Home Innovation Research Labs Study Finds James Hardie Trim Faster, Less Costly to Install

HardieTrim® NT3® Boards Perform Better than PVC and Engineered Wood Trim

CHICAGO (Jan. 20, 2015) – James Hardie’s HardieTrim® NT3® Boards are faster and less costly to install than PVC or engineered wood trim, according to a study recently released by Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Home Innovation Research Labs evaluated the cost and installation time of HardieTrim NT3 Boards against other popular exterior trim systems in a side-by-side study on its two-story research home.


James Hardie Unveils New Website, Brand to Inspire Homeowners and Builders

New Website Inspires Users to Experiment with Color and Design

CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2014) – James Hardie, the leader in fiber cement siding, announced today the launch of its new website. The new JamesHardie.com reflects a refreshed James Hardie brand creative and positioning, and aims to be a consultative resource to its visitors, ready to assist them through every step of the exterior design process. It is intended to inspire, educate and engage homeowners; and by extension, builders, contractors, developers and architects.


James Hardie® Joins 84 Lumber's ''We Build American'' Initiative

James Hardie teams with 84 Lumber, one of the nation's largest building materials suppliers, to encourage the use of U.S.-made and sourced building materials and products

CHICAGO (February 4, 2013) — James Hardie joins 84 Lumber's "We Build American" initiative, along with builders and more than 180 companies in more than 40 states who sell American-made building materials and products. The program is aimed at encouraging builders and consumers to consider construction homes with materials sourced in the United States. James Hardie was contacted by 84 Lumber to participate in the program a few months prior to the announcement of the initiative on January 23 at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.


James Hardie Helping Rebuild a Stronger U.S. Northeast Coast

Company underscores active role in post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding process through product raffles at April 6 New York event, counsel for residential contractors

CHICAGO (April 4, 2013) — James Hardie Building Products is taking an active role in helping rebuild a stronger United States Northeast Coast in wake of last fall's Hurricane Sandy with its participation in The Shop 'Til You Drop Rebuild-A-Room Project on Saturday, April 6. James Hardie will help get the rebuilding process off to a running start for homeowners and their residential contractors with two raffles of James Hardie products at the event, to be held at Breezy Point Lumber, 28 E. Market St, Breezy Point, N.Y. The event will be hosted by Family-to-Family, Inc., along with Breezy Point Lumber and Breezy Point Hardware, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.


James Hardie Building Products Announces HardiePlank® Lap Siding Earns the Good Housekeeping Seal

CHICAGO (May 14, 2013) - James Hardie Building Products, world leader in fiber cement siding and backerboard, today announced its James Hardie® siding earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. The Seal is a sought-after mark of quality and is granted after a product's rigorous evaluation by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.


James Hardie Announces the Expansion of Its Distribution Relationship with Texas Distributors

James Hardie plans to bring a full range of siding, trim and interior products to Dixie Plywood & Lumber Company and Weyerhaeuser distribution centers in the Lone Star State this summer.

CHICAGO (June 17, 2013) - James Hardie continues to grow its fiber cement siding and trim business with increased distribution at Dixie Plywood & Lumber Company (DIXIEPLY) and Weyerhaeuser locations in the Texas market. Starting July 1st, a full line of James Hardie® products will be introduced at DIXIEPLY distribution centers in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and at Weyerhaeuser’s Houston location. DIXIEPLY and Weyerhaeuser will be two of three companies to carry a full range of James Hardie products in Texas. The other, DW Distribution Inc., also has distribution centers in Desoto, Round Rock, and Greenville and has been carrying James Hardie products since 2003.


Naperville Family Wins $30,000 Exterior Home Makeover from James Hardie Building Products

Hardie Home Outdoor Living Sweepstakes awards Grand Prize of premium-quality James Hardie® fiber cement siding, landscaping, and outdoor furniture

CHICAGO (July 10, 2013) — Steve and Laura Kovarik of Naperville, Ill., typically don't enter contests because they don't usually expect to win. That changed when the Kovariks were chosen the Grand Prize winner in the James Hardie Building Products' Hardie Home Outdoor Living Sweepstakes, which is awarding them an exterior home makeover valued at up to $30,000. 


Durable, Lower-maintenance James Hardie® Siding Gives New Life to DIY Network Blog Cabin 2013 Project Home

Company's HardieShingle® siding, HardieTrim® boards to be featured on Labor Day broadcast

CHICAGO (August 28, 2013) - Fans of the interactive DIY Network series Blog Cabin will get an up-close look at durable, beautiful James Hardie Building Products fiber cement siding this fall, as it protects the 2013 project home, a coastal cottage situated along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. James Hardie HardieShingle® siding in Light Mist, with HardieTrim® boards in Arctic White, was chosen by popular Internet vote earlier this year, and will be highlighted on the DIY Network at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day) on the program Desperate Landscapes, and a one-hour Blog Cabin 2013 special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT Thursday, Sept. 12.


Siding Beauty, Durability Highlight James Hardie Building Products' HardieDesign Contest Winners

Mullen Heller Architecture, BGO Architects Showcase Top Projects Using James Hardie® Siding

CHICAGO (September 10, 2013) -  Projects from Mullen Heller Architecture, Albuquerque, N.M., and BGO Architects, Addison, Texas, have been named winners in the inaugural HardieDesign Contest photo competition by James Hardie Building Products. Mullen Heller Architecture earned top honors for a modern-design commercial building using James Hardie HardiePlank® lap siding and HardieTrim® boards, while BGO Architects won for a traditional-look project using HardiePlank lap siding. 


James Hardie Commitment to Help Build a Stronger U.S. Northeast Coast Featured on THIS OLD HOUSE® Series

James Hardie® fiber cement siding key choice for contractor, homeowner in rebuilding a stronger, more storm-resistant New Jersey home following Superstorm Sandy

CHICAGO (Oct. 3, 2013) -  The rebuilding of a New Jersey home using fiber cement siding from James Hardie Building Products will be featured on upcoming episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning PBS TV home improvement series THIS OLD HOUSE®.


James Hardie 125th Anniversary Celebrating Namesake Founder's Innovative Legacy

Fiber cement siding product and technology innovations have made homes, buildings more beautiful, durable and lower-maintenance than alternatives

CHICAGO (December 4, 2013) - James Hardie, a global manufacturer of fiber cement siding and interior products with operations across the United States, is celebrating more than a century of technology innovations with its 125th anniversary, and the customers and employees that have made that milestone possible. The company's introduction of fiber cement siding in the United States in the 1990s, and subsequent innovations such as The HardieZone® System of siding products that are formulated for the weather conditions of a home's geographic location, led to a profound shift in siding technology and homeowner preference over the past two decades. With U.S. operations based in Chicago, James Hardie reflects its founder's innovative legacy with an annual research and development spend of tens of millions of dollars, among the most in the siding industry.


James Hardie 2014 HardieDesign Contest to Showcase Top Commercial, Multifamily Projects Using James Hardie® Siding

Architects, Project Developers and Owners Can Win Custom Video for Promotion, Branding

CHICAGO (March 6, 2014) — James Hardie Building Products announced today the launch of the 2014 edition of its HardieDesign Contest, which will once again give architectural firms as well as project developers and owners the opportunity to showcase their best commercial and multifamily projects featuring the company's fiber cement siding and panel products.


James Hardie Donates $50,000 in Exterior Panel System Product to Aid Construction of Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

CHICAGO (April 7, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products announced today the donation of $50,000 in Hardie® Reveal® Panel System product for the renovation and expansion of Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) in the city’s Illinois Medical District neighborhood. ChicagoCAC and its partners are the city’s front-line responders to suspected physical abuse of children under age 3, as well as to reports of child sexual abuse. The center is adding an 18,000 square-foot expansion to better support the families it serves.


James Hardie Building Products Named to Forbes' List of Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America

CHICAGO (April 29, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products, global leader in fiber cement technology, today announced it was named to the Forbes' list of Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. James Hardie was ranked among 13 other large companies across various industries. .


Beautiful, Durable James Hardie® Siding Products Highlight Home Renovation on New Episode of A&E's Flipping Boston

Show’s design team installs James Hardie siding to give new life to Massachusetts home

CHICAGO (April 8, 2014) – Remodelers, contractors and real estate fans of A&E’s hit series Flipping Boston will see the many benefits of durable, beautiful James Hardie Building Products fiber cement siding this spring as the exterior products are used in a complete home renovation in Medford, Mass. James Hardie’s Complete Exterior™ solution for the home located north of Boston will be highlighted on Episode 6 of A&E’s third season of Flipping Boston, at 12:00 PM EDT, Saturday, April 12. Season 3 of Flipping Boston premiered March 1.


Durable, Design-Friendly James Hardie Exterior Siding Beautifies Venango Trails Residential Community

New Suburban Pittsburgh Homes Designed for Functional and Aesthetic Integrity

CHICAGO (April 22, 2014) – Venango Trails, a new premier neighborhood located just north of Pittsburgh, Pa., was built to last using James Hardie fiber cement siding and exterior products. Construction has begun and upon completion, the Venango Trails community will feature 462 homes in eight different styles, all of which have James Hardie siding and exterior products installed.


James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ Program Provides Industry Leading Business Resources for Contractors

Members Can Access Marketing Tools, Lead Generation Support and Training

CHICAGO (October 23, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products, the leader in fiber cement siding, unveiled today the new Contractor Alliance™ Program. The program combines marketing tools, lead generation support and training to help members grow and differentiate their business in the highly competitive siding market. The Contractor Alliance Program is an evolution of James Hardie's longstanding Preferred Remodeler Program and the Associate Contractor Program.


James Hardie Reveals 2014 HardieDesign Winners

Two Projects Highlighted for Leading Traditional and Modern Design

CHICAGO (July 22, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products, the leader in fiber cement siding, announced today the winners of the second annual HardieDesign Contest. Architectural firms, project developers and owners were eligible to enter commercial and multifamily projects that demonstrated functional and aesthetic integrity of James Hardie® fiber cement siding products. Two projects were selected – one for traditional design and the other for modern – as this year's leading entries.