Trade

The Boston Globe

A Lobster Trap Captures the Complexities of a Global Trade War

By Alex Gailey - July 30, 2018

NORTHBRIDGE — Every month, Jim Knott Jr. orders at least a thousand tons of steel rods for his wire factory here in the Blackstone Valley. But the shipment from Canada that arrived in June carried an unwelcome addition: an extra charge of $54,000 to cover a new tariff President Trump imposed on foreign steel as part of his aggressive trade policy.

Fish Information & Services

Higher Trap Price Adds Further Trouble to Maine’s Lobstermen Sector

By Staff Reporter - July 25, 2018

Maine’s lobster industry is now facing a new hurdle: rising lobster trap prices due to the increased cost of steel and labor for makers of this fishing gear.

The Telegram & Gazette

Trade Policy Slaps Central Mass. Companies with Price Hikes

By Lisa Eckelbecker - June 23, 2018

The letter from Canada brought unwelcome news.

ArcelorMittal, a steel manufacturer, announced it was hiking the price of steel it sells to Riverdale Mills Corp. of Northbridge by 25 percent starting June 1 to cover the cost of a new U.S. tariff.

Manufacturers’ Mart

Riverdale Mills Awarded AIM-IBC 2016 Global Trade Award

By Phil Cannon - October 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.”

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