United Rentals Expands Series with White Paper on Optimal Trench Protection

Greenwich, CT -


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the release of the second in a series of white papers on issues of importance to the construction and rental industries and their customers.

"Optimal Trench Protection: Key to Safety and Cost-Effectiveness" explains why it is important for contractors to understand the full range of trench protective systems available for underground construction projects. In addition, the white paper is part of a broader, ongoing United Rentals initiative to provide the most cost-effective trench protective solutions, encompassing equipment, information, training, technical support and industry innovation.

Paul McDonnell, vice president- Trench Safety, Pump & Power Region for United Rentals, said, "As the largest equipment rental company in the world, United Rentals has a responsibility to help drive improvements in the safety and productivity of construction methods above and below ground. United Rentals is collaborating with the private and public sectors to generate awareness, foster emerging technologies, and develop and promote best practices regarding trench safety."

The United Rentals white paper series is available at no charge to the general public, and is offered in English and Spanish. "Optimal Trench Protection: Key to Safety and Cost-Effectiveness" can be downloaded or printed from the company's website at unitedrentals.com.

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 13,900 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.



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

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