With over 200 direct jobs, 1200 suppliers and about $150 million spent annually into the Washington State economy, Cosmo Specialty Fibers carries a major impact on the well-being of Grays Harbor. Accordingly, the mill’s activities are of continuing interest to local media.

Realistic looking, but fake, plastic foot a social media sensation

December 06, 2012 - 10:30 am By Steven Friederich - The Daily World At first, workers weren’t quite sure what to make of it. Sticking out of a pile of wood debris at Cosmo Specialty Fibers was what resembled a human foot — complete with blood splatters on it. But when they retrieved it, it was...Read more
Cheri Patterson, left, superintendent and prinicpal of Cosmopolis School, and Cassie Lentz, right, program officer for Grays Harbor Community Foundation, discuss with the school staff the award of $30,000 to the district, part of the Foundation’s Technology in the Classroom initiative.

Grays Harbor Community Foundation awards $130,000 in Technology in the Classroom grants

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 DEBORAH TRACY | THE DAILY WORLD An idea hatched in a grants committee meeting of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation resulted in a $130,000 investment in five school districts throughout Grays Harbor County as part of a focused Technology in the Classroom Initiative. The...Read more

Old Port Profits With New Exports

The Wall Street Journal August 1, 2011 A 100-year-old lumber port, which hit bottom recently due to the housing bust, is feasting now on China trade. Grays Harbor, WA touts itself as "one day closer to Asia" than any of its U.S. rivals. WSJ's Joel Millman reports. Photo: Leah Nash ABERDEEN, Wash.—...Read more
MACLEOD PAPPIDAS | THE DAILY WORLD A forklift organizes bundles of fiber before loading it onto a freighter at the Port of Grays Harbor Tuesday. The product is heading to two Chinese Ports.

Cosmo Begins Shipping from Port

BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH More than 6,000 metric tons of pulp from Cosmo Specialty Fibers will set sail on board the Apalis Arrow tonight, bound for two Chinese ports. On Tuesday, longshoremen started loading pallets of wrapped pulp, each bearing the Cosmo Specialty Fibers logo and a stamp reading "Made...Read more
MACLEOD PAPPIDAS | THE DAILY WORLD A stack of white fiber is ready to be packed at Cosmo Specialty Fibers in Cosmopolis on Thursday

Mill Pushing Out Pulp

BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World Cosmo Specialty Fibers has produced more than 5,000 tons of quality pulp and is preparing to make its first shipment of product. Company spokesman Robert Buchan said that the pulp will be shipped to a company in China, where Cosmo has three big contracts with...Read more
A grand day at Cosmo

A grand day at Cosmo

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 08:26 MACLEOD PAPPIDAS | THE DAILY WORLD Cosmopolis mayor Vickie Raines speaks to a crowd of people during the grand opening of the Cosmo Specialty Fibers mill Saturday. Sharing the stage with Raines are, from left, Tim Meyers of the Gores Group, Cosmo CEO Michael Entz, Plant...Read more

Cosmo is ready to go

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 01:07 BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World Continuous pulp is expected to be produced at the Cosmopolis pulp mill this weekend for the first time since it was mothballed more than four years ago. Cosmo Specialty Fibers expects to meet its long-ago set opening date of May...Read more

Signs of Life at Cosi Mill

Friday, January 28, 2011 -- 12:03pm BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World For the first time in more than four years, the Cosmopolis Pulp Mill is showing signs of activity and renewed life. On Thursday, the boiler was turned on and for the first time in years, steam billowed from one of the mill's...Read more

Job Seekers Swamp Cosmo Mill

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:01 BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH As many as 600 job applications have been submitted online for openings at the new Cosmopolis Pulp Mill, a company spokesman said. The website went live one week ago, on Thanksgiving Day, to wide publicity...Read more

Cosmo Targets May 1 for re-opening mill

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 12:03 BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World Cosmo Specialty Fibers, the company that is reopening the pulp mill in Cosmopolis, says it will be open for business with product rolling out by May 1. "We'll be hiring earlier because there's recruiting and training to be done...Read more