United Rentals Opens General Rentals Branch in Fort St. John, British Columbia

Greenwich, CT - Apr 10, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of its newest general rentals branch in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The 7,800 square foot facility at 11503 Tahltan Road will serve customers throughout the province with a full range of equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"Fort St. John is a thriving city in British Columbia's northeast region, and home to many of the industries that drive our economy, including oil and gas, agriculture, forestry and manufacturing," said Larry Cranston, branch manager for United Rentals. "We took the requirements of these industries into consideration when building our rental fleet and line of contractor supplies. The new branch offers one-stop convenience that meets every jobsite need."

The branch carries specialized equipment for the natural resources business sector as well as a broad range of equipment for commercial and industrial construction, renovation and maintenance. United Rentals also offers equipment delivery, certified safety and professional operator training, and 24-hour emergency response. The company serves customers in Canada with over 100 branches.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,700 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, Connecticut. 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