United Rentals Opens Eight Specialty Rental Branches - Expands Networks for Power & HVAC, Trench Safety and Tool Solutions

Stamford, CT - Aug 25, 2014

United Rentals, Inc. today announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the addition of seven U.S. locations and one in Canada:

  • United Rentals Power & HVAC branches in Raleigh, N.C., Detroit, Mich., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Salt Lake City, Utah, will provide engineered power, heating, cooling and ventilation solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, and disaster recovery services.
  • United Rentals Trench Safety branches in Brantford, Ontario, and Beacon Falls, Conn., will provide engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, as well as worker training.
  • United Rentals Tool Solutions branches in Southaven, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., will provide temporary and long-term onsite tool management, including inventory tracking, inspections and maintenance.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – specialty operations, said, "We’re continuing to implement a major expansion of our specialty lines of business, following significant growth in 2013. These eight openings are part of a broader plan for 2014 that will include additions to all of our specialty lines, including the pump network we acquired in April.”

United Rentals offers expert construction and industrial equipment rental, trench safety, temporary power, climate control, fluid transfer, tool management and technology services through the largest customer service organization of its kind in North America: 883 rental branches in the United States and Canada. For more information, see UnitedRentals.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 883 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 12,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,400 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $8.42 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.UnitedRentals.com.

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