United Rentals Plans Grand Re-Opening of Manhattan Branch, June 28 Event to Showcase Equipment Innovations and Safety

Miami, FL -


United Rentals will celebrate the relocation of its flagship branch in New York City with a grand re-opening event on Thursday, June 28, 2007. The equipment rental branch also houses a contractor supplies showroom, maintenance facility and full-service yard. It is located on Manhattan's West Side at 546 West 44th Street. At 45,000 sq. ft. the property is nearly twice the size of the former rental location.

United Rentals also operates a satellite branch on Liberty Street, and a second satellite branch on the city's Upper East Side at 111th Street and Second Avenue. The company has served the New York City market since 2001.

"It has been six years of steady growth for United Rentals here in the metro area," said Steve Nadelman, senior vice president - field operations and corporate real estate for United Rentals. "With our move into this impressive new facility, we have expanded our ability to serve our contractor, industrial, municipal and homeowner customers in the five boroughs. This branch demonstrates our commitment to the metropolitan area."

The Manhattan grand re-opening is one of 15 major branch relocations completed by United Rentals in the past year as part of the company's program of continuous improvement.

The branch will showcase its capabilities at the event on June 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The public is invited.

The Manhattan 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 delivery and pickup services, certified safety and 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 over 690 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,200 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 20,000 classes of rental equipment with a total original cost of $4.0 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.