Irish building materials firm James Hardie Building Products has unveiled plans to build an advanced fiber-cement building products manufacturing plant in Prattville, Alabama that will entail an investment of up to $220m
The plant will be built on 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.
Upon completion, the facility is expected to annually produce up to 600mmstf of siding and trim using James Hardie’s ColorPlus technology, together with other fibre-cement products. The project will create about 205 jobs in the region.
James Hardie CEO Louis Gries said: “Prattville quickly became the preferred community for Hardie’s next plant due to its skilled workforce, proximity to critical resources and access to key markets.
“We were impressed by the overall engagement and ease in which we were able to get things done, which was made possible by the close partnership between James Hardie and the State of Alabama, Autauga County and the City of Prattville, and we look forward to working closely with them in the future.”