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United Rentals Opens Three Power & HVAC Branches

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the addition of three locations dedicated to providing power generation and climate control solutions.

United Rentals Power & HVAC recently opened U.S. branches in San Diego, Calif., and Oklahoma City, Okla., and a Canadian branch in Fort McMurray, Alberta. All three locations will focus on providing engineered power, heating, cooling and ventilation solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, and disaster recovery services. The company currently has a total of 824 rental branches in North America.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – operations, trench safety, power and HVAC, said, "Our company’s continued investment in its specialty footprint demonstrates the importance we place on meeting increasing customer demand for these services. San Diego, Oklahoma City and Fort McMurray are part of a planned expansion of 18 new specialty locations this year. All United Rentals branches are able to cross-sell our specialty services as part of our commitment to total jobsite solutions.”

United Rentals offers expert equipment rental, trench safety, temporary power, climate control, industrial tool and technology services through the largest customer service organization of its kind in North America. For more information, see

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 824 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 11,500 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 3,200 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $7.70 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at

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