Boston, MA – September 19, 2016 – Riverdale Mills Corporation has received a 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’ has made a significant contribution to the Massachusetts’s economy with the production of innovative products and through its strategic domestic and global initiatives,” said Richard Lord, President and CEO of AIM-IBC.”

Riverdale Mills revolutionized the lobster industry in 1980 when it created the modern, all-wire lobster trap. Riverdale’s marquee product, Aquamesh® is a durable, flexible, rust proof and corrosion resistant wire mesh product that is specifically designed for marine use and made to withstand the harshest subsea conditions. Aquamesh® is now used to build over 70% of all lobster and crab traps in North America and Europe.

Following its success with Aquamesh, Riverdale Mills diversified its product line to include WireWall® high security fencing. Installed at over 1,000 locations worldwide, WireWall can be found at embassies, transit centers, ports, country borders, military bases, manufacturing and power plants, and other locations where perimeter security is a critical safety and deterrent need.

Riverdale Mills now manufactures over 3,500 sizes of welded wire mesh for construction gabions and mattresses, agriculture fencing and lattice, poultry house flooring, farming pens, and other commercial and industrial applications at the company’s sole manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. Forty percent of the company’s products are exported to global customers.

Riverdale Mills Corporation is also one of the leading manufacturers of high quality PVC coated wire mesh fabrics and specialty PVC powder coating compounds.

“For over 35 years, Riverdale Mills has produced technologically advanced and sustainable premium products in the U.S. for industries across the globe,” said Riverdale Mills CEO James Knott Jr. “We are proud to be recognized as a key contributor to the global economy.”