United Rentals Opens Branch in Shelby Township, Michigan

Greenwich, CT - Apr 19, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of its newest branch in Shelby Township, Mich. The 17,000 square foot facility at 12000 23 Mile Road will serve customers throughout the greater Detroit metropolitan area with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"The entire region north of the city of Detroit is seeing tremendous growth in both residential and non-residential construction," said Bill Mason, branch manager for United Rentals. "We are opening our new branch in the heart of that growth to deliver added convenience to contractors, both as an equipment rental source and a one-stop shop for supplies and service. Our new, three-and-a-half acre facility expands our company's longstanding history of service to the Detroit area."

The new 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 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.


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