Superior to honor four business leaders

You’ve got your football, baseball and hockey halls of fame. But honors await those who excel in the world of business, as well.

On Thursday afternoon, four entrepreneurs will be inducted into the Superior Business Hall of Fame.

Word has it that this year’s honorees will be Capt. Alexander McDougall of Fairlawn Museum, Harry Lurye of Lurye Furniture, William Vinje of Halvor Lines and Albert Amatuzio of AMSOIL.

"What an extraordinary group of individuals to induct into the Superior Business Hal of Fame," said Andy Lisak, executive director of the Development Association in an announcement of the event. "Each of these men represents an important part of Superior/Douglas County’s economy and heritage.

"From Alexander McDougall of whaleback fame, to Harry Lurye, an immigrant from Russia who started a shop in downtown Superior that still bears his name, to Bill Vinje of Halvor Lines, whose company has become one of the largest employers in Douglas County to Al Amatuzio who started and developed that sensational company we know as AMSOIL, this class of men is truly ‘superior,’ "  he said.

It should be noted that McDougall, Lurye and Vinje are all being inducted posthumously.