2000 News Archive

  • 12/18/2000 - A.D. Moyer Awards Two ATVs
    Pottstown, PA – Anticipation was high at A.D. Moyer on Armand Hammer Boulevard awaiting the announcement of the two lucky builders who would reap the benefits of doing their business at A.D. Moyer Lumber in the first year of this century.Jones Brothers Contracting of Conshohocken and Rusty Rusbuldt of Boyertown were the fortunate recipients of two Yamaha Timberwolf 4X4 ATV’s that A.D. Moyer awarded in a recent drawing concluding their “Millennium 2000” promotion. In ...
  • 10/18/2000 - A.D. Moyer Golf Outing A Driving Success
    Gilbertsville, PA – Twin Ponds golf course recently hosted the 7th annual A.D. Moyer golf outing with over 140 participants enjoying the beautiful fall day. Though the majority of participants were contractor customers of A.D. Moyer lumber, many A.D. Moyer employees and representatives from the company’s vendors also took part.Golfers and hackers alike lined up for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday shotgun start. Playing a modified “better ball” format, participants tested their ...
  • 6/18/2000 - A.D. Moyer Flourishes Despite Home Depot
    Pottstown, PA – A.D. Moyer Lumber & Hardware with locations in Gilbertsville, Pottstown, and Douglassville not only celebrated their 60th year of business in 1999; it was also their best sales year ever. This feat, in itself, is noteworthy. Throw into the mix the fact that an 114,000 square foot Home Depot opened directly across the street from their Pottstown location in April of 1999, and the feat could be considered remarkable.So how exactly did this modern day David and Goliath drama ...
  • 5/18/2000 - Hundreds Pack 16th-Annual Open House
    POTTSTOWN - Near record numbers of builders and contractors crowded the annual contractor open house held at A.D. Moyer Lumber on Armand Hammer Boulevard.Each year, A.D. Moyer ships in a 40’ X 140’ tent in which to host the contractors who - in addition to enjoying a free meal and camaraderie - receive gifts, win prizes, and view new products and services from the near forty vendors who are displaying inside of the tent.This year’s number of registered attendees exceeded 450 ...
  • 5/18/2000 - This Lumber Company Limbers Up
    When Wal-Mart moved into Pottstown a few years ago, the retailing community shuddered. Merchants worried that they would be unable to compete against it's prices. And because they initially believed price counted most with consumers, they worried that Wal-Mart would put them out of business.Price does indeed matter. The success of discounters during the just ended Christmas season reinforces the point. There also is no disputing that Wal-Mart has eaten into some profits local merchants once ...
  • 4/18/2000 - Going Online To Get Customers Online
    By Margaret FitzcharlesMercury Staff WriterPottstown – Even as shopping by mouse grows in popularity, a national publishing firm has shown that the greater impact of the Internet is on consumers researching products before they head to stores to buy.A study conducted by InfoBeads, a division of Ziff-Davis Publishing, reported that while 8 million consumers purchased gifts online during last year’s holiday season, 30 million customers researched gifts online. And the numbers are ...
  • 3/18/2000 - David Learns To Get Along With Goliath
    By Don Spatz Eagle\TimesI've often championed the cause of the smaller shops trying to stay in business after the big chain stores come to town. It can be done, I've said, if the shop finds its niche and customers can see how it differs from the big boxes. Now comes a good example of a smaller competitor - A.D. Moyer Lumber & Hardware - that's not only still standing, but had its best sales year ever in 1999 despite a Home Depot opening up directly across the street from its Pottstown ...
  • 2/18/2000 - Lumber Business Carves Out Its Niche
    By Laura Catalano Special to The MercuryLOWER POTTSGROVE - Sixty years ago, the late Amandus D. Moyer, of Gilbertsville, bought an old, defunct wooden roller coaster from the former Sanatoga Amusement Park. He tore it down, ripped it apart and reaped a profit by selling the lumber.When he'd depleted his stock, Moyer headed out to coal country and purchased a wooden coal cracker. He dismantled it, shipped it to Gilbertsville and once again sold the lumber off.All that recycled wood and ingenuity ...
  • 1/18/2000 - A.D. Moyer Won't Be Boxed In
    With Home Depot building for the future in Pottstown, local lumber company hammers home the idea that market is big enough for two.By Anthony G Noel- Special to the MercuryIt looms across Armand Hammer Boulevard. A building so large, one wonders if all that space is really needed - or if it was built that big simply to accommodate the huge letters attached to the facade, spelling out its name. From the parking lot at A.D. Moyer Lumber & Hardware, one can see those brilliant orange letters just ...

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