United Rentals Opens Pump and Power Branch in Chester, Pennsylvania

Greenwich, CT - Aug 22, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of a new pump and power and HVAC equipment rental branch in Chester, Penn. The branch, located at 805-B West 2nd Street, will provide customers with equipment rentals, sales and service and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"Chester's unique position along the Northeast Corridor, and its access to two major interstate highways as well as air, water and rail routes, has stimulated tremendous growth in the non-residential construction market here," said David Arnholt, branch manager for United Rentals. "We are pleased to participate in this thriving economy through the opening of our new pump and power rental location."

The new location will rent the latest technologies in temporary power generation, pumps, fluid handling, electrical testing and climate control equipment for commercial and industrial use. United Rentals also offers delivery service, 24-hour emergency response service and professional safety training for customers.

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 13,200 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 $3.9 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.


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