United Rentals Completes 2013 Expansion of Specialty Rental Operations with Six More Openings in U.S. and Canada

18 Openings this Year to be Followed by More in 2014

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

United Rentals, Inc. (URI) today announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the addition of three new U.S. locations and three in Canada.

United Rentals Power & HVAC branches in Midland, Texas, Calgary, Alberta, and Moncton, New Brunswick, will provide engineered power, heating, cooling and ventilation solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, and disaster recovery services. United Rentals Trench Safety branches in Lubbock, Texas, Calgary, Alberta, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will provide engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, along with worker training.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – operations, trench safety, power and HVAC, said, "We’ve now met our 2013 target for 18 strategic openings, with more planned for 2014. Each addition to our specialty division enhances the services offered by branches across our network. This is a major differentiator for United Rentals – our ability to leverage the full extent of our resources for customers at the point of need.”

United Rentals offers expert equipment rental, trench safety, temporary power, climate control, industrial tool and technology services through the largest customer service organization of its kind in North America. The company currently has a total of 822 rental branches in North America. For more information, see unitedrentals.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 822 rental locations that operate in 49 U.S. states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 11,700 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 3,200 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $7.96 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com.

Contact:
United Rentals, Inc.
Fred Bratman, 203-618-7318
Cell: 917-847-4507
fbratman@ur.com

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