Kadant Johnson Receives Steam System Order from Penford


Three Rivers, Mich. - Kadant Johnson Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) received an order for a steam supply and condensate removal system from Penford Products Co. located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.



Kadant Johnson will supply the steam and condensate system for a new machine being installed at the Cedar Rapids plant. The new equipment will be used in the plant's wet milling process that breaks down the kernel corn into components used for the production of corn germ meal. The new steam system features blow-through steam control to ensure reliable removal of condensate from the rotating steam tube dryer and maximum energy efficiency. In addition, the steam system will improve operator visibility to monitor operations, facilitate troubleshooting and problem resolution, and enhance air removal capability.



Penford Products., a subsidiary of Penford Corporation (NASDAQ:PENX), manufactures specialty natural-based ingredient systems for various applications, including papermaking, textiles, and food products.



Kadant Johnson Inc., based in Three Rivers, Michigan, is a leading provider of rotary joints, precision unions, and steam handling systems to process industries. The company optimizes heat transfer in rotating cylinders and integrates its fluid handling systems for maximum productivity and efficiency.



Kadant is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. Our stock-preparation, fluid-handling, and doctoring, cleaning, and filtration products are designed to increase operating efficiency and improve product quality in pulp and paper production. Many of our products, particularly in the fluid-handling product line, are also used to optimize production in other process industries. In addition, we produce granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $332 million in 2012 and 1,600 employees in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.



Danielle Rohrer

Marketing Manager

Kadant Johnson Inc.

805 Wood St.

Three Rivers, MI 49093 USA

Tel: +1-269-273-3076 ext 2261

Fax: +1-269-273-2230

Email: danielle.rohrer@kadant.com

Web: http://www.kadant.com

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