Kadant Inc.

Westford, Massachusetts, USA, 14 May 2008 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) will hold a live webcast of its 2008 annual shareholders' meeting on 22 May 2008, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

William A. Rainville, chairman and chief executive officer, will present an overview of the company's business and strategic direction at the meeting. To listen, log on to www.kadant.com and click on "Investors." By accessing the webcast, participants will be able to view the slideshow, hear the accompanying audio, and ask questions by following the onscreen instructions. An archive of the presentation will be available on the Web site until 19 June 2008.

Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry, with a range of products and services for improving efficiency and quality in pulp and paper production, including paper machine accessories and systems for stock preparation, fluid handling, and water management. Kadant's fluid-handling products are also used to optimize production in the steel, rubber, plastics, food, and textile industries. The company also produces granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts. It had revenues of USD 366 million in 2007 and 2000 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

SOURCE: Kadant Inc.