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James Hardie

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Building Materials
Overview
James Hardie Industries plc, manufactures and sells fiber cement products for interior and exterior building construction applications primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Europe. Its products principally include fiber cement interior linings, exterior siding products, and related accessories products. The company offers fiber cement products with various patterned profiles and surface finishes for a range of applications, including external siding and soffit lining, internal linings, facades, floor and tile underlay, lattice, fencing, decorative columns, flooring, and ceiling applications; and manufactures and sells fiber reinforced concrete pipes. Its products are used in various markets, such as new residential construction, which include single and multi-family housing; manufactured housing that comprise mobile and pre-fabricated homes; repair and remodeling; and various commercial and industrial applications, such as stores, warehouses, offices, hotels, motels, schools, libraries, museums, dormitories, hospitals, religious buildings, and gymnasiums.

The company markets its fiber cement products and systems under various Hardie brand names and other brand names, such as Hardieplank, Artisan Lap and Artisan Accent Trim by James Hardie, Cemplank siding, Scyon, Secura flooring, and HardieBacker. The company has historically invested between 2% and 3% of its annual revenue in research and development activities focused on process and product development. The business sells its products directly, as well as through distributors, large home center retailers, small to medium size dealer outlets, and specialist distributors to dealers or lumber yards, consumers, builders, real estate developers, and distributor/hardware stores.

James Hardie Industries plc was founded in Australia in 1888. Today, the company has revenues totaling approximately $1.25 billion, with shares traded on the Irish and Australian markets, in addition to ADRs traded in the United States.  70% of the business is now focused on the North American markets, where there is large growth opportunity.  US Headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois.
Career Opportunities
At James Hardie, you will find a fast-paced, high-energy work environment. We seek to maintain an entrepreneurial atmosphere where people are empowered to "run with" their part of the business and make it successful.
Products

Exterior Products

James Hardie fiber cement products allow you to create a beautiful, low maintenance home. Enjoy the beauty and character of wood, as well as resistance to weather, insects and flame spread. Additionally, our products come with a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty—our strongest warranty ever to give your customers peace of mind.

Colorplus® Technology

Take advantage of the ColorPlus Technology to get the look you want, with minimal maintenance. Find out which James Hardie® Siding products with ColorPlus Technology finish are available in your area.

Interior Products

HardieBacker® board is the lightest cement board on the market, yet it handles flex and compression better than any other. Ours is the only board which offers a cement formulation with a smooth surface that can be painted, textured, tiled or wallpapered.

Weather Barrier

As the maker of the #1 brand of exterior siding in America, no company knows more about creating beautiful, durable and weather-resistant homes than James Hardie. We pioneered a superior technology with our fiber-cement siding for the exterior of your home. It's the first layer of defense in weather protection.