United Rentals Opens Trench Safety Branch in North Olmsted, Ohio

Greenwich, CT - Oct 24, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest trench safety rental branch in North Olmsted, Ohio. The branch, located at 23904 Lorian Road, will provide customers with underground construction equipment rentals, sales and service and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"We have strategically positioned this new location to serve our customers involved in upgrading Cleveland's network of utilities and sewer systems," said Steve Bayda, branch manager for United Rentals. "An estimated $1 billion will be spent on construction to complete these projects. The North Olmsted facility is our second trench safety branch in the Buckeye State, effectively expanding our availability to customers who need quality underground equipment, service and supplies."

The new location will rent the latest technologies in steel and aluminum trench shields, aluminum trench shores, steel sheet pile with modular walling systems, steel crossing plates and custom slide rail systems, as well as a range of confined space ventilators, detectors and other equipment. 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