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United Rentals, Inc. is the world's largest equipment rental company with an estimated net revenue of $9.7 billion.
Their headquarters are located in Stamford, Connecticut and they have over 37,000 employees around the world. The main products that United Rental offers are construction equipment rentals, industrial equipment rentals, pump rentals, aerial work platforms, material lifts and small equipment rentals. Customers can rent nearly any construction or industrial piece of equipment from them through one of their many retail centers across America. They also offer tools, parts and supplies to make sure customers are always able to use their rented items.
United Rentals was founded in 1997 by Wayne Huizenga, who was best known for creating Waste Management, Inc. and Blockbuster Video. United Rentals is currently run by Michael Kneeland who is the President of US Rental, having previously held the position of Vice President at Hertz Corporation.
The company was founded in 1997 as an offshoot of Huizenga Holdings, Inc, which was the parent company that Wayne Huizenga ran until his retirement in 1996. The main focus of this rental business was to gain revenue from equipment that had been left idle due to economic slowdown. This led to them having a surge of growth during 2008 recession.