Cosmo Specialty Fibers, Inc. (CSF), an affiliate of The Gores Group, was created to restore, restart and operate the former Weyerhaeuser Specialty Cellulose Mill in Cosmopolis, Washington. With the goal to build on the Weyerhaeuser legacy of producing a high-quality dissolving wood pulp, CSF resumed market-grade pulp production on May 1, 2011 and is working to operate a more efficient facility, thus ensuring the company’s financial viability. Our priorities include implementing world-class safety standards, demonstrating best-in-class environmental impact status and a providing a commitment to the values of the surrounding communities. We believe that the mill is a long-term business built on the basis of a robust product market, superior Hemlock fiber and full government support at all levels.
Equity holders include:
- Majority ownership is held by The Gores Group, LLC. Founded by Alec E. Gores in 1987, The Gores Group is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses that can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital.
Additionally, CSF has access to a number of former Weyerhaeuser Cosmopolis mill staff to consult in key areas, including: Mill Environmental, Machine Room, Piping, Purchasing, Instrumentation, Pulping Group and Power and Recovery.