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Power amp HVAC and other specialty areas are the focus of most of United Rentals39 current expansion efforts
Power & HVAC and other specialty areas are the focus of most of United Rentals' current expansion efforts.

United Rentals Opens 10 Specialty Branches

United Rentals has opened 10 new specialty rental branches, eight in the United States and two in Canada, the industry’s leading equipment rental company announced this week. New United Rentals Pump Solutions branches in Atlanta; Carlsbad, N.M.; Elmwood Park, N.J.; Hayward, Calif.; Saskatoon, Sask.; and Prince George, B.C., will provide fluid transfer solutions for industrial and commercial applications ranging from high volume and high pressure pumps to small, portable units, including custom fabrication.

United is also opening United Rentals Tool Solutions branches in Charlotte, N.C., and Ridgefield Park, N.J., offering temporary and long-term site tool management, including inventory tracking, inspections and maintenance.

The United Rental Power & HVAC division is opening in Amarillo, Texas, offering engineered power, heating, cooling and ventilation solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, as well as disaster recovery services.

The company also opened a United Rentals Trench Safety branch in Lake Charles, La., which will offer engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, along with worker training.

“The role of our specialty rental network continues to grow in importance within our companywide strategy for growth and profitability,” said Paul McDonnell, senior vice president of specialty operations. “Throughout 2015, we will continue to expand our footprints for pump solutions, tool solutions, power and HVAC and trench safety to meet demand for these services.”

United Rentals, the rental industry’s largest company, is No. 1 on the RER 100, and is based in Stamford, Conn. The company has placed greater emphasis on growing its specialty branch network in recent years and recently stated it would open 18 specialty branches in 2015. 

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