United Rentals Contractor Supplies Distribution Center Opens in Chino, California

Greenwich, CT -


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of its newest contractor supplies distribution center in Chino, Calif. The 44,300 square foot facility is the fourth of nine regional warehouses planned throughout the United States and Canada.

The new distribution center, located in Chino at 13950 Norton Avenue, stocks 8,000 retail contractor supply line items, including saw blades, power tools and safety gear. "This facility is another example of how United Rentals leads the construction industry in responding to our customers' needs with a solution built around superior customer service," said Peter Hofbauer, director logistics and distribution for United Rentals. "Most customers who place orders before 5 pm can expect overnight delivery of their supplies."

The Chino center will fulfill customer orders placed through more than 120 United Rentals branches in California, Nevada and Arizona. "Chino is ideally located to service the entire Southwest," said Hofbauer. "By offering more products through the warehouse than ever before we will provide our branches and customers with the convenience of one stop-shopping to meet every jobsite need."

United Rentals has established similar contractor supplies distribution centers in Atlanta, Ga., Middletown, Penn. and Aurora, Ill. The company expects to stock 10,000 contractor supply line items at each of its distribution centers by the end of 2005.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,700 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 $3.7 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 
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Nicole Salas
Manager, Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7246
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