Kadant Receives USD 7 Million Order to Equip Greenfield Recycling Mill

Westford, Massachusetts, USA, 10 December 2007 --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) today announced that it has received an order of approximately USD 7 million for a stock preparation system for a mill to be built in the southern United States. The system, which includes approach flow screens, spare parts, and related services, will produce 1000 tons per day of linerboard from old corrugated containers (OCC) and mixed waste paper.

"This is the first greenfield OCC mill to be built in the U.S. in over 10 years, and demonstrates the improving condition of the containerboard industry in North America," said William A. Rainville, chairman and chief executive officer of Kadant. "Kadant is a leading supplier of recycling systems worldwide and we are pleased that our advanced technologies were selected for this important project."

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. The company's fluid-handling products are also used to optimize production in the steel, rubber, plastics, food, and textile industries. In addition, Kadant produces granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts. It had revenues of USD 342 million in 2006 and 2000 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.