James Hardie Industries plc (JHX) is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of fiber cement building products, primarily used in residential and commercial construction. The company was founded in 1888 in Melbourne, Australia, by James Hardie, and is now headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with its main operations in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
James Hardie’s products are known for their durability, low maintenance, and resistance to various environmental factors such as fire, moisture, and pests. The company’s primary product lines include:
- Siding: James Hardie’s fiber cement siding products, such as HardiePlank, HardieShingle, and HardiePanel, are widely used in residential and commercial construction. They are designed to mimic the appearance of traditional wood siding but offer superior performance and durability.
- Trim and fascia: The company offers a range of fiber cement trim and fascia products, which are used to accentuate and protect the exterior of a building. These products provide a low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood trim.
- Backerboard: James Hardie’s backerboard products, such as HardieBacker, are used as an underlayment for tile and other floor and wall coverings in wet areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. They offer superior moisture resistance and stability compared to traditional gypsum or cement-based backer boards.
- Pre-finished products: The company also offers pre-finished siding and trim products, which come with factory-applied, durable coatings for a consistent and professional appearance.