United Rentals Supports Local Habitat for Humanity Affiliate

Lebanon, PA - May 30, 2006

 

The United Rentals branch in Lebanon has made a substantial donation of equipment and contractor supplies to Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon County, according to Pam Tricamo, the chapter's executive director. The company has donated construction equipment, including a Multiquip portable generator and a JLG® variable reach forklift, as well as professional contractor supplies to the Habitat chapter, which is one of 130 affiliates nationwide participating in the National Builders Association's "National Builders Blitz."

In addition, United Rentals employees will volunteer at the Blitz build along with professional contractors on Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9. The Lebanon house will be one of 400 homes constructed nationally during the event.

"Our company is pleased to provide Habitat for Humanity with equipment and contractor supplies that will help improve the quality of life for area residents," said Bruce Ure, branch manager. "United Rentals is proud to take an active role in supporting and improving the communities where we live and work. Habitat for Humanity shares our belief that actions can speak louder than words."

United Rentals, the world's largest equipment rental company, also sells a full range of contractor supplies at its branches.

"United Rentals' gift speaks to the company's generosity and to the 'we are all our brother's keeper' philosophy of Habitat for Humanity," said Tricamo. "These supplies will support our work with families to help them help themselves to rebuild their lives, their homes and their communities."

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 750 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 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.

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