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James Hardie Building Products Expands Prattville, Alabama, Manufacturing Plant

Fiber cement building solutions provider James Hardie Building Products is expanding its manufacturing plant in Prattville, Alabama. The project is expected to create 200 jobs.

The expansion will double the size of the facility, permitting a large-scale expansion of its manufacturing capacity, according to state officials. Once the new positions are filled, the plant, located on a 103-acre site in Prattville’s South Industrial Park, will have a workforce of 405.

“James Hardie is proud of our strong continued partnership with the state of Alabama, the city of Prattville, Mayor Gillespie, and city council. We especially want to thank Governor Kay Ivey, Mayor Gillespie, the Autauga County Commission, and State Sen. Clyde Chambliss Jr. for their vision and support,” said Sean Gadd, president of North America for James Hardie Building Products. “We look forward to driving economic development and creating new jobs in the community as we continue our mission to transform the way the world builds,” he added.

The Prattville location will continue to produce the high-demand plank, panel, and trim Hardie products used on homes all over the South, according to company officials.

“James Hardie’s decision to launch a major expansion project at its advanced production center in Prattville will bring more high-paying jobs and new opportunities to people in the area,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “In addition, this high-impact growth project once again shows how our teamwork approach to economic development leads to valuable partnerships with great companies from all around the world.”

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.

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