Community

Employees at AMSOIL have the benefit of being situated in one of the most beautiful natural environments the Midwest has to offer. The Twin Ports area is a well-known tourist destination for its proximity to Lake Superior and all of the recreational opportunities the seasons can offer. And as one of the largest metropolitan areas North of Minneapolis, the Twin Ports also offers fantastic opportunities for shopping, dining and first-rate entertainment.

THE TWIN PORTS AREA

Duluth, Minnesota

The fourth largest city in Minnesota, Duluth had a total population of 86,918 in the 2000 census and 84,419 according to July 1, 2009 census estimates. At the westernmost point of the Great Lakes on the north shore of Lake Superior, Duluth forms a metropolitan area with Superior, Wisconsin. Collectively called the Twin Ports, these two cities share the Duluth-Superior Harbor and together are the world's largest inland port and one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes, shipping coal, iron ore (taconite), and grain. As a tourist destination for the Midwest, Duluth features America's only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium, the Aerial Lift Bridge which spans the short canal into Duluth's harbor, "Park Point" which is the world's longest freshwater sandbar spanning 6 miles, and is a launching point for the North Shore. It is also home to the new AMSOIL Arena, which is part of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC). The city is the location of the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and The College of St. Scholastica as well as several technical and post-graduate specialty colleges. You can learn more about Duluth at www.visitduluth.com.

Superior, Wisconsin

Superior is the largest municipality in Douglas County, which has a total population of 43,708. It is situated in a metropolitan area that includes the 86,918 residents of Duluth, Minnesota, just across St. Louis Bay. It has a vibrant downtown business district which is home to the AMSOIL Corporate Building and AMSOIL Center. Popular tourist destinations include the attractions at Barker’s Island Marina, the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center and the Superior Speedway. The city is also home to the University of Wisconsin Superior and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. You can learn more about Superior at www.visitsuperior.com.