United Rentals Opens General Rentals Branch in Casper, Wyoming

Greenwich, CT - Mar 1, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), North America's largest equipment rental company, today announced the grand opening of its newest general rentals branch in Casper, Wyoming. The 10,320 sq. ft. facility at 5875 West Zero Road in Casper provides customers in central Wyoming with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"We are pleased to participate in the thriving economy of the Casper area with the opening of this general rentals location," said Eli Hofer, branch manager for United Rentals. "Our new branch makes it even more convenient for contractors to use United Rentals as a one-stop shop for all their jobsite needs."

The new branch will carry a broad range of rental equipment for commercial and industrial construction, renovation and maintenance. United Rentals also offers equipment delivery service, professional safety training, 24-hour emergency response, and other services to customers.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in North America, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 47 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 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, Connecticut. 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