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Fencepost Magazine

Fenced In: Best Practices for Farm and Ranch Enclosures

By Katie Kuehner-Hebert - May/June 2018

Building the right fence for a farm or a ranch depends on whether the enclosure can protect small animals like sheep, chicken or goats, or larger animals like cattle and horses—the latter often requiring fencing that’s flexible because larger animals tend to run into them.

Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Newsletter

2018 Large Business Leader of the Year

By Beth Casoni - May 2018

Jim Knott was recently awarded 2018 Large Business Leader of the Year by the Worcester Business Journal. The Business Leader award is Worcester Business Journal’s oldest award, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the Central Massachusetts economy and community in the past year.

Riverdale Mills CEO James ‘Jim’ Knott, Jr. was awarded 2018 “Large Business Leader of the Year” recently by the Worcester Business Journal (WBJ). Headquartered in a restored, circa 1840s mill on the Blackstone River in Northbridge, MA, Riverdale Mills Corporation is a global leader in wire manufacturing.

The Skipper

Cork Lobstermen Embrace American Made Aquamesh

By Skipper Staff Writer - April 2018

Michael Kenneally has been a fisherman for over 35 years. Along with his son Michael Jr. and crewman David Heffernan, he had always fished with nets off the coast of County Cork. That is until the seals found their way into the fishing grounds. For the past three years the folks at Riverdale Mills Corporation, manufacturers of Aquamesh®, have worked closely with Michael Sr. as he transitioned from fishing with nets to lobster pots made exclusively with Aquamesh. Kenneally and Riverdale Mills CEO James Knott, Jr. met up again at this month’s Skipper Show.

Worcester Business Journal

Riverdale Mills Embraces Central Mass. Manufacturing History

By Zachary Comeau - March 20, 2018

Northbridge wire mesh product manufacturer Riverdale Mills has had a busy few years, expanding its business to new markets and throwing their name into the ring to be part of President Donald Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. CEO James M. Knott, Jr. was named as WBJ’s Large Business Leader of the Year for 2018. Below his part of his interview with the WBJ.

Worcester Business Journal

WBJ Names its 2018 Business Leaders of the Year

By Zachary Comeau - March 5, 2018

Bob Morris, a Cape Cod commercial fisher and lobster trap maker, considers himself fairly insignificant as a one-man operation. But even with so many larger trap companies out there, Northbridge wire mesh manufacturer Riverdale Mills has always treated Morris like he’s running a multi-billion dollar company.

Fishing News

Hurricane-Hardened Aquamesh Pots Catch-On in Ireland

By Fishing News Staff Writer - February 22, 2018

Michael Kenneally has been a fisherman for over 35 years. Along with his son Michael Jr, and crewman David Heffernan, he had always fished with nets off the coast of Co Cork. That is until the seals found their way into the fishing grounds. For the past three years, staff at Riverdale Mills Corporation, manufacturers of Aquamesh, have worked closely with Michael Sr as he transitioned from fishing with nets, to lobster pots made exclusively with Aquamesh.

Fencepost Magazine

Changing the Face of Security Fencing

By Steven H. Miller - November/December 2017

Events of the past two decades have vastly increased the need and demand for higher perimeter security in places where it was not previously thought necessary. Terrorist attacks in Europe in the 1990s, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 and the upsurge in terrorist attacks worldwide since then have made perimeter security a top-of-mind issue.

The Skipper

Aquamesh Ties Together the Work of Lobstermen Worldwide

By Keith Broomfield - September 2017

Sometimes all it takes is the introduction of one new element to turn the tide. The common thread tying together thework of lobstermen around the world is Riverdale Mills’ specialised wire Aquamesh®.

In May, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) division of the Department of Homeland Security declared that it had selected a brace of finalists in the competition to design the Trump administration’s proposed wall between the United States and Mexico. The announcement was the first sign that the project, a centerpiece of Donald Trump’s campaign for president last year, was gaining traction in the real world, with the qualifying companies slated to begin building prototype segments in a matter of a few weeks.

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