We believe that global innovation demands diverse employees and opportunities for growth. Our employees make up a diverse portfolio of business professionals, engineers, manufacturers, designers, and innovators. We believe the best ideas are born by empowering our people, investing in them, and providing continuous development opportunities. Together, we can create a better, more sustainable world.



Leadership is a skill that can be learned and strengthened throughout life. Our leadership teams—from young leaders to seasoned executives—participate in leadership development programs, including coaching and personalized development plans, to continually learn from experts and each other. By cultivating our leaders, we are ensuring executive strength well into the future.


Staying abreast of changes in the industry is a focal point of the learning environment at our material handling business, which has partnered with local community colleges to develop a class for its production employees to enhance their skills on advanced computer numerical control (CNC) machines. Such key trainings, which address evolving workforce demands, foster growth for both the individual employee and for our business.

Ongoing learning takes many forms across our company to best meet the needs of our employees and our business. For one employee, professional development may involve external technical training, professional certification, or advanced degree reimbursement, while another employee may seek apprenticeship, leadership development, or management coaching. These opportunities enable us to develop employees who are eager to advance their skills and grow in their career. Encouraging their growth through education is a path toward long-term organizational sustainability.


Kadant supports a variety of academic institutions in the communities where we work. For example, we established the Linwood G. (Woody) Tyler Memorial Scholarship at Miami (Ohio) University’s College of Engineering and Computing, in honor of a former long-serving employee. This scholarship, first awarded in 2016, and our sponsorship of the university’s Paper Science and Engineering Foundation, enables us to develop future contributors to the pulp and paper industry, as well as to support a local university and potentially identify future employees of Kadant.


While specific benefits vary by global location and are based on regional needs, below are some of our U.S. benefit offerings:

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Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits

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Company-Paid Life Insurance

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Employee Assistance Program

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401(k) Retirement Savings Program

Supplemental Employee & Dependent Life Insurance

Employee Stock Purchase Program

Paid Vacation and Holidays

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Long Term Disability

Wellness Program

Legal Services