Made in the USA, Grays Harbor County to be specific. That describes the baled pulp being loaded aboard the MV Apalis Arrow at the Port of Grays Harbor Terminal 4. Over 6,000 metric tons of baled pulp destined for Shanghai and Quingdao, China were being loaded by ILWU Local 24 longshore workers. This marked the first export shipment of pulp produced at the newly reopened Cosmo Specialty Fibers mill located in Cosmopolis, Washington, just four miles from Terminal 4.
“What better way to serve our community than to be the point of export for locally produced products,” commented Port Commission President Jack Thompson as the vessel cranes lifted the baled pulp on board. “The reopening of Cosmo Specialty Fibers put over 200 citizens back to work and today we are employing local longshore workers to handle their export cargo. This is a great example of jobs creating jobs.”