United Rentals Opens Eight Specialty Rental Branches

Expands power & HVAC, trench safety and tool rental stores.

United Rentals, Inc. is expanding its specialty branch network with seven U.S. locations and one in Canada:

  • United Rentals Power & HVAC branches in Raleigh, N.C., Detroit, Mich., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Salt Lake City, Utah, will provide engineered power, heating, cooling and ventilation solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, and disaster recovery services.
  • United Rentals Trench Safety branches in Brantford, Ontario, and Beacon Falls, Conn., will provide engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, as well as worker training.
  • United Rentals Tool Solutions branches in Southaven, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., will provide temporary and long-term onsite tool management, including inventory tracking, inspections and maintenance.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – specialty operations, said, "We’re continuing to implement a major expansion of our specialty lines of business, following significant growth in 2013. These eight openings are part of a broader plan for 2014 that will include additions to all of our specialty lines, including the pump network we acquired in April.”