James Knott, CEO, Riverdale Mills

The fishing industry was impacted greatly by the global pandemic due to disruptions in export markets, the loss of restaurant sales, decline in seafood prices. No strangers to challenges, fishermen pivoted to weather the storm head on. Most who curtailed their fishing during the early months of the pandemic have resumed fishing instead of leaving the industry.

The Boston Globe

In Fort Point, Public Art Helps Visualize Rising Sea Levels

By Kyung Mi Lee - July 2, 2021

To walk along Fort Point Channel this summer is to glimpse Boston’s future.

As the Earth’s temperature rises, parts of Boston will be confronted with higher tides that will flood the city’s streets, while reaching new watery heights in low-lying areas like parts of South Boston. To help people understand what’s happening, artist and University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Carolina Aragón wants to interpret climate change in a more nuanced way, informing the public about the impending realities of a warmer planet.

Blackstone Valley Xpress

Jobs! Riverdale Mills ‘Actively Hiring’ as Demand for Steel Soars

By Rod Lee - June 11, 2021

Like other manufacturers across the country, Riverdale Mills Corp. was dealt a blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. But if “Riverdale,” or “RMC,” is known for anything besides the innovation that put the Northbridge-based company on the map in the first place, it is resiliency.

NORTHBRIDGE — Riverdale Mills, a manufacturer of wire mesh products, has been surviving the pandemic amid a 30% drop in its workforce and a global shortage of raw materials, but CEO James Knott Jr. said he isn’t worried.

Bloomberg Business News

Bloomberg Radio Interviews Riverdale CEO Jim Knott

By Hosts: Tom Moroney, Joe Shortsleeve and Kim Carrigan - January 27, 2021

Today on Bloomberg Baystate Business, Riverdale CEO Jim Knott discusses President Biden’s new Made-in-America initiatives, how tariffs impacted his business, and owning 80% of the marine wire mesh market.

Fence News USA

Women Leaders at Riverdale Mills are Wired for Success

By Fence News Staff Writer - January 2021

Females are making big career strides in the manufacturing industry, demonstrating that modern manufacturing offers rewarding careers with limitless opportunity for growth, regardless of gender. The women at Riverdale Mills in Central Massachusetts have certainly made a huge impact on their company and their industry, from the upper levels of management to the manufacturing floor.

Telegram & Gazette

Riverdale Mills Recognized for Work with Blackstone Valley Ed Hub

By Jennifer Toland - December 11, 2020

NORTHBRIDGE – Riverdale Mills Corp., a leading American manufacturer of premium welded wire mesh fabrics for the marine, security, construction and agriculture industries, and a vital part of the Blackstone Valley for 40 years, recently received the John McArthur Community Commerce Innovation Award.

Worcester Business Journal

Recovered from the Pandemic, Riverdale Mills is Looking to Hire

By Monica Busch - November 17, 2020

Riverdale Mills Corp., tucked away on the Blackstone River in the Riverdale section of Northbridge, manufactures more than 3,500 sizes of welded wire mesh for marine, aquaculture, security, farming and construction industries. The company boasts nearly 400,000 square feet in a renovated facility it says previously forged bayonets for the Union Army in the Civil War. CEO Jim Knott spoke with WBJ about the company’s relationship to shellfishing, the search for skilled workers and what brought Riverdale Mills to Northbridge.

Aquaculture North America

Riverdale Mills Celebrates 40 Years in Business

By ANA Staff Writer - July 20, 2020

Riverdale Mills, based in Northbridge, Mass., has had its ebbs and flows over the years, but creative thinking, and a thirst for discovery have kept them flourishing. The company is a microcosm of the challenges and excitement surrounding the fishing and aquaculture industries.

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