turner Changer
• Squirrel Cage Fans, Nuts & Bolts
• Tools
• Beveled Mirror Store Display 38” T. X 16” Sq.
• Bar w/ Wine Rack 5’ W. X 43” T.
• Jesus Cares Items: King & Queen Size Foot Boards w/ (1) Complete, (2) Full Size Beds
& (1) Twin Bed, Twin & Queen Bookcase Headboards, (2) Roll Top Desk Tops.

Real Estate Terms and Conditions: Real Estate sells at 11:00 a.m. Twenty percent (20%) down day of sale as non-refundable earnest money. Ten percent (10%) Buyer's Premium will be added to the bid to determine the total purchase price of the real estate. Balance due and closing within 30 days.
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: The 10-day period for all lead-based paint inspections will occur prior to the Auction date. All bidders must sign a waiver of the 10-day post sale inspection period. All announcements made day of sale take precedence over any other announcements, internet or printed advertisements. Real Estate is sold in “As Is Where Is” condition.

Personal Property Terms and Conditions: Acceptable forms of payment are cash, approved check, or credit card. 13% Buyer’s Premium with 3% discount for cash or approved check resulting in a 10% Buyers Premium for those paying with cash or approved check. Complete and full payment must be made day of sale. All announcements made day of sale take precedence over any other announcements, internet or printed advertisements. All items’ sold on an “As Is Where Is” Basis.

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