United Rentals Completes Major Expansion at Anchorage, Alaska Branch

Greenwich, CT - Jan 10, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), North America's largest equipment rental company, today announced that it has completed a major expansion at its General Rentals branch in Anchorage, Alaska. The branch provides customers with equipment rentals, sales of new and used equipment, service and sales of contractor supplies.

The Anchorage branch, located at 9760 Old Seward Highway, has been expanded through the addition of a 12,000 square foot service center that will be used for repair and maintenance of customer-owned equipment as well as the branch's rental fleet. The new service center is outfitted with five drive-through garages and a large washing bay.

"These expanded facilities are an excellent example of United Rentals' long term commitment to the Anchorage area," said Bob Krause, region vice president, northwest. "Customers who depend on us for quality repairs, maintenance and parts will now be able to access these services around the clock, and on an expedited basis."

United Rentals also has a second branch in Anchorage, with additional locations in Fairbanks, Palmer, Soldotna, Wasilla and Delta Junction. The company has also recently begun construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art branch location in Fairbanks, with completion scheduled for June of this year.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in North America, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 47 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 types of equipment with a total original cost of $3.7 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. 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