St. Michael, MN (June 9, 2017) – U.S. Water, a subsidiary of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE), the leading national provider of integrated solutions for water treatment, celebrates 20 years in business today, June 9th.

Thank you to Our Employees and Their Families.

Our deepest appreciation to our employees and their families for their dedication and commitment to U.S. Water’s vision and values. Without your passion for continuous improvement, we could not have become the leading integrated solutions provider and world class organization we are today. Together, our innovation and flexibility has allowed us to create a future without barriers.

Thank you to Our Customers.

To our customers who have trusted us throughout the years, it has been an honor to partner with you to solve your most challenging water, process and energy needs. Thank you for inspiring us throughout the years, and we look forward to continuing to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for you in the future.

Our Story

In 1997 U.S. Water started as a team of three individuals with a common goal; to be the most innovative and flexible industrial water treatment provider in the marketplace by focusing on safe, economical, and environmentally sound solutions. U.S. Water was the first to combine chemical, equipment, engineering and service under one roof to offer our customers one point of contact as we work together to develop the best possible solution. In the following years, U.S. Water became one of the fastest growing water treatment companies in North America. With 450 employees and multiple locations and production facilities throughout North America, we are able to deliver a truly integrated solution for our customers. Our ability to provide a complete and integrated solution has been, and will continue to be, our driving force. We are the Future of Water.

About U.S. Water

Headquartered in St. Michael, Minnesota, U.S. Water has a national footprint and serves a growing and diverse mix of about 4,800 industrial customers, including a significant number of Fortune 500 companies. U.S. Water provides integrated water management for industry, combining chemical, equipment, engineering and service for customized solutions to reduce water and energy usage and improve efficiency.

U.S. Water helps customers achieve efficient and sustainable use of their water and energy systems, and is a leading provider to industries such as biofuels, power generation, oil and gas, and commercial & intuitional and food & beverage.

ALLETE, Inc. is an energy company headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. In addition to U.S. Water Services, ALLETE owns two electric utilities, Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power of Wisconsin; ALLETE Clean Energy, based in Duluth; and BNI Energy in Bismarck, North Dakota; and has an eight percent equity interest in the American Transmission Co. More information about ALLETE is available at www.allete.com.