Bandag celebrates golden anniversary

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Over the past 50 years, the Bandag organization says it has revolutionized the tire industry with its tire retreading business. Bandag — which was founded on Dec. 20, 1957 — is now celebrating its golden anniversary.

“We believe this historic day marks the beginning of another chapter in Bandag’s commitment to the vision of Bandag’s founder, Roy J. Carver, to revolutionize the truck tire business,” says Saul Solomon, chairman, chief executive officer and president of the Muscatine, Iowa-based company. “Our team sees a future filled with great promise for our company, our customers and our communities.”

As part of the festivities, Bandag donated $21,000 to charities in its communities:

  • $15,000 to the Muscatine Salvation Army;
  • $1,500 to the Long Beach Rescue Mission in Long Beach, Calif.;
  • $1,000 to Paramount Library in Long Beach;
  • $1,000 to the United Way of Abilene in Abilene, Texas:
  • $1,000 to the Griffin-Spalding County United Way in Griffin, Ga.;
  • $1,000 to the ACIM Food Bank in Oxford, N.C.; and
  • $500 to the Salvation Army in Muncie, Ind.
  • In addition to the events, mayors in several of Bandag’s communities issued proclamations marking Dec. 20 as “Bandag Day.”