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James Hardie Establishes Crystal City, Missouri, Manufacturing Plant

James Hardie, a world leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design, will establish a manufacturing facility in Crystal City, Missouri. The project is expected to create 240 jobs.

The new one-million-square-foot site, located 30 miles south of St. Louis, will deliver in-demand fiber cement products.

“We are not at all surprised that James Hardie has chosen to expand their operations to Missouri,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “Missouri continues to win highly competitive opportunities like this one. There was an incredible amount of collaboration on the local, regional, and state levels to bring such an admirable company to Missouri. Our state’s collaborative spirit and drive to win really shined during this location competition. Our state looks forward to adding James Hardie to the growing list of construction materials companies that build America.”

The company will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation. The company is also receiving assistance from Missouri One Start, which assists eligible businesses with their recruitment and training needs.

“This project is a shining example of how we can work together as a metro to drive job growth and economic investment,” noted Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. “James Hardie will bring high-paying jobs to the region while strengthening our advanced manufacturing sector. This is a big win for everyone in the St. Louis metro.”

James Hardie Industries plc is a global building materials company and the largest global manufacturer of fibre cement products. Headquartered in Ireland, it is a dual-listed company, being listed on the Australian and New York Stock Exchanges. Its management team currently sits in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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