RSC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RRR), one of the largest equipment rental providers in North America, today announced it has completed the purchase of the operations and certain operating assets of Independent Aerial Equipment (IAE) of Elizabeth, N.J. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The IAE acquisition aligns with our strategy of growth in geographic areas of opportunity, broadening our customer base in New Jersey, New York City and Long Island -- the largest metro market in the U.S.,” said Erik Olsson, RSC President and Chief Executive Officer. “The expansion of our footprint in the Northeast provides attractive opportunities for growth by increasing access and availability for new and existing customers in the region.”

Privately held IAE is a leading provider of aerial rental equipment, including articulated and telescopic boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts and similar equipment. IAE serves industrial and non-residential construction customers located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania with approximately $50 million in fleet at original cost.

“IAE has established itself throughout the Northeast by delivering exceptional service to customers who have come to trust the company with their aerial equipment needs,” said Phil Hobson, RSC Senior Vice President of Operations. “We are excited to welcome IAE’s dedicated employees and loyal customers to RSC, where our focus is on operational excellence that benefits our customers and shareholders.”

About RSC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RRR) and RSC Equipment Rental, Inc.

Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., RSC Holdings Inc. is the holding company for the operating entity, RSC Equipment Rental, Inc. (“RSC”), which is a premier provider of rental equipment in North America, servicing the industrial, maintenance and non-residential construction markets with $2.4 billion of equipment at original cost. RSC offers superior equipment availability, reliability and 24x7 service to customers through an integrated network of 446 rental locations across 41 states in the United States and three provinces in Western Canada. Customer solutions to improve efficiency and reduce cost include the proprietary Total Control® rental management system, Mobile Tool Rooms TM and on-site rental locations. With over 4,300 employees committed to safety and sustainability, RSC delivers the best value and industry-leading customer service. All information is as of March 31, 2011. Additional information about RSC is available at

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