James Hardie is hiring 200 workers as the company expands its manufacturing plant in Prattville, where it produces high-performance fiber cement building solutions.
Once the new positions are filled, the company will employ 405 at the facility.
“This significant expansion project shows the world that another world-class company is thriving in our state,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. “This growth will solidify James Hardie’s presence in Prattville, and I know we can work together to create a bright future for the community.”
The City of Prattville has approved an expansion agreement with the company.
“James Hardie is proud of our strong continued partnership with the state of Alabama, the city of Prattville, Mayor (Bill) Gillespie and the city council,” 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.”
The building products plant was originally announced in 2017 as a $220 million project. Approximately 83% of the company’s raw materials are purchased within 100 miles of its plant, supporting local businesses and minimizing the facility’s carbon footprint by shortening its supply chain.
“James Hardie’s partnership with the city of Prattville is a true testament to our community’s high-quality local natural resources, infrastructure and workforce,” said Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie Jr.
With the expansion, the company plans to continue to produce the high-demand plank, panel and trim Hardie products used on homes all over the South.