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James Hardie Expanding Alabama Manufacturing Facility

(Photo courtesy of James Hardie Building Products Inc.)

James Hardie, a producer of high-performance fiber cement building solutions, reports it is planning an expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in Prattville, Alabama. 

This expansion will more than double the square footage of the current plant while creating over 200 additional jobs in the local community, in addition to the over 200 employees already working at the James Hardie plant in Prattville. 

The company says its Prattville location will continue to produce high-demand Hardie® plank, panel, and trim products. 

The announcement comes as the Prattville City Council and Mayor Bill Gillespie Jr. approved a development agreement, paving the way for James Hardie’s investment in the Prattville plant. 

The new project demonstrates James Hardie’s long-term commitment to the local community and the state of Alabama. Approximately 83 percent of the company’s raw materials are purchased within 100 miles of its plants, supporting local businesses, and minimizing the length of haul and carbon footprint.

“James Hardie is proud of our strong continued partnership with the state of Alabama, the City of Prattville, Mayor Gillespie, and City Council,” says Sean Gadd, President of North America for James Hardie. 

“We especially want to thank Gov. Kay Ivey, Mayor Gillespie, the Autauga County Commission, and State Senator Clyde Chambliss Jr. for their vision and support. 

“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.”

The James Hardie manufacturing facility is a 103-acre site in Prattville’s South Industrial Park, an AdvantageSite-certified park located between U.S. Highway 82 and Autauga County Road 4.

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