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Kadant acquires Texas-based screw conveyor manufacturer

February 5, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

WESTFORD, Mass. – Global sustainable industrial processing equipment supplier Kadant has completed an $84 million acquisition of KWS Manufacturing Co., a Texas-based conveying equipment manufacturer in the bulk material handling industry.

Located in Burleson, Texas, KWS’ team of roughly 165 employees specializes in manufacturing screw conveyors, screw feeders, slide gates and bucket elevators. With this acquisition, KWS will become part of Kadant’s Material Handling reporting segment.

“We are proud of the leading position KWS has established in the screw conveyor market. Our reputation for quality products and excellent service fits well with Kadant’s culture and values,” said William Mecke, president of KWS. “We look forward to being a part of Kadant and leveraging opportunities to increase value for our customers and other stakeholders.”

Kadant also expressed excitement at this partnership, commenting on the alignment of both companies’ product portfolios and the enhancements that KWS’ addition will bring to internal operations.


“With our shared focus on bringing highly engineered customer solutions to process industries and our past successes working together, we believe KWS is an excellent fit with Kadant,” said Jeffrey Powell, president and CEO of Kadant.

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