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James Hardie to add 69 new jobs for Pulaski facility

By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

A $25 million investment will expand manufacturing capacity and add 69 new job openings to James Hardie Building Product Inc.’s plant in the Town of Pulaski.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the expansion on Tuesday afternoon, with a presentation ceremony commemorating the expansion at the Historic Train Depot in Pulaski. The Virginia plant was successfully chosen over James Hardie’s Florida and Illinois plants, which were also competing for the expansion.

“James Hardie Building Products is an important employer and corporate partner to the Town of Pulaski, and has thrived since the establishment of its manufacturing facility nearly 10 years ago,” McAuliffe said in a news release on Monday.

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