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History

Big ideas since 1883.

Expera Specialty Solutions may be the new name on the block, but it’s backed with more than 130 years of rich history. Take a journey through some of our major milestones, starting with the latest.

2013

KPS Capital Partners purchases Thilmany Papers and Wausau Specialty Papers to form Expera Specialty Solutions.

2005-2006

Thilmany sold to Kohlberg & Company Private Equity (2005) then joins Packaging Dynamics Corporation (2006).

1997

Wausau Paper purchases Mosinee and merges with Rhinelander Mill.

1986

Nicolet Mill joins Kaukauna Mill as part of International Paper.

1910

Mosinee Paper Mill founded.

1903

Rhinelander Paper Mill founded.

1892

Nicolet Mill begins operations under Kimberly-Clark.

1883

Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company founded.