GREENWICH, Conn. - February 15, 2012 - United Rentals, Inc. has acquired the assets of Coble Trench Safety, a market leader in specialty rentals, with 11 locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region.
"We are delighted to expand our trench safety rentals
business through the acquisition of Coble Trench Safety," said Paul
McDonnell, Senior Vice President - Operation, Trench, Power & HVAC. “We're
attracted to Coble's mix of government and industrial customers with very
little branch overlap in strong markets. We were looking forward to working
with Tom Coble, and were deeply saddened by his sudden and tragic passing. He
was instrumental in developing innovative new technologies and customer safety
training programs in support of the underground construction Industry. Tom was
a pioneer in the industry and we intend to build on his legacy.”
With the acquisition, United Rentals' trench presence grows to 93 locations in
28 states and Canada.
United Rentals Acquires Coble Trench Safety
February 16, 2012