United Rentals Expands Specialty Rental Operations

Greenwich, CT - Apr 2, 2012


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the expansion of its specialty branch network with the opening of two locations in the northeastern United States and one in Texas.

The company’s new branch in Manchester, N.H., is part of United Rentals Trench Safety, the largest network of its kind in North America. New locations in Elmwood Park, N.J., and Corpus Christi, Texas, focus on temporary power and HVAC equipment for the construction and industrial markets. United Rentals Power & HVAC is a growing presence within the company’s scope of equipment rental expertise.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – operations, trench safety, power and HVAC, said, "We are continuing to invest in our position as the leading single-source provider of equipment rental solutions for construction, industrial and government applications. The needs of our customers often encompass trench safety, temporary power and climate control services, as well as general construction equipment. We have the ability to address these needs at any jobsite in North America."

The United Rentals branch network integrates the company's general equipment rentals and trench safety, power and HVAC businesses into the industry's largest customer service footprint. For more information, see unitedrentals.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 529 rental locations in 48 states and every Canadian province. United Rentals’ approximately 7,500 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. United Rentals offers for rent approximately 3,000 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $4.3 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.


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