Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals last week announced that it has become a member of the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC).
"United Rentals is very pleased to become a member of the NAWIC," said Honey Harris, vice president, gulf region for United Rentals. "Our company has long valued the role of women in construction, and supports their employment and advancement in our industry. The NAWIC organization promotes these same objectives with networking opportunities and career development resources for women in construction and related fields.
"We understand how important it is to support NAWIC chapter activities at the local level. That's where real progress can be made," Harris added. "United Rentals has initiated its membership with employee involvement in a number of local chapters in North America. We expect the number to grow as word of this opportunity spreads throughout our branch network."
NAWIC originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas, founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Today, the group has 5,800 members and close to 200 chapters in almost every U.S. state and two Canadian provinces. Additional information about NAWIC is available at www.nawic.org.
In other company news, United Rentals will hold its quarterly conference call with Wayland Hicks, CEO, and John Milne, president and chief financial officer, on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
The conference call will be available by audio webcast at www.unitedrentals.com, where it will also be archived. The conference call will also be available by calling 847-585-4340. A replay of the call will be available by calling 402-220-3440 until Wednesday, May 18, 2005.
United Rentals is No. 1 on the new RER 100.