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Riverdale Mills Employee

Leah has been at Riverdale since 2021.

In this position she cuts panels from rolls of welded wire mesh to produce a finished panel that meets customer quality and size specifications. She then stacks them onto pallets to prepare for shipping.

According to Leah: “My co-workers are friendly and helpful and they are great to work with. I love running and operating the wire mesh machines. The work is fast-paced but easy to learn and my shift goes by quickly”

Wire Journal International

Riverdale Mills: Partnering with Nature is a Key Part of its Business Plan

By Mark Marselli, Editor - December 2019

Power is essential to any manufacturer, and Riverdale Mills, a Massachusetts-based company, has long depended on the Blackstone River for a sizeable amount of what it needs to produce wire mesh fabric products for sectors that include marine, security, construction, and agriculture industries. Below, company CEO Jim Knott explains how tapping into hydropower, and other measures, has enabled the company to control its expenses while reducing its carbon footprint.

Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Newsletter

Riverdale Mills Celebrating 40 years of Excellence

By Beth Casoni - June 2019

Riverdale Mills Corporation will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020. Earlier this year Beth Casoni sat down with Riverdale CEO Jim Knott, Jr. to discuss the challenges that lie ahead, the lessons he has learned, and the importance of his father’s legacy.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

After 38 Years, Northbridge’s Riverdale Mills Lives On

By Peter S. Cohan - September 2, 2018

A local entrepreneur who passed away recently, James M. Knott Sr. transformed the lobstering industry. And the company he founded in 1980, Northbridge-based Riverdale Mills, continues to do well under the leadership of his son, James Jr.

Portland Press Herald

Wary U.S. Businesses Prepare for Trade War

By Andrew Mayeda, The Washington Post - June 16, 2018

President Trump wants to level the playing field for American companies in the global economy, but his combative stance has unsettled business plans from the Atlantic to the Pacific. From Washington cherry farms to Midwestern chemical plants to New England lobster-trap makers, the risk of global trade war is creating anxiety among executives whose firms rely on foreign markets for revenue or to keep costs down with imported products.

Manufacturing Today

Profiles: Riverdale Mills

By Bianca Herron - April 17, 2017

Riverdale Mills Corporation manufactures more than 3,500 configurations of welded wire mesh for the marine, aquaculture, security, and construction and farming industries.


Manufacturing Insights: Riverdale Mills Achieves 40% Growth, Looks for More

By Laura Finaldi - September 20, 2016

If you enjoyed a nice juicy lobster at any point this past summer, you might have Riverdale Mills to thank. The Northbridge company is one of the largest manufacturers of welded wire mesh in the world. Its products are used in a variety of industries — not just in marine and aquaculture but also security, farming and construction. Everything is made at their 390,000-square-foot facility in Northbridge, and its flagship product, 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.

Associated Industries of Massachusetts

2016 Global Trade Awards Celebrate Local Companies for International Success

By AIM-IBC - September, 19, 2016

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC) announced the winners of its 21st annual Global Trade Awards, which recognize Massachusetts companies and public agencies of all sizes that have demonstrated excellence in international trade. The 2016 honorees, with locations across the region, represent a wide range of Massachusetts industries and include REXA, L-3 Security & Detection Systems, and Riverdale Mills Corporation.

Northbridge, MA – January 14, 2016 – Riverdale Mills Corporation has earned the USDA-certified BioPreferred Product Label for its MarineMax™ wire coatings. MarineMax is a fusible PVC powder coating made from renewable plant based materials compounded with thermoplastic resins and a range of special additives. The coating can be used on a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metal substrates including carbon and galvanized steel. MarineMax is manufactured at Riverdale Mills’ Northbridge, MA headquarters.


Riverdale Mills Coated Wire Trap Turns 35

By Nancy Griffin - November 2015

The wire lobster trap was introduced as a commercial product in 1980, making it a feature on the docks for 35 years this year. However, like many revolutionary products, its process of evolution took much longer.

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