Awarded First US Order for Channel Baler
Distributor for Material Recycling Market in U.S. and Canada
WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2017--
Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) announced today it has appointed Bulk Handling
Systems (BHS) as the exclusive distributor of its high-performance
balers to material recycling facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Through
BHS, Kadant has been awarded its first U.S. order for a channel baler to
be installed at the regional waste recovery facility in Monterey,
The appointment of BHS represents another important step in Kadant’s
strategy to drive revenue synergies following its April 2016 acquisition
of PAAL GROUP, the leading European manufacturer of horizontal balers
used to process both recyclable materials, including paper and plastics,
and non-recyclable materials such as treated household/commercial waste
and agricultural products.
“We are pleased to be entering this segment of the North American
recycling market with BHS, a leader in the design and manufacture of
large scale sorting systems. Our high quality, German-engineered balers
are uniquely aligned with BHS’ commitment to performance and quality. We
are honored that Kadant’s first U.S. baler will be part of the advanced
materials recovery facility BHS is constructing in Monterey, California.
This facility will be operated by the Monterey Regional Waste Management
District, an award-winning 65-year-old operation recognized as one of
the best solid waste systems in North America,” said Jonathan Painter,
president and chief executive officer of Kadant Inc.
“We believe Kadant’s channel baler offers our customers a combination of
cutting-edge technology and performance that is uniquely well suited to
the needs of sophisticated, large-scale recycling facilities. We look
forward to partnering on future projects that require efficient,
high-quality equipment,” noted Steve Miller, chief executive officer of
Kadant will debut its balers in the U.S. market at the Waste Expo 2017,
which takes place in New Orleans May 9-11.
Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) 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 2,000 employees in 18 countries
worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.
About Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, BHS is a worldwide leader in the
innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of
sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling,
waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries.
Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Nihot, NRT, and Zero Waste Energy. For
more information, visit www.bulkhandlingsystems.com.
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