United Rentals Opens Traffic Control Rental Branch in Kansas City, Kansas

Greenwich, CT - Nov 28, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of a traffic control equipment rental branch in Kansas City, Kan. The 24,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 100 Greystone Avenue, will provide customers with equipment rentals, sales of new and used equipment, contractor supplies, and traffic control services.

"Kansas City is committed to driving economic development and capital investment," said Mike Solomon, district manager for United Rentals. "Commercial construction is booming around the Kansas Speedway, and a downtown revitalization is in progress. We are meeting the traffic control needs of our customers in all these areas."

The new location rents barricades, cones, crash attenuators and other traffic control equipment, installs temporary and permanent signage, and provides pavement-marking services. United Rentals also offers equipment delivery, certified safety and professional operator training, and 24-hour emergency response for customers.

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