United Rentals Opens Contractor Supplies Distribution Center in Denver, Colorado

Greenwich, CT - Jul 31, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the grand opening of its newest contractor supplies distribution center in Denver, Colorado. The 32,000 sq. ft. facility is the eighth of nine regional warehouses planned throughout the United States and Canada.

The new distribution center, located at 11220 East 53rd Avenue Suite 500, stocks 7,000 contractor supply line items, including saw blades, power tools and safety gear. "This facility is fully integrated with our branches so that customers who place orders before 4 p.m. can expect same-day shipment of their supplies," said Peter Hofbauer, director-logistics and distribution for United Rentals. "Our contractor supplies distribution network is another example of how United Rentals responds to our customers' every jobsite need."

The Denver center will fulfill customer orders placed through approximately 40 United Rentals locations in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and Utah. The company has established similar contractor supplies distribution centers in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, Texas and Oregon in the United States and Ontario in Canada. United Rentals expects to stock 10,000 contractor supply line items at each of its distribution centers by year-end.

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 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