United Rentals Opens Pump and Power Branch in North Olmsted, Ohio

Greenwich, CT - Oct 26, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of a new pump, power and HVAC equipment rental branch in North Olmsted, Ohio. The branch, located at 23904 Lorian Road, will provide customers with turnkey rental solutions for their temporary power, fluid handling, and climate control needs as well as a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"North Olmsted is among the many communities throughout Ohio that will benefit from the $37 million of construction funds earmarked by the state legislature for residential improvement projects," said Todd Pierosh, branch manager for United Rentals. "By expanding our service to customers in the Cleveland area, we are meeting a growing need for quality pump and power equipment."

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.

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