NORTHBRIDGE – The Associated Industries of Massachusetts has named Riverdale Mills Corp. in Northbridge as one of three winners of the 21st Annual Global Trade Awards.

AIM, a leading advocacy group for the state’s manufacturers, will honor Riverdale Mills during the AIM Global Trade Symposium & Awards Breakfast at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, October 6, from 8 to 11 a.m. Those in attendance will hear from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and a panel of business leaders about ways Massachusetts can succeed in a rapidly-changing global business world.

Riverdale Mills won the Chairman’s Award. Founded in 1980, Riverdale Mills Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality engineered galvanized and PVC coated wire mesh fabrics. Riverdale Mills produces more than 3,500 sizes of superior welded wire mesh for the marine, aquaculture, security, farming and construction industries in the company’s sole manufacturing facility in Massachusetts, according to a news release. The company’s marquee product, Aquamesh, is a durable, flexible, rust proof and corrosion resistant wire mesh product that can endure the harshest subsea conditions, revolutionizing the lobster fishing industry. Aquamesh® is now used to build 80 percent of all lobster and crab traps fished in North America and about 70 percent of traps used in Europe.

AIM will also give the Ambassador’s Award to REX in West Bridgewater, a company that designs and manufactures a device used by operators of pipelines, power plants and hydro dams to regulate the flow of water; and the Diplomat’s Award to L-3 Security & Detection Systems of Woburn, a supplier of security screening solutions.