United Rentals Announces New Contractor Supplies Center in Edmonton, Alberta

Greenwich, CT - Sep 14, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the grand opening of its newest contractor supplies distribution center in Edmonton, Alberta. The 24,000 sq. ft. facility is the second in Canada. "Our contractor supplies infrastructure is now fully established in support of the growing demand from customers," said Michael DeCata, vice president, contractor supplies, who noted that the Edmonton opening completes the company's plan for nine regional distribution centers in North America.

The new distribution center, located at 11239 186th Street in Edmonton, expects to stock 5,000 contractor supply line items, including saw blades, power tools and safety gear. "This facility, integrated with our extensive branch network, is another example of how United Rentals responds to our customers' every jobsite need," said Peter Hofbauer, director, logistics and distribution for United Rentals. "Customers who place orders before 4 p.m. can expect same-day shipment of their supplies."

The Edmonton center will fulfill orders placed through approximately 40 United Rentals branches. "We now have an ideal hub in Alberta from which to service our rental locations in western Canada," said Hofbauer. The company previously established a similar contractor supplies distribution center in Ontario, with additional centers in the United States in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, Texas, Oregon and Colorado. United Rentals expects to stock 10,000 contractor supply line items at each of its distribution centers by year-end.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,200 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 600 different types of equipment with a total original cost of $3.9 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com.


Chuck Wessendorf
VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7318 

Nicole Salas
Manager, Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7246