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Kadant Johnson Expands Services Division

Three Rivers, Mich., September 10, 2019 – Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), has expanded its Services division to enhance its offerings to the paper and corrugated packaging industries.

Mark Bays was appointed service sales manager. In this role, Mark is responsible for managing the planning and execution of installation, repair, and nondestructive testing (NDT) services. Mark has an extensive background in field service and project management along with expertise in non-destructive testing and analysis.

“Mark’s decades of industry experience and field service knowledge make him a valuable addition to our group and for our customers,” said Ken Lahrke, director of technical services at Kadant Johnson. “We are pleased to have Mark join our team.”

Joe Jarvis and Dean Roddy joined the Services division as NDT Level III and Level II technicians, respectively. Joe and Dean are responsible for Kadant Johnson NDT procedures, certifications, and training. They will also provide the inspection and reporting for various types of industrial process equipment in the field and performs installations and repairs relating to rotary joints and syphons. They both have many years of industry experience and field service knowledge making them valuable additions to the technical services team and to our customers.  

Kadant Johnson Services division specializes in mechanical and testing services for dryers, rolls, and other equipment used in paper production and converting. Specific services include equipment installation and repair, dryer and roll inspection, NDT, and dryer surface cleaning.

About Kadant Johnson

Kadant Johnson LLC, based in Three Rivers, Michigan, is a leading provider of rotary joints, precision unions, and fluid handling systems and equipment used to optimize the transfer of power, fluid, and data in rotary sealing applications found in process industries. The Company’s systems division specializes in the engineering, design, and supply of steam systems, controls, and related equipment used to manage steam and condensate flow. It also provides project management and remote monitoring to optimize steam energy utilization. For more information, visit

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 2,800 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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