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The Kadant Inc. 401k Retirement Savings Plan


Plan Information

  • Plan Year01/01/2017 — 12/31/2017
  • Date of Plan11/20/2000
  • Net Assets as of 12/31/2017 $120,934,975
  • Plan Number1
  • Plan Type Single Employer
  • Is the plan collectively bargained? No
  • Did the plan file for an extension of time or the DFVC Program?Yes
  • Plan Funding Arrangement Trust
  • Plan Benefit Arrangement Trust

Participant Information as of 12/31/2017

  • Active (Eligible) Participants703
  • Retired or separated participants receiving benefits11
  • Other retired or separated participants entitled to future benefits134
  • Subtotal848
  • Deceased participants whose beneficiaries are receiving or are entitled to receive benefits3
  • Total851
  • Total number of participants as of 01/01/2017661
  • Number of participants with account balances793
  • Number of participants that terminated employment during the plan year with accrued benefits that were less than 100% vested0


  • Total Benefit Payments$0
  • Corrective Distributions$0
  • Administrative Service Providers$0
  • Other Expenses$0
  • Total Expenses$0
  • Total Transfers$0

Sponsor Information

  • AddressOne Technology Park Drive
  • CityWestford
  • StateMA
  • Zip01886
  • Telephone(978) 776-2000
  • EIN52-1762325
  • Industry Code339900
  • Named AdministratorCaroline Farrell
  • Named Plan SponsorEric Langevin

Audit Information

  • Audit StatusAudited
  • AuditorBlum, Shapiro & Company Pc
  • Auditor EIN06-1009205
  • Audit Opinion Disclaimer
  • Audit TypeLimited Scope Audit

Benefits Provided Under the Plan

Code Benefit Description
2F ERISA section 404(c) Plan This plan, or any part of it is intended to meet the conditions of 29 CFR 2550.404c-1.
2G Total participant-directed account plan Participants have the opportunity to direct the investment of all the assets allocated to their individual accounts, regardless of whether 29 CFR 2550.404c-1 is intended to be met.
2J Code section 401(k) feature A cash or deferred arrangement described in Code section 401(k) that is part of a qualified defined contribution plan that provides for an election by employees to defer part of their compensation or receive these amounts in cash.
2K Code section 401(m) arrangement Employee contributions are allocated to separate accounts under the plan or employer contributions are based, in whole or in part, on employee deferrals or contributions to the plan. Not applicable if plan is 401(k) plan with only QNECs and/or QMACs. Also not applicable if Code section 403(b)(1), 403(b)(7) or 408 arrangements/accounts/annuities.
2S Automatic Enrollment Plan provides for automatic enrollment in plan that has employee contributions deducted from payroll.
2T Participant-directed Account Total or partial participant-directed account plan - plan uses default investment account for participants who fail to direct assets in their account.
3H Controlled Group Plan sponsor(s) is (are) a member(s) of a controlled group (Code sections 414(b), (c), or (m)).

Questions and Answers

Question Answer Amount
During the plan year did the employer fail to transmit to the plan any participant contributions within the time period described in 29 CFT 2510.3-102? No
Were any loans by the plan or fixed income obligations due the plan in default as of the close of plan year or classified during the year as uncollectible? Disregard participant loans secured by participant's account balance. No
Were any leases to which the plan was a party in default or classified during the year as uncollectible? No
Were there any nonexempt transactions with any party-in-interest? No
Was this plan covered by a fidelity bond? Yes $2,500,000
Did the plan have a loss, whether or not reimbursed by the plan's fidelity bond, that was caused by fraud or dishonesty? No
Did the plan hold any assets whose current value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan receive any noncash contributions whose value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan have assets held for investment? Yes
Were any plan transactions or series of transactions in excess of 5% of the current value of plan assets? No
Were all the plan assets either distributed to participants or beneficiaries, transferred to another plan, or brought under the control of the PBGC? No
Has the plan failed to provide any benefit when due under the plan? No
If this is an individual account plan, was there a blackout period? No
If there was a blackout period, have you either provided the required notice or one of the exceptions to providing the notice applied under 29 CFR 2520.101-3? No


Income and Expense Statement

Income $28,073,514
Contributions $9,317,938
Cash Contributions $9,317,938
Cash from Employers $2,252,364
Cash from Participants $3,746,783
Others (including rollovers) $3,318,791
Noncash Contributions $0
Total Earnings on Investments $18,755,576
Total Interest $79,096
Interest-Bearing Cash $27,896
U.S. Government Securities $0
Corporate Debt Instruments $0
Loans (other than to participants) $0
Participant Loans $51,200
Interest from Other Investments $0
Total Dividends $5,765,849
Preferred Stock $0
Common Stock $12,449
Rents $0
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets $31,698
Aggregate Proceeds $107,112
Aggregate Carrying Amount $75,414
Total Unrealized Appreciation (depreciation) of assets $562,716
Real Estate $0
Other $562,716
Net investment gain (loss) from common/collective trusts $10,473
Net investment gain (loss) from pooled separate accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from master trust investment accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from 103-12 investment entities $0
Net investment gain (loss) from registered investment companies $12,305,744
Other Income $0
Expenses $9,658,894
Total Benefit Payments $9,709,578
Directly to participants or beneficiaries, including direct rollovers $9,709,578
To insurance carriers for the provision of benefits $0
Other Benefit Payment Fees $0
Corrective Distributions $0
Certain deemed distributions of participant loans $0
Interest expense $0
Total Administrative Expenses $-50,684
Professional Fees $0
Contract Administrator Fees $0
Investment Advisory and management fees $10,670
Other Administrative Fees $-61,354
Net Income $18,414,620
Transfers of Assets to this Plan $0
Transfers of Assets from this Plan $0

Asset and Liability Statement

12/31/2017 12/31/2016 Change YOY
Total Assets $120,934,975 $102,520,355 17.96%
Total noninterest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
Receivables $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Participant Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Other Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
General Investments $4,769,259 $3,489,621 36.67%
Interest-bearing cash $4,769,259 $3,489,621 36.67%
U.S. Government Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Debt Instruments $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
All Other $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Stocks $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
Common $0 $0 0.0%
Partnership/joint venture interests $0 $0 0.0%
Real estate (other than employer real property) $0 $0 0.0%
Loans (other than to participants) $0 $0 0.0%
Participants Loans $1,303,121 $1,021,420 27.58%
Value of interest in common/collective trusts $2,036,536 $1,373,144 48.31%
Value of interest in pooled separate accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in master trust investment accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in 103-12 investment entities $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in registered investment companies $111,377,443 $95,687,304 16.40%
Value of funds held in insurance co. general account $0 $0 0.0%
Other Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer-related Investments $1,448,616 $948,866 52.67%
Employer Securities $1,448,616 $948,866 52.67%
Employer Real Property $0 $0 0.0%
Buildings and other property used in plan operation $0 $0 0.0%
Total Liabilities $0 $0 0.0%
Benefit Claims Payable (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Operating Payables (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Acquisition Indebtedness (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Other liabilities (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Net Assets $120,934,975 $102,520,355 17.96%

Service Providers

Persons Receiving Only Eligible Indirect Compensation

  • Fidelity Investments Institutional

Other Service Providers Receiving Direct or Indirect Compensation

Name Nature of Service Relationship to Plan Sponsor Direct Compensation Paid by Plan Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan Total Compensation
Grant Thornton LLP Accounting (including auditing) Accountant/Auditor $13,803 $0 $13,803
Strategic Advisors, Inc. Investment advisory (plan) Advisor $10,670 $0 $10,670
Fidelity Investments Institutional Participant loan processing, Sub-transfer agency fees, Recordkeeping fees, Account maintenance fees, Securities brokerage commissions and fees Recordkeeper $-75,488 $0 $-75,488
Total $-51,015 $0 $-51,015

Indirect Compensation

Name Source of Indirect Compensation* Nature of Service Description of Indirect Compensation Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan
Fidelity Investments Institutional Alzgi Nfj Div Val I - Boston Finan Sub-transfer agency fees 0.10% $0
Fidelity Investments Institutional Alzgi Nfj Smcpvl Is - Boston Finan Sub-transfer agency fees 0.10% $0
Fidelity Investments Institutional Harbor Intl Inst - Harbor Services Sub-transfer agency fees 0.10% $0
Fidelity Investments Institutional Hartford Smco Hls Ia - Hartford Ad Sub-transfer agency fees 0.05% $0
*As outlined by the Form 5500 Instructions for service providers with indirect compensation.

Service Providers Who Fail or Refuse to Provide Information

Name Nature of Service Description of Information

Service Providers Who Fail or Refuse to Provide Information

Termination Information on Accountants and Enrolled Actuaries

Name Position Explanation
Grant Thornton, LLP Accountant Grant Thornton Changed Business Strategies and Resigned as Accountants On Benefit Plans for Non-Major Clients.



Name of Investment Investment Manager Type of Investment Dollar Value
Mip Cl 1 Fidelity Management Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $2,036,536
Total $2,036,536

Insurance Information

Insurance Information

There are no insurance carriers listed for this plan.