United Rentals Expands Trench Safety Rental Operations in Three States

Greenwich, CT - Oct 26, 2011


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the further expansion of its trench safety rental network with the opening of three locations in the eastern United States. The new branches in Nashville, Tenn., Raleigh, N.C., and Baltimore, Md., extend the company's trench safety presence to a total of 58 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president - operations, trench safety, power and HVAC, said, "We are continuing to invest in our position as the leading trench safety rental provider in North America by expanding our footprint and being first-to-market with new technologies for contractors working in underground excavations. Our specialty range of trench safety, temporary power and climate control services, together with our general construction equipment, comprises the largest rental fleet available to customers through a single source."

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 541 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 7,500 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,900 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $4.18 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 unitedrentals.com.



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