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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.

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.

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