NORTHBRIDGE — Riverdale Mills Corp. CEO James M. Knott Jr. has received a Manufacturing Leadership Award in the Visionary Leadership category from the National Association of Manufacturers.

The MLC Awards honor organizations and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing, according to NAM.

“By embracing new technologies and bold ideas, these leaders are redefining the meaning of manufacturing excellence and demonstrating the transformative power of Manufacturing 4.0,” said David R. Brousell, vice president, executive director, and co-founder of the NAM Manufacturing Leadership Council.

Riverdale Mills is global manufacturer of welded wire mesh.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a world-class organization and manufacturing leader,” said Mr. Knott. “The success of Riverdale Mills is attributable to our talented and dedicated employees, and loyal customers who continually drive us to innovate and excel.”

Visionary Leadership awards were also given to Dow Chemical, IBM and Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions.