COLUMBIA, Mo., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) visited the Carfax Data Center on Wednesday, May 2, in support of one of Boone County's largest employers. Sen. Blunt toured the existing Carfax facility and the 15,000 sq. ft. expansion currently under construction. He also spoke to the more than 150 Carfax employees about the company's growth and local economic impact, as well as the current political environment.
"Local job creators and business leaders are vital to our nation's economic growth, and Carfax is an engine that helps drive the Mid-Missouri economy," said Senator Blunt. "In Washington, I am fighting for pro-growth policies that provide more certainty and incentivize job creators like Carfax to invest, expand their businesses, and hire new workers so that we can jumpstart our economy and put more Americans back to work."
Carfax showed off the immense data storage capabilities at its Data Center and highlighted the company's history and community involvement efforts during Sen. Blunt's tour. Founded in Columbia in 1986, Carfax offers an annual summer internship program, is helping to lead local businesses in renewable energy participation and its employees regularly donate time at local charities.
"As the number one place to work in Columbia according to Inside Columbia Magazine, Carfax is honored that Senator Blunt came to visit our Data Center," said Joedy Lenz, vice president of Carfax. "The Senator heard about how we help buyers and sellers of used cars and wanted to come see what we were doing. We love Columbia and we're really happy to be part of the community."
In addition to expanding its current facility, Carfax is adding up to 50 new jobs within the next five years. Every year, millions of consumers rely on Carfax Vehicle History Reports to make better decisions about the cars they buy and sell. More than 500 Missouri-based dealerships build trust and sell cars faster using Carfax Reports.
Images of Sen. Blunt's visit to the Carfax Data Center are available in a photo album on the Carfax Facebook page.
About Senator Blunt
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. He serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. He also serves on the U.S. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation as ranking member of the Subcommittee of Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion.
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 10 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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