United Rentals Joins National Association for Women in Construction

Greenwich, CT - Apr 27, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced that it has become a member of the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC).

"United Rentals is very pleased to become a member of the NAWIC," said Honey Harris, vice president − gulf region for United Rentals. "Our company has long valued the role of women in construction, and supports their employment and advancement in our industry. The NAWIC organization promotes these same objectives with networking opportunities and career development resources for women in construction and related fields.

"We understand how important it is to support NAWIC chapter activities at the local level. That's where real progress can be made," Harris added. "United Rentals has initiated its membership with employee involvement in a number of local chapters in North America. We expect the number to grow as word of this opportunity spreads throughout our branch network."

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.

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