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HERTZ EQUIPMENT RENTAL CORPORATION TO OPEN RENOVATED FACILITY IN BARRIE, ONTARIO

Jul 16, 2007

PARK RIDGE, N.J. – (July 16, 2007) – Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), a leading construction and industrial equipment rental company, will celebrate the grand re-opening of its Barrie, Ontario General Rental facility on Friday, July 20, 2007. The event will take place at the store between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will showcase the facility’s renovated showroom and newly-expanded product line, which includes small tools, construction equipment and contractors’ supplies.

The grand re-opening of HERC Barrie is part of the company’s General Rental program expansion, which HERC began in 2003 in support of its commitment to increase services and products for small, medium and large contractors as well as homeowners. The company added 24 General Rental locations in 2006 as part of its planned expansion in that line of equipment rental and currently has 115 General Rental locations throughout the United States and Canada.

HERC’s Barrie General Rental location offers a broad range of new products, including roto-tillers, floor sanders and buffers, trenchers, paint sprayers, ladders, pumps and scaffolding. In addition to the newly-expanded product line, HERC Barrie still offers a wide assortment of construction and industrial equipment from manufacturers such as Case, Genie, Ingersoll-Rand, JLG, John Deere, Wacker and Stihl. HERC Barrie is also a Bobcat dealer, with specialized service and parts personnel.

At the HERC Barrie grand re-opening, vendor demonstrations and literature will be available, a free lunch will be provided by Wildwood Hospitality Inc., and giveaways will be provided on-site while supplies last. HERC management will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony and on-air talent from local radio station Rock 95 will broadcast live from the event.

Located at 614 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Ontario L$M 4S4, the new facility consists of a 3,000-square foot show room and 1.3-acre lot. Its hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The location can be reached at (705) 726-2228.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation operates one of the world’s largest equipment rental businesses with more than 275 locations in the U.S. and Canada, and an additional 85 locations in France and Spain. HERC offers daily, weekly, monthly and long-term rentals of tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers. 

Hertz, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,700 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company’s Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

For information on Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, or for the nearest location, call HERC toll-free at 1-888-777-2700 or visit the company on the web at www.hertzequip.com. To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131 or visit the company on the web at www.hertz.com.

CONTACT:
Katura Hudson                                                                                                                     
(201) 307-2574
kahudson@hertz.com