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June 23, 2005 08:30 ET

United Rentals Opens Contractor Supplies Distribution Center in Portland, Oregon

GREENWICH, Conn.--(CCNMatthews - Jun 23, 2005) -

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the grand opening of its newest contractor supplies distribution center in Portland, Oregon. The 43,500 sq. ft. facility is the sixth of nine regional warehouses planned throughout the United States and Canada.

The new distribution center, located at 15323 Northeast Airport Way, will stock 8,000 contractor supply line items including saw blades, power tools and safety gear. "The Portland distribution center is an extremely fast and convenient way for our customers in the Northwest to fill their many jobsite needs," 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 contractor supplies warehouse will accept orders through more than 50 United Rentals branches in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The company has established similar contractor supplies distribution centers in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California and Texas. 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 www.unitedrentals.com.

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