Their innovations boon to fishermen

SUPPLY AND DEMAND: Reidar’s Trawl Gear and Marine Supply expanded to a 21,000-square-foot New Bedford building last July. Above, owner Reidar Bendiksen, left, and son Tor Bendiksen, chief operating officer, with employees Meghan Lapp, front, and Sarah Fortin. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SUPPLY AND DEMAND: Reidar’s Trawl Gear and Marine Supply expanded to a 21,000-square-foot New Bedford building last July. Above, owner Reidar Bendiksen, left, and son Tor Bendiksen, chief operating officer, with employees Meghan Lapp, front, and Sarah Fortin. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
A business that serves commercial fishermen has built-in challenges, among them weather, changing fish populations and federal regulations that substantially impact planning and development. To survive and thrive, a marine design and supply business has to be nimble, innovative and just plain determined. Last year’s expansion of Reidar’s Trawl Gear and Marine Supply to a…

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