Essex Rental Corp. (Nasdaq: ESSX) ("Essex" or the “Company”) today announced that Ron Schad, Chief Executive Officer and Marty Kroll, Chief Financial Officer will address institutional investors at the Oppenheimer 7 th Annual Industrials Conference on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel at 111 East 48 th Street in New York City, NY. In addition, Laurence Levy, Chairman, Ed Levy, Vice-Chairman and Kory Glen, Director of Finance will address institutional investors at the 2012 KeyBanc Capital Markets Industrial, Automotive and Transportation Conference on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the InterContinental Hotel, Boston at 510 Atlantic Ave. in Boston, MA. A copy of the slides being presented at both conferences will be available via the Investor Relations section (“Events and Presentations”) of the Essex Rental Corp. website at www.essexrentalcorp.com. Additionally, the presentation slides will be filed as a Current Report on Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. About Essex Rental Corp. Essex, through its subsidiaries, Essex Crane Rental Corp. and Coast Crane Company, is one of North America's largest providers of rental and distribution for mobile cranes (including lattice-boom crawler cranes, truck cranes and rough terrain cranes), self-erecting cranes, stationary tower cranes, elevators and hoists, and other lifting equipment used in a wide array of construction projects. In addition, the Company provides product support including installation, maintenance, repair, and parts and services for equipment provided and other equipment used by its construction industry customers. With a large fleet, consisting primarily of cranes, as well as other construction equipment and unparalleled customer service and support, Essex supplies a wide variety of innovative lifting solutions for construction projects related to power generation, petro-chemical, refineries, water treatment and purification, bridges, highways, hospitals, shipbuilding, offshore oil fabrication and industrial plants, and commercial and residential construction.