United Rentals Opens Branch in Weldon Spring, Missouri

Greenwich, CT - Aug 21, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of its newest branch in Weldon Spring, Mo. The branch will serve customers throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"Weldon Spring has experienced tremendous growth in both residential and non-residential construction in the last five years," said Nick Reitz, branch manager for United Rentals. "By expanding our service to customers in this area, we have stepped up to fill a need for quality equipment, service and supplies."

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 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