United Rentals Opens Branch in Salt Lake City, Utah

Greenwich, CT - Nov 21, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest branch in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 11,000 sq. ft. facility at 40 East 3300 South Street will provide customers with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"A billion-dollar redevelopment project recently got underway in downtown Salt Lake City and several other large-scale construction projects have been given the green light," said Evan Salmon, branch manager for United Rentals. "Many of our customers are already participating in this growth. Our new branch is fully prepared to provide the equipment, supplies and services our customers need."

The Salt Lake City 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 740 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,500 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 $3.96 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