Investing where we live, work and play at the Cenovus Superior Refinery
November 2022 – Cenovus’s Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, has been an active member of the community since 1951. This year alone, the Superior Refinery has donated approximately US$300,000 to neighbouring communities and local initiatives.
The refinery has been busy with continued community investments, volunteer engagements, and participation in community events – already providing several large grants that support both the Superior and Duluth region.
“At the Superior Refinery, we work to make things better. This is not only one of Cenovus’s core values but a practice everyone follows at the refinery each day. Giving back to the community is just one way we hope to be an active and supportive community member,” says Kate Van Daele, Senior Communications Advisor, Superior Refinery.
Learn more about the refinery’s recent initiatives
Duluth Fire Department grant to increase firefighting capacity
The Superior Refinery granted the Duluth Fire Department US$30,000 to increase firefighting capacity at the Clure Public Marine Terminal. The funding will be used to purchase several five-inch hose lines that could be used as a water supply volume upgrade in the event of a response, in addition to needed training for the Department. Using the new hose lines in and around the Clure Terminal, the Duluth Fire Department will be able to protect the one and only general cargo maritime freight facility in the Duluth-Superior Harbour.
Northwood Technical College grant to develop a mobile welding lab
The Superior Refinery partnered with Northwood Technical College providing a US$50,000 grant to develop a mobile welding lab. This classroom on wheels allows students interested in welding careers to gain the experience and training needed to access employment opportunities. The welding lab will be operational by spring of 2023 and will be on a rotating schedule visiting Wisconsin’s five northern Indigenous reservations in response to a growing interest from these communities for skilled trades development.
Adoption and annual clean-up of Webster Dream Park
The Superior Refinery has adopted Webster Dream Park, one of the City of Superior’s most popular outdoor spaces. Several times a year, staff gather to pick up garbage, weed the sensory garden and paint its fixtures, improving the park so that visitors have a safe place to play. The team often returns to complete additional projects that the city has identified to keep the space in excellent condition for years to come.
Read about how our Superior Refinery raised donations for Cruise for Cancer with a classic car show.