United Rentals, Inc.
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United Rentals, Inc.

July 27, 2005 10:49 ET

United Rentals Opens Contractor Supplies Distribution Center in Brampton, Ontario

GREENWICH, Conn.--(CCNMatthews - Jul 27, 2005) -

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the grand opening of its newest contractor supplies distribution center in Brampton, Ontario. The 42,000 sq. ft. facility is the seventh of nine regional warehouses planned throughout North America and the first in Canada.

The new distribution center, located in Brampton at 165 Orenda Road, stocks 8,000 contractor supply line items, including saw blades, power tools and safety gear. "This facility, integrated with our extensive branch network, is another example of how United Rentals responds to our customers' every jobsite need," said Peter Hofbauer, director-logistics and distribution for United Rentals. "Customers who place orders before 4 p.m. can expect same-day shipment of their supplies."

The Brampton center will fulfill customer orders placed through approximately 50 United Rentals branches. "We now have an ideal hub near Toronto from which to service our rental locations in eastern Canada," said Hofbauer. The company has established similar contractor supplies distribution centers in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, Texas and Oregon. United Rentals expects to stock 10,000 contractor supply line items at each of its distribution centers by year-end.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,900 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 600 different types of equipment with a total original cost of $3.7 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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