SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

October 10, 2006 11:51 ET

Hertz Equipment Rental to Open New Facility in Bakersfield, CA

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), a leading construction and industrial equipment rental company, will celebrate the grand opening of its Bakersfield, CA, general rental facility on Friday, October 13, 2006. The event will take place at the store between 11 am and 2 pm, and will showcase the facility's new 1,500-square foot showroom and product line, which includes small tools, equipment and contractors' supplies.

As part of Hertz's commitment to expand services available for small to medium-sized contractors and homeowners, HERC Bakersfield offers a broad range of products, including lawn mowers, floor sanders and buffers, trenchers, paint sprayers, ladders, pumps and scaffolding. HERC Bakersfield also offers a wide assortment of construction and industrial equipment from manufacturers such as Case, Genie, Ingersoll-Rand, JLG, John Deere, Wacker and Stihl, with a focus on equipment for the port, foundry, cold storage and warehousing industries. Specialty oil field equipment includes A-frame trucks and cranes. Equipment is available to rent or buy.

At the grand opening, vendor demonstrations and literature will be available, a free lunch will be catered by Champs BBQ & Catering, and giveaways will be provided on-site while supplies last. HERC management will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony and on-air talent from KUZZ 107.9 Radio will broadcast live from the event.

Located at 6315 Snow Rd., Bakersfield, CA, 93308, the new HERC facility is housed on an 11-acre lot. Its hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturdays, 7 am to 3:30 pm.

With more than 265 locations in the U.S. and Canada, and an additional 95 locations in France and Spain, Hertz Equipment Rental has a diverse equipment inventory and offers daily, weekly, monthly and long-term rentals of tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale. For more information about Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at http://www.hertzequip.com or for the nearest location, call Hertz Equipment Rental toll-free at 1-888-777-2700.

Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation.

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