United Rentals Wins Sole-Source NJPA Purchasing Contract for 31,000 Members

Greenwich, CT - Jan 18, 2011


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that it has been awarded a contract for Construction, Maintenance and Operational-Related Rental Equipment by the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) and is currently the sole source equipment rental vendor for NJPA.

The NJPA is a municipal contracting agency and purchasing cooperative that predominantly serves the governmental, educational and non-profit sectors. As a result of the award, more than 31,000 NJPA Members have the opportunity to rent quality construction and industrial equipment.

Robert Caudle, United Rentals director – government solutions, said, “We are extremely pleased to support the NJPA’s objective of making competitively awarded products and services available to its members. We understand the tempo of institutional purchasing and the unique requirements related to the government procurement process. The NJPA alliance is an opportunity to deepen our existing relationships with these customers and expand the range of agencies we serve.”

United Rentals provides support to federal and state entities and all branches of the military through its Government Solutions business. The company has earned sole-source and shared state purchasing contracts for equipment rental, and recently won renewal of its U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 549 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 7,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,900 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $3.8 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.


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