United Rentals Partners with National Hispanic Construction Association

United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI), the largest equipment rental company in the world, has announced its new partnership as an official sponsor of the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA). United Rentals will support the NHCA in its mission to provide educational, professional and technical resources to members of state and regional Hispanic contractor associations.

Dennis Walker, United Rentals national accounts manager, will represent the company on the NHCA’s corporate advisory board. “We are proud to extend our commitment to industry diversity and safety with our sponsorship of the NHCA’s agenda,” Walker said. “United Rentals has long recognized the important role of Hispanic-owned companies as one of the fastest-growing segments of the construction industry.”

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Peter Fontanes, chairman of the board of directors of NHCA, said, “We sincerely thank United Rentals for supporting our mission and for believing in the efforts of the organization. We have confidence that this partnership will have a tremendous positive impact within the Hispanic community.”

As national sponsor, United Rentals will be a presenter at the first annual NHCA Business Development Conference in Washington, D.C. in September.

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About United Rentals

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United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 530 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 7,300 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,900 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $3.85 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn.