United Rentals acquires Coble Trench Safety assets

United Rentals has acquired the assets of Coble Trench Safety, which has 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 of United Rentals’ operation, trench, power and HVAC.  “We’re attracted to Coble’s mix of government and industrial customers with very little branch overlap in strong markets.”

With the acquisition, United Rentals’ trench presence grows to 93 locations in 28 states and Canada.