END OF AN ERA
January 19, 2012 AB Hamm and Company/Hollys 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 Hollys
and moved Action Apparel, Inc. across the tracks to the current building.
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, Macys, Calvin Klein, Reebok and finally for themselves
producing their own cloth for the military and 55 Collegic schools.
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 Colesons 12 year old baseball team who recently
went to the World Series after winning the Tennessee State Championship.
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 Gods plan for this building in the future. Maybe,
January 19th will reveal some insight into this.
President of Action Apparel
22,500 +/- Sq. Ft. Commercial/Industrial Building
218.5 +/- Ft. Hwy Frontage
60 Ton AC System
Exterior Wood Burning Furnaces
Extensive Sprinkler System
1000 Lbs. Freight Elevator
3 Phase Power
Land for Expansion and Parking
Dry Loading Dock
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.
(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
(2) Juki Ltt-1152-4 Double Needle w/ Drop Knife Sewing
(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
Cutting Tables 4 X 6-11
Approx. (5,000) Spools of Polyester & Texturized
(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
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.
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.
Property Terms and Conditions: Acceptable forms of payment are
cash, approved check, or credit card. 13% Buyers 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
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