Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company operates 150-plus outdoor advertising companies in more than 40 states and Puerto Rico. The company operates more than 149,000 billboards and has more than 75 transit franchises that reach driving audiences in 18 states and two provinces through displays on bus shelters, benches and buses. With 97,500 logo sign displays, Lamar is also one of the nation's leaders in the highway logo sign business, with operations in 19 of the 25 states that have privatized their logo programs, as well as in the province of Ontario. It trades on NASDAQ under the symbol LAMR. The company has an office in Eugene, Ore.