United Rentals Opens First Seven Specialty Rental Branches of 2016

STAMFORD, CT - Feb 17, 2016

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the addition of seven U.S. locations: 

  • The United Rentals Trench Safety branches in San Diego, Calif., and Columbia, S.C., will provide engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, as well as worker training. 
  • The United Rentals Pump Solutions branches in Nashville, Tenn., and Savage, Minn., will provide fluid transfer solutions ranging from high volume, high pressure pumps to small, portable units and custom fabrication.
  • The United Rentals Tool Solutions branches in San Antonio, Texas, and Oakdale, Minn., will provide temporary and long-term onsite tool management and maintenance.
  • The United Rentals Power & HVAC branch in Oakdale, Minn., will provide engineered solutions for temporary power, heating, cooling and ventilation, as well as disaster recovery services. 

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – specialty operations, said, "Our latest U.S. expansion is the first phase of at least 14 new specialty locations planned for this year. These offerings are fundamentally important to our company’s strategy, both in terms of profitable growth and service to customers. Demand for our specialty range is growing, and we will continue to invest accordingly.”

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: 897 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 897 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 12,700 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,300 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $8.73 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 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 unitedrentals.com.

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