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Kadant Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets a range of equipment and products for the papermaking, and paper recycling and processing industries. The company offers custom-engineered systems and equipments, such as recycling and approach flow systems, and virgin pulping process equipment, as well as individual components for pulping, de-inking, screening, cleaning, and refining recycled fiber for preparation for entry into the paper machine. It also provides doctoring systems, cleaning and filtration systems, and related consumables for the operation of paper machines; doctor blades for cleaning, creping, web removal, flaking, and the application of coatings; and profiling systems that control moisture, web curl, and gloss during paper converting. In addition, the company offers shower and fabric-conditioning, formation, and water-filtration systems that are used to clean paper machine fabrics and rolls, drain water from pulp mixtures, form the sheet or web, and filter the process water for reuse. Further, it provides fluid-handling systems, including rotary joints, syphons, turbulator bars, engineered steam and condensate systems, precision unions, and components and controls that are used primarily in the dryer section of the papermaking process, as well as in the production of corrugated boxboard, metals, plastics, rubber, textiles, chemicals, and food. Additionally, the company manufactures and sells biodegradable absorbent granules from papermaking byproducts primarily used as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden, professional lawn, turf, and ornamental applications, as well as for oil and grease absorption. It primarily has operations in the United States, China, and Europe. The company was formerly known as Thermo Fibertek Inc. and changed its name to Kadant Inc. in July 2001. Kadant Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts.

1,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/12/14
Founded in 1991

kadant inc (KAI) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $482.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $333.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $318.0K
Executive Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $300.0K
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: $248.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

kadant inc (KAI) Key Developments

Kadant Receives $11 Million Orders in US and Mexico

Kadant Inc. has received orders totaling $11 million from three pulp and paper producers in the US and Mexico for chemical pulping equipment and recycling system upgrades. The chemical pulping equipment will be used to recover chemicals in the kraft pulping process and the stock-preparation recycling systems will be used to process recycled fiber for use in paper production. The company expects to report consolidated bookings for the fourth quarter of 2014 of approximately $103 million.

Kadant Inc. Approves Amendments to Its Bylaws

On November 20, 2014, the Board of Directors of Kadant Inc. approved an amended and restated version of the company's by-laws effective immediately.

Kadant Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on February 13, 2015

Kadant Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend to stockholders of $0.15 per share to be paid on February 13, 2015 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 16, 2015.


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