United Rentals Opens Seven More Specialty Rental Branches

Stamford, CT - Nov 9, 2016

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the opening of six additional U.S. locations and one in Canada:

  • The United Rentals Trench Safety branch in Lansing, Mich., will provide engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, as well as worker training.
  • The United Rentals Power & HVAC branches in Charleston, S.C., Cumming, Ga., and Freeport, Texas, will provide engineered solutions for temporary power, heating, cooling and ventilation, as well as disaster recovery services.
  • The United Rentals Tool Solutions branches in Chesapeake, Va., Bakersfield, Calif., and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will provide temporary and long-term onsite tool management and maintenance.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – specialty operations, said, "Our latest branch openings complete our plan for 14 new specialty locations in 2016, as part of our ongoing strategic expansion. In addition to strong standalone demand, we are cross-selling specialty rentals to our large construction and industrial customers. Our specialty offerings represent some of our most important growth opportunities, and we’ll continue to invest accordingly.”

United Rentals offers expert construction and industrial equipment rental, trench safety, temporary power, climate control, fluid transfer, tool management and technology services through the largest customer service organization of its kind in North America: 890 rental branches in the United States and Canada. For more information, see unitedrentals.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 890 rental locations in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 12,500 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,200 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $9.17 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.

 

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