Kadant 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. Its products and services include stock-preparation systems, paper machine accessories and equipment for fluid handling and water management. The company s fluid-handling products are also used to optimize production in the steel, rubber, plastics, oil, textiles and food industries. In addition, it produces granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural, and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Acton, Mass., and has approximately 1,400 employees throughout the world, with major operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia.