United Rentals Opens Two Branches in West Virginia

Greenwich, CT - Apr 10, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of two new aerial equipment branches in West Virginia. The branches in Fairmont at 2016 Meyers Drive and in Huntington at 1501 Jackson Ave. will provide customers with aerial equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies. These branches will serve customers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

"We are pleased to participate in the thriving construction market in West Virginia and adjacent states," said Jerry Adkins, district manager − high reach for United Rentals. "We now have a substantial fleet of rental equipment located in West Virginia. These two new branches are convenient for our customers in each state."

The new branches, the first for United Rentals in West Virginia, will rent a broad range of aerial work platforms and other equipment for commercial and industrial construction, renovation and maintenance, including forklifts and scaffolding. 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 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,700 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 $3.7 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. 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