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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.

Security Director

High-Security Welded Wire Mesh – The New Chain Link Fence

By contributing writer JM Lanzillo - Spring 2017

International security expert and CEO of Panama-based Group CSC Andrew Mullen is not easily phased. For over 20 years, he has implemented security solutions in high-risk environments worldwide. But when the face of one of his security officers was crushed with a shotgun at his client’s extremely well-protected manufacturing plant, Mullen immediately investigated alternative security solutions.

The Skipper

Riverdale Mills’ Aquamesh is Catching in Scotland

By Keith Broomfield - June 2017

Fishing is ‘of much greater social, economic and cultural importance to Scotland than it is relative to the rest of the UK’, according to The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ‘Scotland has just 8.4% of the UK population, but its ports land over 60% of the total catch in the UK.’

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – A local company is hoping to bring new jobs to the area by helping to build the controversial border wall along the border with Mexico.

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