STAMFORD, Conn. — United Rentals Inc. announced that it has acquired the power and HVAC rental assets of Blue-Stream Services LLC, a provider of equipment rental services in the Gulf region.

The four Blue-Stream locations in New Iberia and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Dallas and Houston, Texas, serve diverse end markets including oil and gas, disaster recovery, industrial, construction, and entertainment.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president - operations for United Rentals, said, “The Blue-Stream acquisition expands the footprint of our Power and HVAC specialty rental operations in the Gulf, and deepens our presence in attractive end markets. This is a high-margin business with an experienced team and strong customer relationships. It offers significant cross-selling opportunities with our broader network.”

United Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in the world, with an integrated network of 876 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company serves construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and others. For more information, visit

Publication date: 5/19/2014

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