United Rentals Wins State Purchasing Contracts in Massachusetts and Texas

Greenwich, CT - Nov 29, 2009


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the largest equipment rental company in North America, today announced that its Government Solutions business has been awarded state purchasing contracts in Texas and Massachusetts.

In Massachusetts, United Rentals has won a sole-source equipment rental contract through 2012, with an optional extension. The contract is available for use by all executive agencies in the Commonwealth.

In Texas, United Rentals has won a shared contract for equipment rentals provided through 2012 and administered via the state’s Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), a nationwide purchasing cooperative available to all units of local government and non-profits. The renewable H-GAC contract expands the presence of United Rentals Government Solutions in Texas, where the company has held a Texas Multiple Award Schedule (TXMAS) contract since 2007.

Robert Caudle, Director – Government Solutions for United Rentals, said, “We are extremely pleased to have been selected to perform under these two contracts, which give us an opportunity to strengthen our existing relationships with state and local governments and expand the range of agencies we support. We place a high value on these partnerships and are prepared to serve them with an expert understanding of government needs.”

Caudle continued, “In recent months, government agencies across the country have been increasingly relying on our Government Solutions expertise to assist them in their implementation of projects related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Our vast equipment resources and national branch footprint enable us to provide solutions to government customers in virtually any locale."

United Rentals, which offers approximately 3,000 classes of construction and industrial equipment for rent, currently provides support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal entities, and all branches of the military. The company has more than 580 locations in the United States and Canada, including the largest network of trench safety operations in North America.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 580 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company’s approximately 8,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 3,000 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. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.


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