United Rentals Opens Second General Rentals Branch in Indianapolis, Indiana

Greenwich, CT - Nov 20, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of a second general rentals branch in Indianapolis, Ind. The 25,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 4050 West Morris Street, will provide customers with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"The city of Indianapolis plans to spend more than $900 million on infrastructure expansion projects during the next two years, and a residential construction boom is already in progress," said Bob Bogardus, district manager for United Rentals. "Our new location will deliver added convenience to our customers, both as an equipment rental source and as a one-stop shop for professional contractor supplies and services."

The new Indianapolis branch carries a broad range of equipment for commercial and industrial construction, renovation and maintenance, including the latest technologies in aerial work platforms. United Rentals also offers equipment delivery, certified safety and professional operator training, and 24-hour emergency response.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 740 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,500 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 $3.96 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