United Rentals has added eight new branches to its specialty branch network, seven in the United States and one in Canada.

The company opened United Rentals Power & HVAC branches in Raleigh, N.C.; Detroit; Cincinnati and Salt Lake City, providing engineered power, heating, cooling and ventilation solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, as well as disaster recovery services.

United Rentals Trench Safety branches in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and Beacon Falls, Conn., will provide engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, as well as worker training.

United Rentals Tool Solutions branches in Southaven, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., will provide temporary and long-term onsite tool management, including inventory tracking, inspections and maintenance.

“We’re continuing to implement a major expansion of our specialty lines of business, following significant growth in 2013,” said Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – specialty operations. “These eight openings are part of a broader plan for 2014 that will include additions to all our specialty lines, including the pump network we acquired in April.”

Now with 883 rental branches in the United States and Canada, United Rentals offers construction and industrial equipment rental, trench safety, temporary power, climate control, fluid transfer, tool management and technology services. Based in Stamford, Conn., United Rentals is No. 1 on the RER 100.