United Rentals Inc.

United Rentals Expands Trench Safety Operations in Three States

GREENWICH, CT (October 27, 2011) -- United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) announced the further expansion of its trench safety rental network with the opening of three locations in the eastern United States. The new branches in Nashville, TN, Raleigh, NC, and Baltimore, MD, extend the company's trench safety presence to a total of 58 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president -- operations, trench safety, power and HVAC, said, "We are continuing to invest in our position as the leading trench safety rental provider in North
America by expanding our footprint and being first-to-market with new technologies for contractors working in underground excavations. Our specialty range of trench safety, temporary power and climate control services, together with our general construction equipment, comprises the largest rental fleet available to customers through a single source."

The United Rentals branch network integrates the company's general equipment rentals and trench safety, power and HVAC businesses into what the company says is the industry's largest customer-service footprint.

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