United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) is the largest equipment rental company in North America, with about 11.4 percent of the region's market share. It owns the largest rental fleet in the world, has a workforce of roughly 14,800 employees, and operates 997 locations across 49 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces. In 2017, United Rentals' revenue totaled more than $6.64 billion, with over $1.35 billion in profit. It is ranked #452 on the Fortune 500. URI was founded in 1997 by Bradley Jacobs and grew primarily through acquisition. It offers general, aerial, and specialty rentals to a customer base that includes construction and industrial companies; utilities; municipalities; and homeowners. In addition to rentals, the company offers new and used equipment sales, servicing, and safety training. United Rentals is currently led by Michael J. Kneeland (President & CEO) and William B. Plummer (Executive Vice President & CFO). It is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.