Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) was recognized by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) for excellence in environmental stewardship, promotion of social well-being, and contributions to economic prosperity. The annual award distinguishes organizations that transparently manage their corporate social responsibilities while being held accountable to its stakeholders.

“We are pleased to be recognized for our corporate sustainability efforts,” said Jeffrey L. Powell, president and chief executive officer of Kadant. “Kadant plays a critical role in the industrial supply chain by offering products and solutions that reduce the utilization of natural resources, increase productivity, and minimize energy consumption. Sustainability is central to who we are as a company. We are proud to be honored with this award.”

The 2020 Sustainability Award winners were selected by a committee that included members of the AIM Sustainability Roundtable, along with external experts in the field. AIM initiated the Sustainability Roundtable in 2011 to provide employers the opportunity to exchange sustainability best practices and has attracted hundreds of participants.

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 2,700 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

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