United Rentals Opens Branch in Homestead, Florida

Greenwich, CT - Oct 25, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest branch in Homestead, Fla. The 2,500 square foot facility at 24 SW 6th Avenue will provide customers with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"The residential construction boom in the Homestead area has now extended throughout the Keys," said Tony Pielago, branch manager for United Rentals. "Schools, hospitals and municipal buildings are all under new construction or renovation to keep pace with the population. Our new location is ideally positioned to service both residential and commercial construction needs."

The new Homestead branch carries a broad range of equipment for commercial and industrial construction, renovation and maintenance, including the latest technologies in aerial work platforms. United Rentals also offers equipment delivery, certified safety and professional operator training, and 24-hour emergency response.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,200 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 $3.9 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 

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