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Kadant Solutions Celebrates Genuine Parts Program Anniversary

AUBURN, Mass., January 15, 2020 – Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), is celebrating two years since the launch of its Genuine Parts program to raise awareness of the importance of using OEM genuine repair parts when maintaining equipment.

During the last two years, the Genuine Parts program has served as an educational tool. Customers that have switched to all Kadant Solutions genuine parts have seen a decrease in safety risks and increased overall product life.

According to Steve Fielding, vice president of applications and technology at Kadant Solutions, “Using genuine parts helps to ensure the highest product quality and integrity is maintained when repairing OEM equipment. We have witnessed numerous cases of aftermarket parts used incorrectly leading to equipment damage, production losses, and safety risks. These outcomes can be minimized when Kadant Solutions’ genuine parts are used.”

About Kadant Solutions

Kadant Solutions, based in Auburn, Massachusetts, is a leading supplier of doctor blades, doctor blade holders, and doctoring systems for papermaking and other industrial processes. The company’s cleaning and conditioning products are applied to the cleaning of forming and press fabrics and the filtration of process water as well as engineered wet-end products for papermaking.

About Kadant

Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with approximately 2,800 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com

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