United Rentals Donates Aerial Equipment to Habitat for Humanity

Greenwich, CT - Oct 4, 2006

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today donated a Genie® TMZ™ 50/30 Series towable boom lift to Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (HHCFC) in support of the organization's home-building program in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The 50-ft. boom lift was delivered to Robert Knebel and Keith Cook, HHCFC president and chief executive officer, and vice president and director of construction operations, respectively, at Habitat's Bridgeport headquarters. In addition, United Rentals will provide operator certification training to five of HHCFC's core volunteers.

"United Rentals" support of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County speaks volumes about the company's commitment to helping people help themselves," said Andrea Stone, branch manager for United Rentals in Stamford. "This gift will build more than a house. It will help a family rebuild its life and help rebuild hope for others in the community. It makes a powerful statement about the progress that can be achieved with help from companies such as United Rentals."

"We have set an ambitious goal of building 100 safe, affordable homes in the region by 2010, double our production in the first 20 years of our existence in Fairfield County," Knebel said. "United Rentals' generous donation of a boom lift will make a dramatic and immediate difference in getting those homes built for working families."

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 760 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 14,000 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 20,000 classes of rental equipment with a total original cost of $4.2 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.

 

Contact:

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

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