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2011-07-01 08:28:00

CHICAGO, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products, Inc. (NYSE: JHX) manufactures exterior home products that enable remodelers and builders to produce homes that accurately portray a wide variety of American architecture styles. From HardieShingle® siding that combines the look of cedar shingles with low-maintenance upkeep and durability to Artisan® by James Hardie with its dramatic shadow lines, the company has continued to focus on...

2011-06-24 09:08:00

CHICAGO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX) dedicated its most recent trend report to the effects the economic conditions are having on homeowners' aesthetic design decisions, based on a compilation of research. The studies suggest that demand for nostalgic design is increasing, and James Hardie's report affirms this shift within the exterior design industry. "Along with low maintenance and durability, design and authenticity are important...

2011-03-10 10:25:00

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX) pledges its commitment and support to small and independent replacement contractors and remodelers with the introduction of its new Associate Contractor(TM) Program. Based on research insights from an industry-wide survey conducted last September, James Hardie identified a need for a new, mutually-beneficial partnership that had a lower point-of-entry investment for smaller businesses in addition to its...

2011-01-04 11:11:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX) is introducing a new version of HardieShingle(®) siding that has improved visual authenticity with modifications in shingle widths and a reengineered texture. Traditionally, shingles are used in combination with lap siding or other siding styles. With a full line of products, James Hardie enables homeowners and builders to achieve a distinctive shingle-style combination and capitalize on...

2010-11-29 12:41:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX) today announced the receipt of a federal grant worth $756,000 to help offset the cost of updating its fiber cement recycling operations in Peru, IL. James Hardie was awarded the grant by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) as part of the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity...

2010-11-09 08:58:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX), the leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding, agrees with the annual report's findings that fiber cement siding is a smart homeowner investment. For over 20 years, the trusted industry publication Remodeling magazine has published its "Cost vs. Value" report, which compares the cost of a remodeling project to the increased value of the house at the time of resale. The report includes 33...

2010-08-03 14:58:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX), the world's leading manufacturer of fiber cement building products, was today awarded its sixth straight illustrious "Partners of Choice Award" for outstanding quality and service by David Weekley Homes. James Hardie received top honors with a perfect score of "A" for both the quality of its products and the service that James Hardie provides to the nation's second largest for-profit...

2010-08-03 11:45:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX) studied climatic conditions in Houston and found that there was a limited number of days - less than one-third of the year - that were considered good days to paint a home's exterior.(1) As defined by paint manufacturers' application recommendations, a good paint day is one with favorable conditions that allow the paint to be applied in even, consistent layers and cure correctly to...

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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.