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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.

Navigator Magazine

Riverdale Mills Celebrates 40 Years in Business

By Navigator Staff Writer - June 2020

The history of Riverdale Mills is a story of passion and perseverance.

Fishermen's Voice

Aquamesh® Inventors Celebrate 40 Years in Business

By Mike Crowe - May 2020

The history of Riverdale Mills is a story of passion and perseverance. As the company opened its doors for the first time, U.S. manufacturing had yet to recover from two recessions and many doubted the future of the sector.

Commercial Fisheries News

Riverdale Mills Celebrates 40 Years in Business

By Rick Martin - May 2020

NORTHBRIDGE, MA – The history of Riverdale Mills is a story much akin to the legacy of Maine fishermen: one of passion and perseverance, the company said, in announcing its 40th anniversary.

The Skipper

Aquamesh Inventors Celebrate 40 years in Business

By The Skipper Staff Writer - May 2020

Riverdale Mills was founded in 1980, when manufacturing in the U.S. had yet to recover from two recessions, and many doubted the future of the industry. The Knott family believed otherwise. They transformed the lobster fishing industry with the invention of Aquamesh®, a first-of-its-kind, marine wire mesh designed to withstand the harsh ocean environment.

Industry Week: 50th Anniversary Special Edition

Consider the Lobster Trap

By Laura Putre

For IndustryWeek’s 50th anniversary issue, thinkers and doers shared their prophecies for manufacturing’s next 50 years. They had big predictions about where tech will take us, how work will change, and how what matters today might be very different in 2070.

Telegram & Gazette

Women of Riverdale Mills Build the Future of Manufacturing

By Susan Spencer - March 1, 2020

NORTHBRIDGE — The legacy of Rosie the Riveter lives on at Riverdale Mills Corp. in the form of 4-foot-10-inch, but hard-as-nails, Pricilla Jacques.

NPR Marketplace

U.S. Manufacturers are Adjusting Supply Chains Due to Coronavirus

By Sabri Ben-Achour and Rose Conlon - February 11, 2020

The Chinese government is urging people in areas less affected by the coronavirus outbreak to go back to work this week, telling farmers not to miss the spring planting season and asking large companies aim towards production targets.

Wire Journal International

Riverdale Mills: Partnering with Nature is a Key Part of its Business Plan

By Mark Marselli, Editor - December 2019

Power is essential to any manufacturer, and Riverdale Mills, a Massachusetts-based company, has long depended on the Blackstone River for a sizeable amount of what it needs to produce wire mesh fabric products for sectors that include marine, security, construction, and agriculture industries. Below, company CEO Jim Knott explains how tapping into hydropower, and other measures, has enabled the company to control its expenses while reducing its carbon footprint.

Worcester Business Journal

Riverdale CEO Leads Company into New Era of Manufacturing

By Zachary Comeau - August 6, 2019

Riverdale Mills CEO James Knott Jr. was given a leadership award from the National Association of Manufacturers this spring.

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