CANTON, Ohio — Canton Bandag Co., one of the oldest Bandag retreaders in the country, has closed after six decades in business.
The business was founded in 1962 by David Richards, who started Canton Bandag after an original Bandag shop, started in 1959 in Akron, failed. The last day of business was Jan. 31.
David Richards Jr., the elder Richards son and current Canton Bandag owner, still has a business card from that first shop.
Richards Jr., 68, estimates that Canton Bandag is the seventh oldest Bandag retreader in the country.