United, A to Z Rental and Sales, Sunbelt Rentals, and Classic Party
Rentals all made new acquisitions in 2005. These companies were able
acquire the others with the hopes of making a bigger and better future
United purchased Atlantic Rentals of Woodstock, New Brunswick,
Canada. United hopes to make a move in the Canadian market with the acquisition. The company now serves all 10 Canadian provinces and is on
track to open 35 new operations this year.
A to Z Rental and Sales bought 5 branches in the Pacific Northwest
from HSS Hire Service Group of Britain. A to Z was also able to acquire
all 14 remaining Colorado HSS RentX branche locations in Colorado.
Sunbelt rentals acquired Northridge Equipment Rentals of Northridge,
California. Northridge was one of the largest family owned rental
businesses in the country and was ranked the 39th largest rental company
in the US. The acquisition will dramatically increase Sunbelt’s sales
in the California market.
Classic Party Rentals, which is the largest event planning rental
company in the US, acquired the rental operations of Aztec Tents and
Events. The acquisition helped expand Classic even further. Classic is
now comprised of 12 divisions and has generated revenues of more than