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Fiber cement siding and trim producer James Hardie Industries, together with Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Representative Denny Heck, and Pierce County officials, recently celebrated the company’s expanded manufacturing operation near Tacoma, Wa.
The $187 million expansion includes the addition of a 400,000-sq. ft. facility-its second in Frederickson, Wa.-and up to 240 jobs.
To get the project off the ground, the Department of Commerce provided a $100,000 Working Washington grant to the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County to reimburse some of the company’s pre-construction costs.