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Stay current with KWS news and read up on the latest events relating to our growing business. Here you will find out about important new certifications and learn about us through published articles in major bulk material handling trade magazines.


KWS is Acquired by Kadant, Inc.

On January 24, KWS was acquired by Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), a global supplier of high-value, critical components, equipment, and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. After 50 years of building a world-class reputation for quality screw conveyors, screw feeders, slide gates, bucket elevators, and related equipment, we are […]

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KWS Exceeds Customer Expectations with On Time Submittal of Designs and Drawings

As part of customer contracts, KWS provides a specific date for submittal of drawings for approval. For the past 12 months and counting, KWS has provided all drawing submittals ahead of the specific date promised. Engineering Begins in the Sales Process with Highly Educated and Skilled Salespeople Bill Mecke, KWS […]

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Watch KWS on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

KWS is featured on Fox Business Network and PBS as part of the series “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid”. The show highlights the exceptional products and services provided by KWS and the employees that make KWS great. With a strong focus on high quality and quick lead times, KWS has grown […]

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KWS is the Largest Screw Conveyor Manufacturer in North America

2/21/2023 KWS has been ranked Number One as the largest screw conveyor manufacturer in North America. The ranking is based on total revenue of bookings and shipments for 2022. Bill Mecke, P.E., President, states "KWS has organically grown almost 1,000-percent over the past 15 years. Our focus is on providing […]

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KWS Receives ISO 45001 Recertification

2/13/2023 KWS received recertification to ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety, designed to protect workers from work-related accidents and diseases. Third-party audits were performed by internationally recognized DAS Certification. Bill Mecke, P.E., President, states “Safe productivity is our way of life at KWS. Every KWS employee […]

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KWS Receives ISO 9001-2015 Recertification

2/7/2023 KWS has been recertificated to ISO 9001-2015 quality standards by DAS Certification, an internationally recognized auditing firm. Bill Mecke, P.E., President, states "KWS has grown almost 1,000-percent since we were first ISO-9001 certified 18 years ago. Our customers love our excellent quality and very short lead times. Our quality […]

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KWS Hires Brian Simpson as Vice President – Sales / Marketing

KWS has recently hired Brian Simpson as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Brian began his career at Emerson and has spent the last 23 years leading the salesforce at Precision Pulley (PPI). Brian’s leadership at PPI resulted in revenue growth of over one thousand percent. Jim Collins, Executive Vice […]

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KWS Hires Chris Junkin as West Regional Sales Manager

KWS has recently hired Chris Junkin as Regional Sales Manager covering the west region of the U.S. Chris has 18 years of sales experience with Martin Sprocket & Gear and Fenner Drives. Chris spent the last five years with Fenner as West Sales Manager and National Sales Manager for Fenner’s […]

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KWS Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Receives ISO 9001-2015 Recertification

KWS, the largest screw conveyor manufacturer in North America, has received recertification to ISO 9001-2015 standards. The third-party audit by DAS Certification included all phases of operations at KWS, including sales, engineering, and manufacturing. Bill Mecke, P.E., President of KWS, states “Providing the highest quality equipment and service to our […]

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KWS Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Receives ISO 45001 Recertification

KWS received recertification to ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety, designed to protect workers from work-related accidents and diseases. Third-party audits were performed by internationally recognized DAS Certification.   Bill Mecke, P.E., President of KWS, states “Every KWS employee is a safety advocate and focuses on […]

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KWS Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Receives ISO 45001 Certification

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2021 ISO 45001:2018 Certification KWS has received certification to ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety, designed to protect workers from work-related accidents and diseases. Third-party audits were performed by internationally recognized DAS Certification. Bill Mecke, P.E., President of […]

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Get The Most From Your Screw Conveyor

Chemical Processing — September 1, 2020 By Jim Collins, KWS Manufacturing, and Aaron Mire, Motion Industries Typical Shafted Screw ConveyorFigure 1. Although developed in antiquity, the design suits myriad modern applications. Source: KWS Manufacturing. What Archimedes created centuries ago is still one of the most versatile means available to processors […]

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