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

NAM Executive Director David R. Brousell said Riverdale Mills is “redefining the meaning of manufacturing excellence by embracing new technologies and bold ideas.”

Riverdale invented Aquamesh® almost 40 years ago. Used worldwide by lobster fishermen and shellfish farmers for building their creels, pots and shellfish cultivation pens, Aquamesh® is extremely durable, can withstand up to a decade of fishing and hauling in the roughest seas, and is also the only wire mesh fabric in the world specifically engineered to be environmentally friendly. It is used around the world to build crab pots, lobster traps, oyster and shellfish trays, and conch and whelk trays.

A spokesperson for Riverdale Mills, said: “Innovation has been at the heart of Riverdale Mills Corporation since its founding.”

Riverdale Mills Corporation sources top quality steel, creates its PVC coating in-house, and operates its own innovative and advanced manufacturing line to create engineered, galvanised and PVC coated wire mesh fabrics for the aquaculture, marine, security, farming and construction industries.

All Riverdale Mills products are made in the United States.