CARFAX is the Best Place to Work in Columbia

For further information: Christopher Basso, Carfax Public Relations, Phone (703) 934-2664

COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 12, 2011) -- Carfax is the 'Best Place to Work' in Columbia for 2011, according to Inside Columbia's CEO. Columbia-born Carfax earned the top spot over more than 60 other local companies nominated for the magazine's inaugural 'Best Places to Work' list.

"Being named Columbia's 'Best Place to Work' is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees," said Joedy Lenz, vice president at Carfax. "Every person at Carfax has a hand in helping used car buyers and sellers save money and stay safe. That's what drives us. In turn, we are committed to providing an exceptional work environment that our people can be proud of and encourages them to give back to the city we've called home for over 25 years."

Carfax employees enjoy a liberal working environment that emphasizes healthy, family-oriented lifestyles. The company extends health-care benefits to include domestic partners, subsidizes gym memberships and supports numerous community service initiatives. Collaboration, recognition and work environment are some of the attributes of Carfax that employees rank highest.

Founded in Columbia, Mo. in 1984 by local entrepreneur Ewin Barnett III, Carfax maintains its data center in the city, comprising more than nine billion vehicle records. Millions of consumers, more than 30,000 dealers and 32 manufacturer Certified Pre-Owned programs rely on Carfax Vehicle History Reports to help buy and sell used cars.

Carfax is currently expanding its data center with a 15,000 sq. ft. addition expected to be completed by spring of 2012. The company also plans to add up to 50 new jobs within the next five years. For information on the job opportunities available at Carfax, visit www.carfax.com/careers.

About Carfax (www.carfax.com)

Carfax is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and maintains the largest vehicle history database ever assembled, comprising over 9 billion vehicle records from more than 34,000 sources across North America. A Carfax® Vehicle History Report™, the most trusted resource for vehicle history information, is an essential step in the used car buying process. Get free Carfax® Reports from dealers wherever used cars are sold online or look for Carfax Advantage™ dealers in your area and say 'Show Me the Carfax'. For used car buying tips or to purchase a Carfax® Report, visit www.carfax.com.

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