United Rentals, Inc. has announced that it has acquired the assets of Blue Mountain Equipment Rental Corporation, a company with locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Blue Mountain is almost exclusively focused on the industrial segment with a special concentration on oil and gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale region, the area of one of the largest natural gas discoveries in the United States.
"The Blue Mountain acquisition further deepens our position in the expanding energy sector," said Michael J. Kneeland, chief executive officer. "Like our three other acquisitions this year, Blue Mountain provides an attractive growth opportunity in a burgeoning segment. The management and employees of Blue Mountain bring industry expertise that will be valuable as well as a passion for outstanding customer service. We welcome them to the United Rentals family."