United Rentals Opens Branch in Von Ormy, Texas

Greenwich, CT - Jun 13, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of its newest branch in Von Ormy, Texas. This branch is the sixteenth new rental location opened this year. The company has said that a total of 30 to 35 branch openings are planned for 2005.

The 7,000 sq. ft. facility at 9923 Fischer Road will serve customers throughout Bexar County with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"Von Ormy is a thriving city south of San Antonio and home to many of the industries that drive our economy, including agriculture and automobile manufacturing," said Clarence Jackson, branch manager for United Rentals. "As a one-stop source for equipment rentals, supplies and service, we are ideally situated to deliver added convenience to contractors and construction companies."

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 12,900 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, Conn. 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