Company Overview

Riverdale Mills is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium quality welded wire mesh solutions for the marine, security, construction and agriculture industries. Known worldwide for its galvanized and PVC coated wire mesh products, the company was founded in 1980 by James Knott, Sr., an energetic engineer and inventor with a passion for science and business.

Riverdale Mills revolutionized the lobster fishing industry when the company created Aquamesh®, a first-of-its-kind, galvanized after welding and PVC coated welded wire mesh designed specifically for the construction of lobster traps. Today, Riverdale Mills employs over 150 workers in its 391,000 square foot plant, more than 80 percent of all lobster traps in North America are built with Aquamesh® marine wire, and the product is used by fishermen and aqua culturists worldwide.

Following the company’s success with Aquamesh®, Riverdale Mills diversified its product line to include WireWall® high security fencing mesh, Soft-Step™ poultry flooring mesh, Geomesh™ construction and land management mesh, and Crawfish and Crab Mesh. Riverdale now manufactures over 3,500 sizes of welded wire mesh for the construction, security, marine, and farming industries. The company also manufactures wire mesh in galvanized steel, stainless steel and copper alloy for aquaculture trays, agriculture fencing and lattice, farming pens, and other commercial and industrial applications. Forty-five percent of its wire mesh products are exported to global customers.

In April of 2015 James “Jim” Knott, Jr. became CEO of Riverdale Mills. Jim’s deep-rooted knowledge of the company and his 30+ years of experience working in myriad technical, operational and financial positions at Riverdale proved invaluable as the company transitioned from a start-up, with sales limited to New England, to an internationally recognized leader in the wire industry.

Riverdale is committed to promoting sustainability across all areas of Riverdale’s operations. Its Green Initiatives Program ensures the company’s manufacturing processes never compromise the integrity of the environment.

Today, Riverdale Mills continues to grow by focusing on cutting-edge research and innovative engineering methods to deliver products of unsurpassed quality and provide its customers with superior wire mesh solutions and outstanding service.


2019 National Association of Manufacturers Award RecipientREAD PRESS RELEASE HERE

Riverdale Mills CEO James Knott, Jr. has earned a 2019 Manufacturing Leadership Award, Visionary Leadership category, from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The Awards honor organizations and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing.


2016 AIM Global Trade Award RecipientREAD PRESS RELEASE HERE

Riverdale Mills is a recipient of the 2016 Global Trade Award by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC). The award recognizes Massachusetts companies that demonstrate excellence in international trade and set the standard for global business.


Riverdale Mills is a proud member of the following industry and trade organizations: